The Nonprofit That’s Helping Corporations Do Good

Over 1,000 certified B Corps are doing business with conscience.

Feb 23, 2015
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The B Corporations community has a dream. A dream that one day, companies will compete over who can do more good for the world - not just who can make more money. United by their shared desire to take responsibility for their actions and be a positive force in the world, over 1,000 companies from across the world are working together to redefine what being “successful” in business really means. While each organization is trying to succeed in the classic, capitalist sense - by making money - they’re doing it with conscience. And not at any cost.
The scope of B Corps is broad - from fashion and footwear, to food and books, big businesses to small initiatives, from Afghanistan to Australia and everywhere in between. Among the support that the nonprofit provides, members can learning how to ‘Build a Better Business’ from the B Corp Handbook, get help attracting investors and partner with peer organizations.
As a strong lobbying force, the community is also active in pushing for legislation - particularly in the US - which holds businesses responsible for their effect on the environment, the economy, and society at large.
On the individual level, the B Corp certification helps conscious consumers identify these organizations, so they can support businesses which share their worldview - bringing about positive change across the board.

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