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B Lab Italy

Since 2013, B Corps have been promoting a new business model in Italy through information, activism, education, events and dialogue with institutions. A success guaranteed by Italian companies’ desire for innovation and their economic tradition.

The Growth of the Movement

After the first certified company in 2013, the movement in Italy has grown steadily. Today, thanks to the B Corp model, hundreds of Italian entrepreneurs and managers are discovering and embracing tools to align their company’s actions with a inclusive, equitable, and regenerative economic system

  • 8.680 +
    Companies Globally
  • 284
    B Corps in Italy
  • 90 +
    Industries in Italy
  • 1
    Unifying goal

How do we drive change in Italy

Interdependence is a core value for B Corp. Italian certified companies carry out joint actions to multiply the value they generate.

  • Coalitions and B Locals

    Since 2021, B Corps have been running working groups to share best practices – also with non-certified companies – on Gender Equality, Carbon Neutrality and Education.

  • Education

    Investing in future generations is key to achieving change. B Corp, together with stakeholders of the Italian education ecosystem, launched #UnlockEducation, the open and free sustainability education campaign for young Italian people.

  • Events and exhibitions

    B Corps work to spread a more responsible, sustainable and transparent business model. That is why they share their experience and best practices at numerous events and exhibitions around the world.

  • Benefit Corporation (Società Benefit)

    In Italy, all certified companies must also become Benefit Corporations (Società Benefit), formalizing in their articles of association a purpose that goes beyond mere profit and thus protecting this corporate mission in the long term.

B Lab Italy Team

B Lab Italy is part of the B Global Network and works to grow, activate and coordinate the Italian B Corp community through collective actions and spread B Lab tools in our country.

Anna Puccio

Managing Director
Marzia Mastrogiacomo - B Lab Italy

Marzia Mastrogiacomo

Senior Strategy Advisor
Giacomo Selmi - B Lab Italia

Giacomo Selmi

Head of Growth & Certification
Benedetta Tavecchia - B Lab Italy

Benedetta Tavecchia

HR & Admin Coordinator
Chiara Barozzi - B Lab Italy

Chiara Barozzi

Communication & Community Coordinator

Margherita Ferretti

Community Engagement Coordinator
Jonathan Misrachi - B Lab Italy

Jonathan Misrachi

Growth & Certification Coordinator
Maria Rodriguez - B Lab Italy

Maria Rodriguez Beltran

Growth & Certification Coordinator

Elena Vignotti

Growth and Certification Coordinator

Introducing B Lab Italy!

B Lab Italy is part of the B Global Network and works to grow, activate and coordinate the Italian B Corp community through collective actions and spread B Lab tools in our country.

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Blog Second Public Consultation

B Lab Italia: al via la Seconda Consultazione per la revisione degli standard per le B Corp

Da oggi fino al 26 marzo aziende e stakeholder potranno consultare la bozza dei nuovi standard per fornire i loro contributi

Anna Puccio è la nuova Managing Director di B Lab Italia

Grazie alla vasta esperienza internazionale in ambito business, sociale e accademico, Anna Puccio assume la guida di B Lab Italia, nata per accelerare il cambiamento sistemico promosso dal Movimento delle B Corp. Nominato anche il nuovo consiglio direttivo.

Nasce B Lab Italia per guidare il cambiamento sistemico promosso dalle B Corp nel Paese

B Lab Italia si occuperà di far crescere, attivare e coordinare la community sul territorio attraverso azioni collettive e di diffondere gli strumenti di B Lab nel nostro Paese, per contribuire a un’economia sempre più equa, inclusiva e rigenerativa.

Certification Notice

Founded in 2006, B Lab is a non-profit organization and the owner of the “Certified B Corporation” trademark, which it licenses to for-profit companies (“B Corps”) that meet B Lab’s criteria for social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.

To become a B Corp, a company must complete an assessment created by B Lab, known as the B Impact Assessment (“BIA”), and have its results verified by B Lab. The BIA evaluates a company’s performance across various categories, including governance, workers, community, environment, and customers. B Lab’s goal through the BIA (and its broader verification process) is to measure a company’s overall social and environmental impact according to criteria specifically developed by B Lab. The assessment and verification process typically takes at least 12 months and B Corps are required to repeat the process every three years.

Only upon successfully obtaining at least 80 points in the BIA may a company use the following trademark identifying it as a B Corp: The “Certified B Corporation” trademark is exclusively licensed to companies that have successfully completed the BIA assessment and verification process. B Lab and its affiliates are the sole entities responsible for licensing the “Certified B Corporation” trademark.

The BIA uses criteria approved by B Lab’s Standards Advisory Council, which is a multi-stakeholder group composed of members from around the world with specific expertise in responsible and sustainable business.

The BIA is (a) independent of harmonized or international standards and (b) not specifically endorsed or authorized by any government or international authority. B Lab does not serve as a “national accreditation body” and is not recognized as a “conformity assessment body” under EU Regulation No. 765/2008, as it has not pursued an “accreditation certificate” under Article 5 of said Regulation.

Additionally, B Lab is not classified as a national, European, or international standardisation body in accordance with EU Regulation No. 1025/2012. BIA’s criteria do not align with ISO standards or those of other international accreditation bodies. As a result, companies using the Certified B Corporation trademark and persons encountering companies using such trademark should be aware that the company has merely satisfied B Lab’s criteria formalized in the BIA, but these criteria may not be recognized by international or governmental authorities.

Contact the local team

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