The whole purpose of our podcast is to talk with, and learn from, like-minded people who believe that business can be a force for good. So we couldn’t wait to share more about B Corporation, which was founded in 2015 on this very principle.
In this episode, Tom and Mohib talk about the B Corporation movement with Kate Sandle, Community Manager at B Lab UK, the non-profit organisation behind the B Corp movement in the UK.
What is a B Corporation?
Whether you’ve never heard of B Corporation, or you’re a business interested in getting involved and are not sure where to start, then this episode of our Wholesome Business podcast is a perfect introduction.
Kate explains what the ‘B’ in B Corporation means – both the official ‘Better Business’ line and her own unofficial take on why it could be ‘Plan B’.
We talked about how we almost didn’t go for certification, not being sure we were the ‘right’ sort of business, and Kate emphasises how important it is for everyday businesses like ours to get involved, and embed good practice in order to ‘B the change’.
The B Corps Community
At present there are 144 certified B Corps in the UK and 2,200 globally. This number is growing rapidly, making for a passionate community of people committed to creating positive change in the world.
Kate explains how the free assessment tool works, and the wide range of business who are currently in the process of applying for certification. We talk about how we found the process of certification and how, by bringing more and more businesses together into this community, together we can begin to shift the dial in the way businesses operate on a global scale.
To find out more about B Corporation and whether it’s right for your business, you can listen to the full interview using the player below, or find and follow our Wholesome Business podcast on iTunes or Stitcher.