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