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About B Lab

B Lab is a nonprofit that serves a global movement of people using business as a force for good. B Lab’s initiatives include B Corp Certification, administration of the B Impact Management programs and software, and advocacy for governance structures like the benefit corporation.

I often wonder to what extent business can help society in its goals to alleviate poverty, preserve ecosystems, and build strong communities and institutions…B Lab has proven that there is a way."

Photo of Madeleine AlbrightFormer U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright

Redefining the Role of Business in Society

A historic global culture shift is underway to harness the power of business to help address society’s greatest challenges. B Lab’s goal is to accelerate this culture shift and make it meaningful and lasting. Our vision is that one day all companies will compete to be not just best in the world but also best for the world, and as a result society will enjoy a more shared and durable prosperity.

The business community can be part of the solution to global problems like wealth inequality, climate change, and social unrest. Through our network of global partner organizations and interrelated initiatives, B Lab works to create viable alternatives to an economic system that is failing to create these solutions.

B Lab pursues this goal by verifying credible leaders in the business community, creating supportive infrastructure and incentives for others to follow their lead, and engaging the major institutions with the power to transform our economy.  

OUR WORK

News & Events

A Medium Publication

Aug 15

5 Things We Learned by Focusing on our Internal Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

B Lab’s Biggest Takeaways From the B Corp Inclusive Economy Challenge

Aug 14

The Role of Business in Building a Better World

Early Champion of Corporate Sustainability Sets Long-Term Strategy at VF Corp

Aug 13

Offsetting the Environmental Costs of Travel

Costa Rican Tourist Destination Values Nature as Stakeholder

Aug 13

B the Change Week in Review

Aug 13

How to Increase the Odds for a Positive Triple Bottom Line

3 Key Questions Help Ensure Projects Create Compound Impact

Aug 10

How B Corp Certification Serves as Crucial Context

Wonder Whether There’s More to a Company’s Story? B Impact Assessment Provides Holistic Evaluation of Business Operations