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Leading the Change: Takeaways from the B Lab Champions Retreat
Leading the Change: Takeaways from the B Lab Champions Retreat

3 weeks ago - What if we centered our work and lives around showing up for ourselves, others and the planet? Here are three takeaways from the recent B Lab Champions Retreat on how we can turn talk into action.

B Lab Seeks Input on Updated B Corp Standards
B Lab Seeks Input on Updated B Corp Standards

3 months ago - B Lab has launched a public comment period on new draft standards for B Corp Certification — inviting businesses, civil society and the public to provide feedback through an interactive website.

The Secret Sauce of Storytelling: Bringing the Masses Along on the Road to Regeneration
The Secret Sauce of Storytelling: Bringing the Masses Along on the Road to Regeneration

7 months ago - Final-day keynotes at SB’23 San Diego explored various approaches to turning consumers into collaborators in our efforts to create an ethical, equitable, climate-resilient future for all.

New B Corp Standards to Address Multinationals, Accountability, Imperative for Systemic Change
New B Corp Standards to Address Multinationals, Accountability, Imperative for Systemic Change

11 months ago - B Lab’s standards have offered a flexible approach to achieving B Corp certification; but that flexibility has been criticized as not holding bigger companies accountable for driving systemic change. We sat down with B Lab to learn more about its evolving standards.

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Behemoths and B Corps: Multinationals’ Role in the Stakeholder Economy
Behemoths and B Corps: Multinationals’ Role in the Stakeholder Economy

1 year ago - Several global brands have now achieved B Corp certification, leading some to criticize certifier B Lab for abandoning its original mission: Making business a force for good. But, as advocates point out, welcoming multinationals into the B Corp family is a logical step in scaling systemic change.

B Lab Aligns with IDH to Enable More Companies, Workers to Benefit from a Living Wage
B Lab Aligns with IDH to Enable More Companies, Workers to Benefit from a Living Wage

1 year ago - B Lab has updated its B Impact Assessment guidance and standards to align with the IDH Living Wage Roadmap — highlighting more companies’ work on this front will illustrate the feasibility of providing living wages globally.

The Purpose Gloves Are Off: How to Not End Up on the Ropes
The Purpose Gloves Are Off: How to Not End Up on the Ropes

2 years ago - The United Way Social Purpose Institute offers a free tool to help companies assess and rate the degree to which their purpose is fully embedded across the company and in its relationships. These are the new techniques that purpose players are expected to demonstrate to stay in the ring …

Just Brands ’21: Where the Rubber Meets the Long, Bumpy Road to Truly Equitable Workplaces
Just Brands ’21: Where the Rubber Meets the Long, Bumpy Road to Truly Equitable Workplaces

3 years ago - At Sustainable Brands’ latest Just Brands event, experts from across the spectrum of business discussed corporate efforts to support diversity, equity, inclusion and justice (DEIJ) issues — and how stakeholders will no longer tolerate a gap between commitments and actions.

SB’21 Asia-Pacific: In Asia, the Time for a Sustainable Recovery Is Now
SB’21 Asia-Pacific: In Asia, the Time for a Sustainable Recovery Is Now

3 years ago - In many parts of Asia, COVID-19 is relatively under control; and the focus is on recovery. How the region responds, and how much companies push for a sustainable post-pandemic economy could influence the entire world, due to Asia’s place as the global driver of innovation and change.

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SB’21 Trend Watching: Brands’ Role in Reshaping the World in 2021 and Beyond
SB’21 Trend Watching: Brands’ Role in Reshaping the World in 2021 and Beyond

3 years ago - At SB’s latest Trend Watching event, experts across a variety of fields and industries offered insights into how purpose-driven brands can effectively activate on everything from marketing to effective leadership to climate justice in our post-pandemic world.

B Lab Outlines How, Why to Adopt Public Benefit Governance with New Playbook
B Lab Outlines How, Why to Adopt Public Benefit Governance with New Playbook

3 years ago - More and more businesses are embracing the idea of stakeholder capitalism, but many are likely at a loss as to how to actually adapt their business models. B Lab’s new playbook is designed to help purpose-driven companies do just that.

#JustBrands: To Effectively Address Equity, Brands Need to Rebuild From Within
#JustBrands: To Effectively Address Equity, Brands Need to Rebuild From Within

3 years ago - Day 1 of Sustainable Brands’ Just Brands virtual event brought together business, racial justice and social good leaders for frank discussions on the context for racial inequities in the US, what equity really means in 2020, and businesses' role in creating it.

B Lab, UNGC Developing Tool to Help Businesses Chart Their SDG Progress
B Lab, UNGC Developing Tool to Help Businesses Chart Their SDG Progress

5 years ago - The SDGs touch on issues that require companies to rethink their approaches to value generation. So, B Lab is working with the UN Global Compact to develop a tool to help companies chart their next decade of progress on the SDGs.

Saskia Van Gendt: Her ‘Method’ for Optimism & Innovation
Saskia Van Gendt: Her ‘Method’ for Optimism & Innovation

5 years ago - How does Saskia Van Gendt, Method’s Senior Director of Greenskeeping, stay so positive facing the globally unsustainable manufacturing processes still in play today? She says it’s through science — that at Method, “the direction of sustainability is based on the right thing from a scientific perspective, not a whim.”

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Why We Built the World’s First Website Carbon Calculator
Why We Built the World’s First Website Carbon Calculator

5 years ago - Every time someone loads a web page, it emits an average of 6 grams of CO2. Collectively, this means the web accounts for 2% of all global GHG emissions — equivalent to the global aviation industry.

Luke’s Lobster Grows Impact, Revenue by Working With Fellow B Corps
Luke’s Lobster Grows Impact, Revenue by Working With Fellow B Corps

5 years ago - “B Corp acts as a filter. You’re much more likely to get quality and follow-through in a long-lasting way from a B Corp.” — Luke's Lobster co-founder Ben Holden

B Corps Launch Collaborative Climate Change Action Strategy
B Corps Launch Collaborative Climate Change Action Strategy

5 years ago - Some of the world's most climate-progressive businesses worked together to shape short- and long-term plans at B Leadership Summit.

Experts Gather to Discuss ROI of Sustainable Business at New Metrics '18
Experts Gather to Discuss ROI of Sustainable Business at New Metrics '18

5 years ago - The Sustainable Brands® community gathers today in Philadelphia, PA to kick off the 8th annual New Metrics conference. Over 300 global executives from brands like Nike, Salesforce, and Eileen Fisher are convening to unveil cutting-edge corporate practices that measure and quantify environmental and social impacts and tie them to financial and business value.

Breakthrough Impact Measurement Tools Revealing at New Metrics ‘18
Breakthrough Impact Measurement Tools Revealing at New Metrics ‘18

5 years ago - EcoAct, Novo Nordisk, B Lab and others sharing new research and performance metrics, Oct 29-31 in Philadelphia SAN FRANCISCO, October 24, 2018 – Members of the Sustainable Brands® community will gather next week for the 8th annual New Metrics conference, taking place October 29-31 at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel in Philadelphia, PA. More than 300 executives and global thought-leaders will reveal new methodologies, toolkits and case studies for demonstrating the ROI of Sustainable Business. Compelling new initiatives presented at New Metrics ‘18 will include:

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Global Practitioners Gather to Compare Notes on Redesigning the #GoodLife
Global Practitioners Gather to Compare Notes on Redesigning the #GoodLife

5 years ago - Last year, the Sustainable Brands community gathered around the world throughout the year to share insights on how they – and their customers – were “redefining the good life.” This year, the conversation has progressed from the ‘what’ to the ‘how’ of designing the sustainable future in which we all want to live.