Every year, B Lab recognizes the top-performing B Corps creating the greatest impact through their businesses. Honorees are recognized for having the highest environmental, community, customer, worker and overall impact by earning a score in the top 10% on the B Impact Assessment, as well as a list recognising B Corps with the greatest impact improvement (the changemakers). These businesses are proving that competing not only to be best in the world but best for the world is a winning strategy, and they can lead the way as mainstream businesses join our movement.
B Lab’s Chief Marketing Officer Anthea Kelsick shares her thoughts on the significance of the 2019 Best For The World honorees in the wake of the growing attention on the role of business in society.
2019 Best For The World Lists
Best For The World: Overall
To create an inclusive economy that works for everyone, these businesses are delivering value to all stakeholders, from employees and the environment to customers and communities. See the list.
Best For The World: Workers
What is a business without its workers? These B Corps prioritize their workforce through employee-focused efforts, from inclusive hiring practices to employee ownership. See the list.
Best For The World: Environment
Leading the way toward a more sustainable and regenerative planet, these companies put the environment first in their everyday business practices. See the list.
Best For The World Customers
These businesses set the standard for serving their customers. By providing critical services like education, healthcare, and finance management, they add value to customers’ lives while supporting the greater good. See the list.
Best For The World: Community
By investing in communities, these honorees work every day to build a shared, sustainable prosperity for all. Their mission-driven cultures embrace social engagement, charitable giving, and strong, diverse communities. See the list.
Best For The World: Governance
These honorees embody what it means to use business as a force for good. By building their vision and values into their company bylaws, they ensure that their mission will live on with transparency and accountability. See the list.
Best For The World: Changemakers
For these companies, the B Corp certification was only the beginning. We celebrate this year’s most-improved Changemakers, whose impact score improvement ranked in the top 20 percent of all B Corps. See the list.