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From updates from B Lab to stories in the press, there are our latest news stories. As the B Corp Movement grows around the world, it also sparks more conversations around new ways of doing business across the globe, and we hope to continue to amplify the work of our B Corps and influence public discourse.

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Leading international organisations launch Platform to address calls for clarity on how to improve sustainability impacts

Leading international providers of sustainability standards and guidance have come together to create the Impact Management Platform, a collaboration to mainstream the practice of impact management.

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Leading international organisations launch Platform to address calls for clarity on how to improve sustainability impacts

Leading international providers of sustainability standards and guidance have come together to create the Impact Management Platform, a collaboration to mainstream the practice of impact management.

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With an Eye on Agenda 2030, Fairtrade and B Lab Launch ‘Key’ SDG Partnership

Fairtrade, the world’s most recognized label for social justice and sustainability, and B Lab, a global network of organizations dedicated to transforming the economic system through innovations like the B Corp certification, are set to announce a new partnership aimed at advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through responsible business practices, sustainable supply chains, and global corporate transparency, the two organizations confirmed today.

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B Lab expands Regional Standards Advisory Groups and launches next round of community engagement

B Lab is pleased to announce the selection of 25 new members to its Regional Standards Advisory Groups in the UK, Latin America, East Africa, and Australasia, as well as to its recently launched groups in Europe and Asia. B Lab is also pleased to share the launch of a recent follow on survey to gather additional community inputs related to the review of the Performance Requirements for B Corp Certification.

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How Multinationals Navigate To A Stakeholder Economy: B Movement Builders Share Progress And Challenges

For large multinational companies especially, the shift from shareholder governance to stakeholder governance is a huge and complex journey. Yet, their scale also leads to outsized social impacts if they are able to successfully make this shift. To help multinationals better implement stakeholder governance and become part of the B Corp community, in 2020 B Lab recently established the B Movement Builders initiative.

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Corporate climate commitments don’t mean anything without accountability

As the world’s governments continue to balk at taking the necessary aggressive action, more and more companies are announcing what appear to be bold climate commitments, stepping up to take action where countries are not.

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Patagonia Has a New Mission to “Save Our Home Planet”—One of Its First Employees Explains How They’ll Get It Done

Patagonia has always enjoyed its outsider status. Since Yvon Chouinard started the company with a few adventurous friends in 1973, he’s happily rebelled against expectations: To this day, Patagonia has never collaborated with a fashion brand, nor does it work with influencers or advertise in fashion magazines. How did Patagonia get here? I caught up with Vincent Stanley, one of the company’s very first employees, to talk about Patagonia’s environmental activism, its obsession with quality, and its unlikely role as a trendsetter—from upcycling and repairs to that iconic fleece jacket.

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CEO Talks: Chloé’s Riccardo Bellini Details Eco, Social Progress

When Chloé attained B Corp status last October, it was a major milestone for the fashion house in terms of its environmental ambitions, yet only one stepping stone on its long path to fully becoming a company that is purpose-driven, community-based and accountable.

Our company’s B Corp journey presented these three big challenges

WeTransfer was eager to formalize its commitment to making the world a better place. But the B Corp process was even more demanding than it anticipated.

Danones nordiske forretning får bæredygtigt certifikat

Efter en længere proces er Danones nordiske forretning nu blevet B Corp-certificeret, og dermed har mejerikoncernens datterselskab fået papir, at det ikke alene er ejere og aktionærerne, som man skal levere resultater til.

How Multinationals Navigate To A Stakeholder Economy: B Movement Builders Share Progress And Challenges, Part Two

The businesses powering the transformation to a stakeholder economy that takes environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors seriously are typically smaller, which means they generally are more nimble than big corporations and can adjust their operations and products quicker.

Guía de Regalos B Corp 2021

Llega diciembre y con él, la Navidad: una de las épocas del año de mayor consumo y la ocasión ideal para reflexionar sobre el poder que tenemos a la hora de hacer nuestras compras o regalos.

Guidelines for Acceptance to the Baseline Requirements document published online

Developed to provide guidance on Baseline Requirement interpretation and application for US$5billion+ companies engaging in the B Corp Certification process.

The difference between serving shareholders and stakeholders

Vestiaire Collective is the latest in a growing roster of fashion companies that have spent months teasing out company policies and practices to qualify for the highly regarded sustainability certification. How can others do the same?

How Multinationals Navigate To A Stakeholder Economy: B Movement Builders Share Progress And Challenges

For large multinational companies especially, the shift from shareholder governance to stakeholder governance is a huge and complex journey. Yet, their scale also leads to outsized social impacts if they are able to successfully make this shift. To help multinationals better implement stakeholder governance and become part of the B Corp community, in 2020 B Lab recently established the B Movement Builders initiative.

Reflections On COP 26 From An Activist In Residence: An Interview With Charmian Love

Charmian (Char) Love is Co-Founder of B Lab UK. She has an MBA from the Harvard Business School and is a very popular teacher in the MBA programme at the Said Business School at the University of Oxford

Leading international organisations launch Platform to address calls for clarity on how to improve sustainability impacts

Leading international providers of sustainability standards and guidance have come together to create the Impact Management Platform, a collaboration to mainstream the practice of impact management.

Two key problems will keep sustainability reporting from changing the world

There have been a lot of recent, positive developments in the world of corporate sustainability reporting. But can these efforts possibly keep pace with the interconnected and existential threats of the climate emergency, racial injustice and inequality, social unrest, and Covid-19?

People in suits sitting around while the world is exploding in fumes

Corporate climate commitments don’t mean anything without accountability

As the world’s governments continue to balk at taking the necessary aggressive action, more and more companies are announcing what appear to be bold climate commitments, stepping up to take action where countries are not.

With an Eye on Agenda 2030, Fairtrade and B Lab Launch ‘Key’ SDG Partnership

Fairtrade, the world’s most recognized label for social justice and sustainability, and B Lab, a global network of organizations dedicated to transforming the economic system through innovations like the B Corp certification, are set to announce a new partnership aimed at advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through responsible business practices, sustainable supply chains, and global corporate transparency, the two organizations confirmed today.

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B Lab expands Regional Standards Advisory Groups and launches next round of community engagement

B Lab is pleased to announce the selection of 25 new members to its Regional Standards Advisory Groups in the UK, Latin America, East Africa, and Australasia, as well as to its recently launched groups in Europe and Asia. B Lab is also pleased to share the launch of a recent follow on survey to gather additional community inputs related to the review of the Performance Requirements for B Corp Certification.

Man wearing Patagonia cloathing tipping hat on sidewalk

Patagonia Has a New Mission to “Save Our Home Planet”—One of Its First Employees Explains How They’ll Get It Done

Patagonia has always enjoyed its outsider status. Since Yvon Chouinard started the company with a few adventurous friends in 1973, he’s happily rebelled against expectations: To this day, Patagonia has never collaborated with a fashion brand, nor does it work with influencers or advertise in fashion magazines. How did Patagonia get here? I caught up with Vincent Stanley, one of the company’s very first employees, to talk about Patagonia’s environmental activism, its obsession with quality, and its unlikely role as a trendsetter—from upcycling and repairs to that iconic fleece jacket.

ChangeNOW and B Lab join forces towards building a regenerative and inclusive economy

Today, we, B Lab & ChangeNOW, would like to invite you to join our ecosystems. Companies, whether you are committed, in transition, questioning, motivated, lacking tools or networks: you are not alone. Join us in building a regenerative and inclusive economy that works for everyone.

Becoming a B Corp: Meet the businesses resolving to be a force for good

Every business claims to care about people and planet, as well as profit. But who’s making sure? That’s where the B Corp movement comes in. We meet four businesses, old and new, that have made solid commitments to benefit the wider world, and earned the B Corp stamp of approval.

illy caffè is officially a B Corp

illycaffè obtains the certification for companies meeting the highest standards of social and environmental performance.

B Corps Are Setting The Example For Creating A Newer, Responsible And Greener Economy

Group Chief Executive at Kin + Carta Europe, delivering end-to-end digital services for the world’s leading businesses.

What It Takes to Become a B Corp

Vestiaire Collective is the latest in a growing roster of fashion companies that have spent months teasing out company policies and practices to qualify for the highly regarded sustainability certification. How can others do the same?

Profit, meet purpose: The new way businesses are measuring success

Today’s businesses want their bottom lines to measure purpose, not just profit. But while cash is cold and hard, purpose is warm and fuzzy. Can you really build a business on it?

Et løfte blev givet, da ægtepar overtog familieselskabet: “Som verden ser ud, har vi enormt travlt”

Solvej Lee Ørnstrand var mest med på sidelinjen, da hendes mand overtog familiefirmaet PNO, der udlejer trailere. Men trangen til at ændre en historisk sort industri, fik dem på andre tanker

B Lab Europe Press Release on EU Sustainable Corporate Governance

As the European representative of the global movement of B Corps, B Lab Europe welcomes the EU Commission’s consultation on Sustainable Corporate Governance. It is imperative that companies take greater account for the impact of their activities on people and planet.

B Lab Europe creates the B Corp Way platform

B Lab Europe creates the B Corp Way platform to connect B Corp consultancies with companies seeking to be part of the movement to Redefine the Role of Business in Society.

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