TriplePundit celebrates its recognition as a Certified B Corporation, exceeding the certifying nonprofit B Lab's impacts standards in Environment, Workers, Community and Governance.
Submitted by: TriplePundit
Posted: Mar 13, 2014 – 11:34 AM EST
SAN FRANCISCO, Mar. 13 /CSRwire/ - TriplePundit, a leading online publication addressing the bottom line in sustainable business, recently joined over 900 other forward-thinking global businesses in becoming a Certified B Corporation. TriplePundit completed the Impact Assessment to benchmark its practices against B Lab’s established guidelines of operational standards, and achieved an overall score of 88 out of a minimal 80 to qualify as a B Corp.
By voluntarily meeting established scales of transparency, accountability and performance, Certified B Corps distinguish themselves by upholding a rigorous way of doing business – taking into account not only their shareholders, but also all stakeholders involved.
B Lab believes that government and the nonprofit sector are necessary, but insufficient, means to address society's present challenges, and that business must also create positive value for society. The B Corp movement offers a concrete, market-based and scalable solution to using business as a force of good.
“We joined to benefit from the company of like minded companies. B Corp manifests the same philosophy that we are committed to promoting and it makes sense to be a formal part of it,” says Nick Aster, Founder and Publisher of TriplePundit.
Triple Pundit is a new-media company for highly conscious business leaders. We have grown to become one of the world’s most well read websites on ethical, sustainable & profitable business with over 350,000 unique monthly readers.
Our philosophy is based on the triple bottom line – People, Planet & Profit. The TBL argues that economy, environment and society are inseparably related and an understanding of all three is critical to long term profitability.
Our Community is a diverse group of businesspeople, from social entrepreneurs to corporate executives, MBA students to consultants, each dedicated to using the power of business for good.
About B Corporations
Certified B Corporations meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance and legally expand their corporate responsibilities to include consideration of stakeholder interests, while building a collective voice through the B Corporation brand. Today, there is a growing community of more than 950 Certified B Corps from 32 countries and 60 industries working together toward a common goal of redefining success in business.
TriplePundit was certified by the nonprofit B Lab, confirming that it is meeting rigorous standards in social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency.