COACHING YOU AND 

YOUR BUSINESS TOWARDS

B CORP CERTIFICATION.

Sign up for a call to find more about becoming a B CORP Certified business

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 Start building credibility, trust and value for your business with your B Corp Certification.

Become a B Corp - Join a global community of like minded businesses who are changing the world for good.

“I always thought B Corps were a good idea…but I really didn’t think it was necessary. You know, you have this stakeholder model, you take care of your stakeholders, what do you need this legal form for? We had activists come into our stock. … they wanted to force us into a sale. … Boy oh boy oh boy, did I wish we were a B Corp. …

I would have loved to have tested the idea of a Benefit Corporation.”

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John Mackey

Whole Foods, Founder

"The capital markets as they are now are totally broken…the B
Corp Certification and structure is a movement. It says yes, you
have to pay attention to what you are doing to the environment,
to what you are doing to your workers, to what your impacts are
in the community.”

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Rose Marcario,

CEO at Patagonia

What does the B Corp Certification mean 

for your business

B Corp Certification is the only certification that measures a company’s entire social and environmental performance.

As a Certified B Corporation, your businesses will meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability, to balance profit and purpose.

The process of getting B Corp certified is rigorous, examining your business inside and out – from your financial details to your environmental policies to the diversity of your suppliers

How do you become a B CORP?

To certify, your business must achieve at least 80+ points across the 5 key areas of the B Impact Assessment (BIA)

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 B Corp Certification process 

 1. Complete the B Impact Assessment (BIA) and score  80+points 

4. Meet the legal requirements, sign the B Corp declaration of interdependence

2. Submit your B Impact Assessment for review 

3. Get your score validated by the B Lab review team

Why become B Corp Certified 

    
Grow values for your employees and attract talent. 88% of millennials want to work for companies with same values as their own 


Grow value for investors. Estimated 30 trillion dollars are invested in companies in line with ESG


Grow values for customers. Top 2 factors influencing customer's buying decisions is how the company treats its people and the environment

What does it mean being a B Corp

Listen to this special episode from B Corp Certified Companies in Austria

Invited: Danone Austria, Too Good to Go, Helioz Austria and Chiesi Italy

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Listen to this special  interview with former CEO of Whole Foods USA on how  B Corp Certification was helping his company avoid forced stock sale

ARE YOU READY FOR B CORP?

 THESE PROGRAMS ARE SPECIALLY DESIGNED FOR YOU TO ACHIEVE YOUR B CORP STATUS

The B Corp KIT'DOER is designed for companies who have already started the B Impact Assessment

1. Identify missing points B Impact Assessment


2. Reviewing the answers


3. Reviewing final B Impact Assessment score


4. Submitting the final form and preparing for evaluation phase
 

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The B Corp KIT'STARTER is designed for companies who want to start B Impact Assessment from ZERO

 YOUR status

  • Wanting to start the B Impact Assessment (BIA) for the first time

  • Needing to know what is the best strategy to score 80+ points 

  •  Feeling concerned for not having too much time available for BIA or support

OUR solution

  • Guiding you through the B Impact Assessment with a clear strategy

  • Helping you understand what impact measurement is and setting up goals

 

  • Accommodating you time-wise and supporting your efforts without overloading other tasks

 

  • Preparing you for the review team questions after BIA is submitted

TIMELINE 

  • Estimated 4 -6 weeks to complete the BIA at your own pace 

  • B Corp Review team duration estimated at 3 -6 months since submitting your BIA

The B Corp KIT'DOER is designed for companies who have already started the B Impact Assessment

YOUR status

  • Feeling stuck and overwhelmed while doing the B Impact Assessment (BIA)

  • Not able to reach the minimum 80+ points score despite your effort

  • Frustrated about loosing time and not knowing where to get valuable support 

OUR solution

  • Identify missing points in your BIA that can be fructified

  • Adopt the best strategy that will help you reach 80+ score

 

  • Analyse gaps and ways to improve current status

 

  • Preparing you for the review team questions after BIA is submitted

TIMELINE 

  • Estimated 2 -4 weeks to finalize the BIA at your own pace 

  • B Corp Review team duration estimated at 3 -6 months since submitting your BIA

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to get certified?

The length of the certification process varies based on a company's size and complexity. The verification process to finalize a company's score typically takes from several weeks to a few months. Large multinationals or companies with many related entities should expect a longer process.

Who is eligible for B Corp Certification?

Any for-profit company with at least a year of operations may pursue B Corp Certification. There is no minimum or maximum size. Certain companies, such as those under a year old, those with related entities, or large multinational and public companies, have additional considerations and requirements.

Will I need to change my company's legal structure to certify?

All Certified B Corps must meet a legal accountability requirement to maintain Certification. Your company's legal requirement will vary based on your location and structure. 
Can subsidiaries or franchises pursue B Corp Certification?

Subsidiaries, franchises, and companies with related entities may pursue B Corp Certification, with certain limits. Subsidiaries of publicly-traded companies also must meet additional transparency requirements.

Can start-ups certify as B Corps?
B Corp Certification is based in part on a company's verified performance on the B Impact Assessment, which asks questions about a company's past fiscal year. This means that companies with less than one year of operations are not yet eligible for B Corp Certification. Instead, they may pursue Pending B Corp status, designed to set a start-up on the path to full Certification.

Can sole proprietors get B Corp Certified?
Yes! There's no minimum size for B Corp Certification. Your company size will influence the questions you have to answer on the B Impact Assessment to meet the performance requirement for Certification. 

What information do Certified B Corps have to make transparent?

All Certified B Corps share their B Impact Assessment overall scores and category scores on their public profiles on bcorporation.net. Public companies and their subsidiaries have extra transparency requirements and make their entire B Impact Assessment public, with particularly sensitive information like revenue.

What topics are covered in the B Impact Assessment?
The B Impact Assessment examines a company's impact on their workers, community, environment, and customers. The BIA also asks questions about a company's governance structure and accountability. Questions are split into two categories: Operations, which covers a company's day-to-day activities, and Impact Business Models, which awards additional points for business models designed to create additional positive impact. 

your
b CORP lEADER

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"The first attempt at the B-Impact assessment was scary!

It showed me how much I had not considered AND that is the point! Luckily I have a friendly face by my side cheering me on!

 

I just spent some time with Corina who is supporting me on my journey to B-Corp Certification.

It feels a lot less scary when you have a professional by your side, supporting & challenging you on what you can do.

Thank you Corina, I really appreciate the support you are giving me!

Sarah, Impact-driven Coach, UNIQUE-U Germany 

on her journey to certify her business as B CORP