What is B Corp?
B Corp is a community of people and companies that believe in the power of business for good.
By harnessing the power of business, B Corps use profits and growth as a means to a greater end.
I want to support business owners to grow a business that will thrive. I am especially interested to work with businesses that are looking to make a positive impact in this world. I am very interested in helping businesses to grow by considering all the different stakeholders involved – suppliers, employees, clients, customers and investors.
I spent a year as a pending BCorp during 2019/2020 but unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get through the rigorous assessment at the end of the first year. As a solo consultant working from a home office, I didn’t seem to be able to gather the necessary points, but I will try and see how I can make improvements to make the grade!
There are 2788 Certified B Corps globally at the time of writing this in 64 countries. And they all have 1 unified goal.
In the UK there are over 160 B Corps, with over 9000 employees.
Companies like Pukka, Ella’s Kitchen and The Big Issue and many smaller businesses like mine. All with a shared goal – to use business as a force for good.
Certified B Corporations are a new kind of business that balance purpose and profit.
They are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on their workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment. I have changed my articles of association in line with this requirement, which took a bit of time and hassle but is hopefully worth it. I’m very grateful to the team at Mischon de Reya for helping me do so.
I will continue to try harder to get through the assessment as I believe in the BCorp principles – so watch this space!
In the meantime, I am excited to be working with clients that are on their BCorp journey and supporting them. So many businesses are becoming BCorps which is fantastic.