Stakeholder governance ensures we have better businesses that are accountable to people and planet. Find out more about our campaigns, the Better Business Act and Boardroom 2030.

72% of the UK public think businesses should have a legal responsibility to the planet and people

The failure of shareholder primacy is increasingly acknowledged by business and finance leaders around the world. Many are now calling for a shift to corporate governance that prioritises all stakeholders, commonly known as stakeholder governance.  This kind of corporate governance ensures that companies are required to consider the interest of all of their stakeholders — customers, workers, suppliers, communities, investors, and the environment — in their decision making.

B Lab UK initiates campaigns (open to all businesses) to accelerate this shift. Find out more about the Better Business Act and Boardroom 2030 below. 

The Better Business Act
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The world needs business at its best

The world needs business at its best - helping to fix urgent problems like climate change and inequality. The Better Business Act would transform the way Britain does business so every single company takes ownership of its social and environmental impact. 

With a coalition of over 1,000 businesses from local firms to beloved high-street brands, the BBA's mission is to change UK law to make sure every single company in the UK, whether big or small, aligns the interests of their shareholders with those of wider society and the environment.  The objective is to amend Section 172 of the Companies Act in line with these principles. The campaign concept and strategy were initiated by B Lab UK, which acts as Secretariat to the coalition. 

On 20th April 2022, hundreds of business supporters visited Parliament to meet MPs in person to call for a change in the law. Check out the highlights below!

Find out more - and sign up for a cleaner, greener, fairer future for all.

Better Business Day, 20th April 2022

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Imagine the future of boardrooms

Boardroom 2030 invites and equips businesses to explore what a 2030 future could look like while drawing attention to the changes we must make to our boards today. 

B Lab UK is calling on businesses (B Corps and non-B Corps alike) to commit to hosting a Boardroom 2030 activation. This means running a board or SLT meeting in a different way – engaging key people (inside and outside the business) to address challenges and make decisions to future-proof your business and the world.

Interested in running an activation?  Visit the website to see what this could look like for your business

What could your Boardroom 2030 activation look like?

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