The Non-Profit Behind B Corps

The Non-Profit Behind B Corps

The Road to a New Economy

B Lab Australia & New Zealand is a non profit company limited by guarantee that serves the Australian and New Zealand movement of entrepreneurs. B Lab serves these enterprises through three interrelated initiatives that provide them with the legal infrastructure that helps attract customers, talent, and capital to scale.

Certified B Corporations

B Corp certification is to sustainable business what LEED certification is to green building or Fair Trade certification is to coffee.

B Corps are certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.

Today, there is a growing community of more than 800 Certified B Corps from 27 countries and 60 industries working together toward 1 unifying goal: to redefine success in business.

Passing Legislation

B Lab Australia & New Zealand is researching a new legal form for discussion in 2015.

In the US through the leadership of the B Corp Community, laws have been passed in 27 states, plus DC, creating a new type of corporation—the benefit corporation—that best meets the needs of entrepreneurs and investors seeking to use business as a force for good.

Benefit corporations operate the same as traditional corporations but with higher standards of corporate purpose, accountability, and transparency.

Benefit corporations give leaders legal protection to pursue a higher purpose than profit, and offer the public greater transparency to protect against pretenders.

If you are interested in being part of the Australian discussion about benefit corporations please get in touch.

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B Analytics

B Analytics is a customisable platform for benchmarking, measuring, and reporting on impact.

B Analytics hosts the world’s largest database of verified social & environmental performance data for private companies (1100+ companies). It is also the exclusive source of impact data on Certified B Corporations and GIIRS Rated companies and funds.

B Analytics is used by leading impact investors, fund managers, and impact entrepreneurs globally to measure what matters.

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