The B Corp movement took root in Portugal in 2015 with the support of IES and keeps growing ever since. To date, the local B Corp community consists of businesses of different sizes and diverse industries: Over 20 Certified B Corporations, multiple international B Corporations present in Portugal and several Pending B Corporations.
The B Corp movement in Portugal has established several initiatives and partnerships to transform the local and global economy towards one that benefits all people, communities, and the planet.
Our diverse community of purpose-driven businesses interacts and meets regularly to learn from each other, exchange experiences, and drive collective action. Together, we work on joint projects ranging from social justice to climate action initiatives.
Today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders. That is why the B Corp movement in Portugal is partnering with various universities to nurture and promote sustainable business from the start.
To broaden our impact, we regularly co-create training sessions, workshops, and seminars that allow the wider business community and other organizations to get to know the B Corp movement, its members, and its tools.
With the expertise of Certified B Corp Abreu Advogados and the support of the Portuguese B Corp community, we are advocating for the adoption of a new legal status for purpose-driven companies in Portugal.
Becoming a B Corp took us to reflect on all aspects of our business and identify improvement priorities to always maximize our positive impact. We've moved from a declarative position to building evidence - a much more demanding process than a set of intentions. It was the principle of ‘walk the talk’.
The B Corp certification for us is a solid form of credibility for our non-profit partners and employees. It is the validation and expression of our impact mission and the sense of belonging to a like-minded community.
As the B Corp community in Portugal grows, we need to rely on the power of partnerships to go from an entrepreneur-led momentum to having a multi-faceted team on the ground. In 2023, B Lab Europe will roll out a new chapter for the B Corp movement in Portugal. Throughout this interim period of transition, the B Lab Europe team is here to support the Portuguese community, foster a spirit of interdependence across the region and work together to create a more inclusive, equitable and regenerative economy.
Here you can find the latest reports from the B Corp movement in Portugal and further relevant information regarding initiatives relevant to the B Corp movement. Follow our page to keep up to date with our latest news.
This report provides a comprehensive overview of the B Corp community in Portugal and outlines the benefits and reasons for becoming a B Corp.