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B Lab

B Lab is a nonprofit organization that serves a global movement to redefine success in business. It's vision is that one day all companies will compete not only to be the best in the world, but best for the world.

B Lab drives this systemic change through a number of interrelated initiatives: 1) building a community of Certified B Corporations who lead this movement and make it easier to tell the difference between “good companies” and good marketing; 2) passing benefit corporation legislation to create a new kind of corporation legally required to create value for society, not just shareholders; 3) helping investors invest for impact through use of the B Analytics data platform; and 4) helping businesses measure, compare and improve their social and environmental performance through use of the B Impact Assessment as a free powerful educational tool.

    B Lab Announces Key Milestones for GIIRS Ratings & Analytics:   15 Commitments from New GIIRS Pioneer Funds; Release of the first GIIRS Company and Fund Ratings Image

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    10-27-11

    B Lab Announces Key Milestones for GIIRS Ratings & Analytics: 15 Commitments from New GIIRS Pioneer Funds; Release of the first GIIRS Company and Fund Ratings

    B Lab announced today two important milestones for GIIRS Ratings & Analytics at the Investors Circle Fall Venture Fair (GIIRS, pronounced "gears," stands for Global Impact Investing Rating System). Fifteen investment funds have committed to GIIRS ratings, representing over $550 million in new...

    Governor Brown Signs Legislation to Spur Creation of High Quality Jobs; U.S.'s Largest Economy Accelerates National Benefit Corporation Movement Image

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    10-10-11

    Governor Brown Signs Legislation to Spur Creation of High Quality Jobs; U.S.'s Largest Economy Accelerates National Benefit Corporation Movement

    Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 361 today to spur the creation of high quality jobs in California through benefit corporations. The legislation, introduced by Assembly member Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael), creates a new class of corporation in California called benefit corporations that are le...

    Launch of the World's First Ratings and Analytics Platform for Impact Investing: 15 Pioneer Investors with $1.5 Billion in Impact Assets Declare Investment Preference for GIIRS-rated Funds and Companies Image

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    09-20-11

    Launch of the World's First Ratings and Analytics Platform for Impact Investing: 15 Pioneer Investors with $1.5 Billion in Impact Assets Declare Investment Preference for GIIRS-rated Funds and Companies

    Today B Lab announces at CGI the launch of GIIRS Ratings & Analytics, and the commitment of 15 GIIRS Pioneer Investors who declare as part of their impact investing strate...

    Nine Certified B Corporations Named America's Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs 2011 by Bloomberg BusinessWeek Image

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    06-24-11

    Nine Certified B Corporations Named America's Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs 2011 by Bloomberg BusinessWeek

    Nine Certified B Corporations have been named by Bloomberg's BusinessWeek as 'America's Most Promising Social Entrepreneur' of 2011. Azavea, Chan...

    If Not Now, When? B Lab Releases 2011 B Corp Annual Report, including the first B Corp Index  Image

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    03-09-11

    If Not Now, When? B Lab Releases 2011 B Corp Annual Report, including the first B Corp Index

    The nonprofit B Lab, in partnership with Sustainable Industries, released the 2011 B Corp Annual Report highlighting the year's progress in...

    CASE at Duke University Coordinating Research for B Lab and the Global Impact Investing Rating System (GIIRS) Image

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    02-02-11

    CASE at Duke University Coordinating Research for B Lab and the Global Impact Investing Rating System (GIIRS)

    With funding from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business is leading an effort to create priorities for future research for the national and global data being collected by B La...

    B Lab Launches First National Ad Campaign for B Corporations Image

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    11-30-10

    B Lab Launches First National Ad Campaign for B Corporations

    The nonprofit B Lab launched the first national ad campaign for the community of Certified B Corporations today, inviting 17 MM values-driven consumers to support 'a better way to do business.'

    The ads feature more than 60 of the 350 Certified B...

    Impact Investing Partnership with USAID, Rockefeller Foundation, Deloitte, and Prudential Financial to Support Entrepreneurs in the Developing World Image

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    04-27-10

    Impact Investing Partnership with USAID, Rockefeller Foundation, Deloitte, and Prudential Financial to Support Entrepreneurs in the Developing World

    In conjunction with the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship today, a consortium of government, private sector, and non-profit players have partnered to support the Global Impact Investing Rating System ("GIIRS"), a new ...

    Maryland First State in Union to Pass Benefit Corporation Legislation Image

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    04-14-10

    Maryland First State in Union to Pass Benefit Corporation Legislation

    Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley signed into law the nation's first legislation creating Benefit Corporations, a new class of corporations required to create benefit for society as well as shareholders.

    Unlike traditional corporations, Benefit C...

    First B Corporation Annual Report Released  Image

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    10-01-09

    First B Corporation Annual Report Released

    B Lab, the nonprofit that certifies B Corporations ("B" is for benefit), will publish the first B Corporation Annual Report in collaboration with Sustainable Industries, the business source for leaders of the New Economy. The report will include a summary of B Lab's progress...

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