March is B Corp month – when B Corps from all over the world come together to raise awareness and encourage other businesses to become B Corp certified.
What is a B Corp?Certified B Corporations, or B Corps, are companies verified by B Lab to meet high standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability. https://bcorporation.uk/b-corp…
Why would a business aspire to be a B Corp? There is a growing body of evidence proving that B Corps are doing well. Increased sales, increased headcount, reduced attrition rates, easier access to finance, lower interest costs, better employee and community engagement, increased efficiencies and lower operational costs.
How to become a B Corp?
Businesses need to input answers into a free (confidential) online assessment tool. There are approx 200 questions covering all aspects of the business – employees, customers, suppliers, environment and businesses need to achieve over 80 points. It takes time, it’s rigorous and businesses might not make 80 points first time – but the tool gives a vital insight into where businesses need to improve.
The requirements for being a B Corp are businesses need to be in a competitive market, commit to the B Corp legal requirements, pay an annual fee, publish an impact report every year, recertify in 3 years time.
The B Corp movement
The aim of the B Corp movement is to redefine success in business . B Corps are the role models of an inclusive, equitable and regenerative economic system. There are over 1,100 certified B Corps in the UK employing more than 55,000 people from 58 different industries. The growth rate is fast with the number doubling in 2022. There are only 10 registered B Corps in Northamptonshire. Together with support from the Chambers and the existing Northants B Corp community, Presidio Consulting would like to help that number increase.Come and join one of my three free online webinars to find out more! I will be joined by Northants certified B Corps, who will share their B Corp stories. 9/3/23 @1.30pm, 16/3/23 @1.30pm email@example.com.
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