About B Lab Europe

We are part of an international network that creates economic systems change through standards, policies, tools, and programs for business, and certifies companies—known as B Corps—who are leading the way.

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Our vision

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Our global vision is of an inclusive, equitable, and regenerative economic system for all people and the planet. We are mobilizing the B Corp movement to change our economic system to positively impact all stakeholders — workers, communities, customers, and our planet. We won’t stop until all business is a force for good.

B Lab & the B Corp Movement

B Lab is the nonprofit network transforming the global economy to benefit all people, communities, and the planet. It began in 2006 with the idea that a different kind of economy was not only possible, it was necessary – and that business could lead the way towards a new, stakeholder-driven model.

 

Today there are many B Labs across the globe (forming the B Global Network) including Australia, East Africa, mainland Europe and North and South America. All B Labs certify B Corporations, which are companies that meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. 

B Lab Europe was founded in 2013 and currently oversees the growth of the movement in Benelux, France, Italy, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Scandinavia and Spain and other countries across the continent. We mobilize the B Corp community in Europe towards collective action to address society’s most critical challenges and, in collaboration with the Global Network, we create standards, policies, tools, and programs that shift the behavior, culture, and structure of capitalism. 

 

Together, we are shifting our economic system from profiting only the few to benefiting all, from concentrating wealth and power to ensuring equity, from extraction to regeneration, and from prioritizing individualism to embracing interdependence.

Growth of the movement

In 2021 our global community has reached the milestone of 4,000 B Corps! That’s 4,000 businesses across 77 countries employing 280,000 workers in 153 industries. In Europe, we have over 630 companies certified across the region.

  • 4475
    Companies Globally
  • 153
    Industries
  • 745
    In Europe
  • 1
    Unifying Goal

Our team

The B Lab Europe team is a group of passionate people with diverse backgrounds who believe in the power of business as a force for good.

Katie Hill

CEO B Lab Europe, Chair of Management Board
B Lab Europe People Claire Pace

Claire Pace

Head of Operations (Management Board)

Joey van den Brink

Business Development Lead

Sarah Garcia

MNC Manager

Maria Correa

Head of Marketing & Communications

Yeliz Mert

Country Partner Manager

Neila Benamara

SDG Programme Manager

Faryaal Zaman

EU Evaluation Analyst

Sadhbh Deegan

MNC Account & Certification Coordinator

Lucia Baruzzi

Communications Manager

Helena Birgusova

Country Partner Coordinator

Jurre Immerzeel

Finance Manager

Gudrun Drexler

Communications Coordinator

Filip Apih

Data Analyst

Zulia Oomen-Lochtefeld

Impact Management Intern

Meet the local teams

Are you looking for someone in a specific country? B Lab Europe has a network of local partners in different countries that work closely with their communities.

Katie Hill B Lab Europe CEO speaking at 2019 Summit

Our governance

Katie Hill B Lab Europe CEO speaking at 2019 Summit

Multiple governing bodies and advisory bodies oversee the work of B Lab Europe, the global B Corp Movement, and the requirements for B Corp Certification.

B Lab Europe Board

B Lab Europe is registered as a “Stichting” or Foundation under Dutch law. It has two boards, a Supervisory board with responsibility for strategy, CEO appointment, and financial matters, and a Management Board that oversees the execution of the strategy and policy of B Lab Europe.

Zoe Burgess

Corporate Development Manager at COFRA (Supervisory Board)

Tom Cummings

Founder Leading Ventures (Supervisory Board)

Sandra Castañeda-Elena

Head of Corporate Development at Triodos España (Supervisory Board)

Marilou Van Golstein

Chair of Supervisory Board

Leen Zevenbergen

Co-Founder B Lab Europe, Chairman Bolesian (Supervisory Board)

Katie Hill

CEO B Lab Europe, Chair of Management Board

James Perry

Co-Founder B Lab UK, Chairman COOK (Supervisory Board)

Felicitas Von Peter

Managing Partner Active Philanthropy (Supervisory Board)
B Lab Europe People Claire Pace

Claire Pace

Head of Operations (Management Board)

Global Governance Council

The Global Governance Council oversees the global growth of B Lab and the B Corp Movement. The eight-member council has representatives from each global partner organization, including B Lab USA, and B Lab USA’s Independent Board of Directors. The responsibilities of the GGC include global expansion, policy strategy, and approval of new global partners.

Ben Anderson

B Lab US & Canada

Gonzalo Muñoz

GGC Representative to B Lab Board

Juan Pablo Larenas

Sistema B

Lorene Arey

B Lab Board of Directors

Bart Houlahan

B Lab

James Perry

B Lab UK

Leen Zevenbergen

B Lab Europe

Mele-Ann Havea

(Co-Chair) B Lab Australia & New Zealand

Standards Advisory Council & Regional SAC

Oversight of the B Impact Assessment is the responsibility of B Lab’s Standards Advisory Council, an independent committee of 20-22 members, each with deep industry or stakeholder expertise. The Standards Advisory Council is divided into two subgroups — one to oversee the content and weightings for the version of the B Impact Rating System that is appropriate for companies and funds in developed markets; the other for the version that is appropriate for companies and funds in emerging markets.

Regional Standards Advisory Council: Europe

Dr. Andrea Berglehner

OmniCert Umweltgutachter GmbH

Camille Verdon

ECOCERT Group

Saïd Hammouche

Fondation Mozaïk

John Scade

MAS Business

Nadja-Timea Scherrer

plus305

Majda Dabaghi

Independent

Robby Collins

7Peaks Brasserie

Developed Markets SAC

Beth Sirull

Former President, Pacific Community Ventures

Bob Willard

Author and Speaker, Sustainability Advantage

Bonny Moellenbrock

Executive Director, SJF Institute

Clara Barby

Partner, Head of ImPACT+, Bridges Ventures

Debra Dunn

Director, Skoll Foundation

Hewson Baltzell

President and Chief Operating Officer of Helios Exchange

Jamie Robertson

Managing Director, 361 Degrees

Richard Pike

Technical Director, Cook Trading Ltd.

Stephanie Nieman

Associate, SJF Ventures

Thomas van Craen

Managing Director, Triodos Bank Belgium

Bart Houlahan

B Lab

Emerging Markets SAC

Carlos Eduardo Lessa Brandao

Independent Board Member

Chid Liberty

Project Manager, Dalberg Global Advisors

Darin Kingston

Portfolio Manager, Global Development Incubator

Flory Wilson

Former, Director, Impact Management Team, B Lab

Genevieve Edens

Impact Assessment Manager, Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE)

Joseph Wozniak

Program Manager – Trade for Sustainable Development, The International Trade Center (ITC) – WTO/UNCTAD

Kelly McCarthy

Senior Manager, IRIS, Global Impact Investing Network

Rob Schneider

Senior Alliance Manager, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

Veronica Chau

Boston Consulting Group

Watanan Petersik

Director, Lien Centre for Social Innovation; Chair, Ashoka Singapore Advisory Council

Advisory and Working Groups

The B Impact Assessment is tailored to a company’s size, sector, and market. When the need arises for more nuance in assessing the impact of particular topic areas, models, or industries, B Lab convenes expert working groups to develop standards for approval by the Standards Advisory Council.

Multinational and Public Markets Advisory Council

An increasing number of mission-aligned, multinational and public companies (MPCs) have recently expressed interest in B Corp certification and in helping to accelerate the movement. MPCs, however, are often challenged to apply the performance standards and meet the legal requirement for certification due to their more complex operating and governance structures.

To address this challenge, B Lab has created the Multinationals and Public Markets Advisory Council (MPMAC), a multi-stakeholder advisory body tasked with recommending a meaningful, manageable path to certification for MPCs. The MPMAC is composed of two working groups—one focused on mission-aligned structures for MPCs, and one focused on creating meaningful performance standards. Learn more about the MPMAC’s scope and timeline.

Mission Alignment Working Group

Aurelien Cohen

Danone

Daniela Saltzman

Generation IM

Tara Smith

Campbell’s Soup

Janine Guillot

SASB

Lucy Fergusson

Linklaters

Margaret Foran

Prudential

Robert Eccles

Harvard Business School

Colin Mayer

Said Business School

Ed Liu

Morgan Stanley

Bill Clark

Drinker Biddle and Reath

Jameela Pedecini

Perella Weinberg Partners

Performance Standards Working Group

Niki King

Campbell’s Soup

Francisco Piza

Bancocolombia

Jeffrey Hogue

C&A

Jessica Sobel

Hain Celestial

Kristen Sullivan

Deloitte

Laura Palmeiro

Danone

Juliana Pasqualini

Natura

Sue Almond

Grant Thornton

Terence Jeyaretnam

Ernst and Young

Kirsten Dunlop

SunCorp

Sue Garrard

Unilever

Andrew Collins

SASB