Board of Directors

B Lab is governed by a dynamic process of broad, transparent multi-stakeholder engagement. The Board of Directors will establish several Advisory Councils to ensure continuous incorporation of best thinking and practices into B Lab's mission and activities. The Board will have ultimate decision-making authority on recommendations coming from the Advisory Councils.

Members of the Board of Directors Will:

Oversee strategy, budget and operations

of B Lab, including oversight of management, compensation, and development

Play a Leadership Role in forming the Advisory Councils,

provide oversight of their activities, and amend/approve their recommendations

Assist in identifying and cultivating potential philanthropic donors/investors

to ensure funding of B Lab's operations prior to sustainability via licensing income

Current Members:

Swati Mylavarapu

Founder, Incite Labs and Incite Ventures

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Swati Mylavarapu

Founder, Incite Labs and Incite Ventures

Swati Mylavarapu is founder of Incite Labs, a philanthropic organization that supports breakthrough social entrepreneurs and their organizations. She is also the founder of Incite Ventures, a venture firm that makes early stage investments in entrepreneurs with businesses that make a meaningful social impact. She is a career-long advocate of the potential for business as a social change agent, to do well and do good. Swati was previously a Partner on the venture capital team at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, where she focused on consumer digital and hardware investments. Before KPCB, Swati built the international business and product marketing efforts at Square, a financial services company that levels the playing field for small business. Earlier in her career, Swati led the client services and sales efforts at Quid, a data analytics company, and was part of the founding team at Google.org. Swati also serves on the non-profit boards of Bayes Impact, and the Boston Review.  Swati graduated from Harvard with an AB in Development Studies, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and a Truman Scholar. She also holds an MPhil in Economic History from the University of Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar.

Marcello Palazzi

Chairman, Social Innovation eXchange (SIX) and Co-Founder, B Lab Europe

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Marcello Palazzi

Chairman, Social Innovation eXchange (SIX) and Co-Founder, B Lab Europe

Marcello Palazzi is an entrepreneur and philanthropreneur, pursuing a double teenage passion for entrepreneurship and ethical values as the sources of human progress, which he later, in 1989 expressed in practice through the creation of the Progressio Foundation (from the Latin ‘of progress’). Launched with Dr. Paul Kloppenborg in Rotterdam, the foundation has completed over 300 entrepreneurial ventures, projects, initiatives in 33 countries under his leadership, www.progressio.org.

His current major activity is the launch and leadership of B Corporations in Europe (B for Benefit), www.bcorporation.net. 

Palazzi has lived and studied in Italy, Switzerland, the UK, the Netherlands, and the USA. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in London, Member of the Club of Rome, winner of The Economist Prize for his work on Strategic Philanthropy, back in 1987, probably the earliest work on the subject. Palazzi began his career as a young technology entrepreneur at age 23, growing a family business in environmental diagnostics internationally. 

 Palazzi’s alma maters include: London School of Economics, London Business School, Erasmus University Rotterdam, and Harvard University (2013 Advanced Leadership Fellow). Academically active, Palazzi has written “Towards the Civic Economy” in 1990, which laid the groundwork for the work of the Progressio Foundation. He has been a visiting lecturer, tutor and mentor to students and professionals for many years. His next goal is to complete a PhD on “Entrepreneurship for Public Good” he started in 1989.