The B Economy

The B Economy

We are at the early stages of one of the most important trends of our lifetime: the growing global movement of people using business as a force for good.

This movement is everywhere and has many leaders throughout the world. Some are small businesses; some are multinationals. Some use business to reduce poverty; some to restore the environment. All are creating meaningful work with dignity and purpose.

The B Economy is bigger than B Corps. B Lab collaborates with leaders across all sectors of society to build a broader global movement of people using business as a force for good. 

Our ultimate vision is that one day there will be no B Economy—just a global economy that aligns its activities toward achieving our common purpose of a shared and durable prosperity for all.

The B Economy is built by everyone who works for, buys from, invests in, learns or teaches about, or supports businesses striving to create a shared and durable prosperity for all. Join us.

Measure What Matters

B Impact Management

The business world needs comprehensive, credible, comparable impact standards to support a systems change. The B Impact Assessment is the most credible tool a company can use to measure its impact on its workers, community, and environment, and customers. More than 50,000 businesses have used the B Impact Assessment as a free management tool.

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B Impact Management

Major institutions are helping the companies in their network measure and manage their positive impact through B Impact Management Partnerships. B Lab’s robust data analysis software and supportive programs, featuring the world’s largest dataset of private company impact data, lets investors, fund managers, non-profits, and large corporations accelerate change in the markets and encourage change in their business communities.

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Corporate Governance

B Lab promotes mission-aligned legal structures like the benefit corporation in the USA, which joins the interests of business with those of society. Similar legal forms have also been passed in Italy and Colombia and are being proposed in several other countries, including the UK. These new corporate forms give entrepreneurs the freedom to define success beyond profit for their businesses and protect their mission through changes in ownership and leadership. B Lab collaborates with businesses, the capital markets, and policy makers to drive adoption of these structures around the world. 

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Benefit Corporation Governance

Certified B Corporations

For the business world to embrace a new vision of success, credible leaders have to show the way. B Lab administers B Corp Certification, which identifies and celebrates companies with exceptional positive social and environmental impact. Individually, B Corps meet the highest standards of verified performance, public transparency, and legal accountability. Collectively, B Corps lead the growing global movement of people using business as a force for good.

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Certified B Corporations

A Global Partner Network

The B Economy is supported by an integrated network of interdependent regional organizations operating around the world in partnership with B Lab. The network of networks is designed to deliver robust and consistent global standards via local execution, acknowledging that each region is unique. Through its global expansion strategy, B Lab Global chooses to partner with visionary entrepreneurs and movement builders on the ground in each region. This approach allows for the movement to evolve with regional priorities as guiding factors, rather than a catchall approach.

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Global Partner Network

A Global Movement

B Corps and others in the B Economy are standing on the shoulders of giants, and collaborating with many actors in our global economic system doing important work. Our work depends on the work of others and will continue long after we are gone or, ideally, irrelevant.

Global network of people using business as a force for good

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