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.  


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Sep 18

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Sep 14

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B the Change Weekly: September 14, 2018

Sep 18

That Once-A-Year B Corp Treat is Coming to New Orleans

B Economy Leaders Eager to Collaborate and Learn at Annual Meeting

Sep 13

Your Impact Includes Your Supply Chain: How One Company Made Sustainability Gains

Local Partners and Policy Help Changemaker Honoree Soulbottles Ensure Earth- and People-Friendly Production