B Lab develops standards, policies, tools, and programs that shift the behavior, culture, and structure of capitalism. We mobilize the Benelux B Corp community towards collective action, and we collaborate with governments, academia, coalitions, and other institutions to drive economic systems change.
The European B Corp movement officially launched in 2015. Companies in The Netherlands and Belgium were one of the first ones to certify in Europe. Of 6,300+ B Corp certified companies worldwide, 1100+ are based in Europe of which 250+ in the Benelux. Moreover, more than 200,000 companies manage their impact with the B Impact Assessment and the SDG Action Manager.
As we aim for system change, all our initiatives are directed towards shifting the behavior, culture, and structure of capitalism. Take a look at some of our activities to get inspired!
The Benelux B Corp movement is an active community of 160+ companies with a shared vision to use their business as a force for good. These B Corps use their collective voice and action to rally together for systems changes on topics that matter most to them, eg. Climate Change, Inclusion and stakeholder governance.
To drive system change, we need to change the hearts and minds of citizens in the Benelux region. That’s why B Lab Benelux is actively campaigning, ranging from the ‘Its (y)our job’ campaign during COP26 to activating the wider B Corp community to raise our brand awareness during our annual ‘B Corp Month’.
‘The Interdependence Coalition’ is setting out to change company law at a European level, so we can truly unleash the power of business to be that force for good. To date our starting point is the Consultation on Sustainable Corporate Governance. Learn more about how this consultation fits into the European regulatory context here.
Our B Leaders training is designed to get participants proficient with the B Corp framework and tools. The training catalyzes practitioners’ potential for positive impact, whether they work as external advisors or as B Corp champions within their company.
In collaboration with the Municipality of Amsterdam, we designed a modular B Corp program to accelerate the ecosystem of purpose-driven business in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Region.
Today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders. That is why B Lab Benelux gears up to initiate collaborations. We have partnered with Sacred Heart University in Luxembourg for the first MBeA program (Master in Benefit Administration), starting this spring. Besides, we are working with Utrecht University on several research projects related to sustainability.
You will find the dedicated B Lab Benelux Team at the SDG House – KIT (Mauritskade 62, Amsterdam). Feel welcome to drop by anytime for a cup of fair chain coffee!
What better way to kick off B Corp Month 2023 than by bringing our fantastic Community together over a drink? Come celebrate what it mean to "to go beyond" with fellow B Corps and team members from B Lab Benelux.
Join this live conversation with Certified B Corp THE SKATEROOM sharing how they go beyond! (In English)
What better way to toast on B Corp Month 2023 than by bringing our fantastic Community together over a drink? Come celebrate what it means "to go beyond" with fellow B Corps and team members from B Lab Benelux
B Corp Social Impact Factory will celebrate its one-year anniversary of becoming a B Corp and introduces its network to the B Corp movement. (in Dutch)
Join this Biodiversity Masterclass to go beyond climate and a positive nature vision towards concrete actions.
Join this live conversation with Certified B Corp Ramborn Cider Co. sharing how they go beyond! (In English)
Is your marketing strategy as ethical as your company’s mission? Learn how to align your digital impact with your offline impact.
Certified B Corps are required to recertify once every three years. Join us at this webinar to learn about the recertification process!
Join our physical New B Gathering in Brussels for newly certified B Corps, Pending B's and new team members.
Join our physical New B Gathering in Amsterdam for newly certified B Corps, Pending B's and new team members
In this webinar, you will learn more about the design, lay-out, and functionality of the B Impact Assessment.
Are you interested in connecting with the B Corp community? The European network organizes conferences, talks, training, and webinars on different topics to update, engage and educate on the movement and its initiatives.
Together we are stronger than alone. B Corps have the opportunity to rally together on common challenges and topics close to their heart. Initiatives range from coalitions and collective actions to several task forces, initiated by B Lab or B Corps themselves. Join forces with fellow B Corps and take action!
A collective of 7 Dutch B Corps that make space for conversations, resource sharing, campaigns and events centered around JEDI.
An initiative kick started by 7 Dutch B Corps to design a game through which people get to see the beauty of diversity.
A group of 4 Belgian B Corps and 1 B Leader working on accelerating a favorable policy environment for B Corps in Belgium.
A collective of 5 Belgian B Corps working together to raise awareness on the B Corp Movement in Belgium.
A group of 2 Belgian B Corps and 1 independent B Leader driving impact improvement of the Belgian Community through workshops.
The Interdependence Coalition (100+ businesses, incl. 17 BNL B Corps) has the ambition to change company law at a European level.
A worldwide coalition of over 50 B Corps from the beauty sector seeking to improve the sustainability standards of the beauty industry.
A community of over 500 Certified B Corps committed to taking action on the climate emergency, centering climate justice.
Looking for support in your certification journey?
The B Leaders are looking forward to collaborate with you!
The B Corp Certification for us is an external validation that we walk the talk. But most importantly, the B Impact Assessment (BIA) provides us with useful impact management tools and a roadmap for continuous improvement.
We have the ambition to increase our B Corp score year on year. We believe we can do a lot by ourselves, but we know we will be more successful with partners who have the same purpose like B Corps.
Overall the B Corp journey helped us tremendously to get going: we measured everything, made material choices, changed governance, adapted policies, set ambitious sustainability targets — in every part of our business. The process of certification was rigorous and made us fine-tune and dig deeper over and over again.