It was a long and tedious process to get the approval.
But now, B1G1 is officially a B Corp! We’re very proud to be one of the 2,000 odd companies in the world to qualify.
WHAT IS B CORP AND HOW CAN YOUR BUSINESS BECOME ONE?
The B Corp website defines it as such:
Certified B Corporations™ redefine success in business.
Individually, B Corps meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability, and aspire to use the power of markets to solve social and environmental problems. Collectively, B Corps lead a growing global movement of people using business as a force for good™. Through the power of their collective voice, one day all companies will compete to be best for the world™, and society will enjoy a more shared and durable prosperity for all.
As you may notice, the language they use has a lot of similarity to how we communicate at B1G1.
B1G1 is also a movement for Businesses for Good. We help businesses give back and make a difference. Every small giving and every small business matters in B1G1 to create a world full of giving.
We feel that our move to receive accreditation as a B Corp is another way to link our giving movement to a global movement of businesses championing the change we need in the world.
As a Social Enterprise, we aspire to become more than a company or charity that makes great things happen. We want to keep lifting our standards to make great things happen while creating greater impact on the lives of our team members, all stake-holders, and on our world in all ways.
Some of our B1G1 Businesses may want to consider becoming B Corp too (in fact, the giving you do with B1G1 will count as a contributing factor). We hope to serve many B Corp companies with elements of their effective giving.
There are so many exciting ways to keep growing as a business that really matters.
Alone we can only do so much. Together, we really can change the world.