Champions Retreat is an incredible opportunity to connect with B Corps and people united in using business as a force for good. More than ever, we need an economy that works for everyone and heals the planet. At the 2019 Champions Retreat you will meet other leaders, learn from their stories, and take bold steps together toward an inclusive and regenerative future.
Connect with people using business as a force for good™
What People Are Saying
Cooperative Home Care Associates
“B Lab’s annual Champions Retreat is an amazing opportunity to gather with forward-thinking, innovative business leaders who are looking to use their business as a force for good.”
“I feel that this was one of the best conferences I have been to. The attendees made me feel very included and genuine and I feel like I can honestly reach out to anyone that I met to collaborate, innovate and connect in a meaningful and genuine way.”
“I met so many people who do the same work I do. I felt very alone in my quest for a long time. It was nice to meet others who care about creating business for good!”
“I am so impressed with the fact that the community is committed to real diversity and inclusion across all kinds of difference. Many people I met randomly on the bus, at a table, or in passing were doing truly amazing work and had remarkable skills and insights.”
Travel & Accommodations
We’ve partnered with Certified B Corp TripZero to offer attendees significantly discounted hotel room rates.
In keeping with our focus on a regenerative economy, when you book your hotel with TripZero, they calculate the carbon produced by your trip and offset the total by funding reforestation and renewable energy projects.
Check back as sessions and speakers are announced.
Monday, September 16
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.: (Optional) Opening Day Activities. Register here.
9:00 a.m.: Registration
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.: Opening Reception
8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.: (Optional) Film Screening of The Biggest Little Farm. Register here.
Tuesday, September 17
7:30 a.m.: Check-in and breakfast
8:30 a.m.: Plenary: This Is Personal
10:00 a.m.: Morning Plenary: Making Intentional Connections
1:30 p.m.: Afternoon Plenary: State of the B
2:30 p.m.: Impact Practice Workshops
4:30 p.m.: Evening Plenary: Healing the Planet and Saving the World: An Inclusive & Regenerative Economy
7:00 p.m.: B Together: a unique and inspiring evening brought to you by Wanderlust, Participant Media, SoulPancake, and The Bama Companies
10:00 p.m.: After-Party
Wednesday, September 18
8:30 a.m.: Morning Plenary: Harnessing this Inflection Point
10:00 a.m.: Collective Action Workshops
2:30 p.m.: Closing Plenary: Our Collective Future
3:30 p.m.: Champions Retreat Close
3:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.: (Optional) Regenerative Farm Tour. Register here.
For a detailed look at the agenda and Opening Day Activities view the full schedule below.
B Lab’s Vision for Systemic Change
Read insights from B Lab Chief Marketing Officer Anthea Kelsick and co-founder Andrew Kassoy on where the community is heading and how Champions Retreat plays a vital role in moving B Corps forward toward our shared vision.
Takeaways From Champions Retreat
Hundreds of members of the B Economy come together every year at Champions Retreat to learn from one another, share tactics and inspiration, and figure out ways to better work together to build our movement and inspire others.
A Roundup of Blogs On Previous Years
Every year at Champions Retreat, members of the B Economy come together to share tactics and inspiration on what it means to use business as a force for good. We’ve curated a collection of blogs about last year’s Champions Retreat.
How B Corps Make Champions Retreat More Sustainable
The events team has been working to ensure that this annual gathering is produced in a way that demonstrates our commitment to environmental responsibility. B Corps continually seek better ways to do business.
Have additional questions about Champions Retreat this year? We've provided answers to frequently asked questions we've gotten in years' past below.
Our partners help make Champions Retreat one of the key catalytic and inspirational events connecting the movement of people using business as a force for good. We couldn’t do it without their support and leadership.
Interested in reaching business leaders, activating your brand, and leaving your mark on this year’s retreat? Contact us for sponsorship opportunities at firstname.lastname@example.org.
B Together & Stories for Good Sponsors
Wanderlust, Participant Media, SoulPancake, and The Bama Companies are partnering to create an evening designed to inspire and encourage meaningful connection, creative expression, and reflection. At the beautiful and expansive Wanderlust Hollywood there will be opportunities for connection and creative expression, courtesy of The Bama Companies.
Stories for Good
Stories for Good: Participant Media & SoulPancake will bring you an interactive experience of short films and dialogue exploring the inclusive and regenerative economy through the medium of storytelling and film. Special thanks to Participant Media and Hemmings House for producing the evening’s film experiences.
Champion Level Sponsor
Danone North America aspires to nourish lives and inspire a healthier world through food. Its portfolio of beloved, trusted and pioneering brands in fresh dairy; organic dairy; plant-based; fresh foods; and coffee creamers and beverages sustain and delight people at any age and during any moment of the day.
Inclusive Economy Impact Ambassador
Laureate Education, Inc. is the largest global network of degree-granting higher education institutions, with more than one million students enrolled across nearly 70 institutions in 23 countries at more than 200 campuses and online. Thank you to Laureate Education for sponsoring closed captioning this year!
Inclusive Economy Impact Ambassador
Happy Family Organics® has been on a mission to change the trajectory of children's health through nutrition since the company launched on Mother's Day in 2006. Thank you to Happy Family for sponsoring our Childcare and Mamava Suite lactation room.
Regenerative Economy Impact Ambassador
Family-owned and run, Dr. Bronner’s honors the vision of its founder Dr. E.H. Bronner by making socially and environmentally responsible products of the highest quality, while dedicating its profits to help make a better world.
Inclusive Economy Impact Ambassador
Amalgamated Bank serves those who help make the world more just, compassionate and sustainable by offering a unique set of financial services enabling them to lead the charge to improve our communities and our country. Thank you to Amalgamated Bank for helping to sponsor our equity discounted tickets to ensure we have important perspectives on equity represented at the event.
After Party Sponsor
Clearinghouse CDFI’s mission is to provide economic opportunities and improve the quality of life for low-income individuals and communities through innovative and affordable financing that is unavailable in the conventional market.