The B Corp idea disrupted entrenched narratives in business. But certification of companies like Nespresso shows that it must now evolve to embrace newer, bolder ideas in business – or risk being adapted to the needs of the “old economy”.
Young people increasingly want meaningful careers, while the impact “sector” is growing at scale. How to connect the two? At ChangeNOW, three organisations explain how they connect purpose-driven job seekers with work “that makes sense”.
Organisation behind B Corp certification issues moratorium on companies operating in Russia or Belarus, saying situation raises “very significant questions” for good business movement, and that other crises deserved similar attention.
The outgoing CEO of B Lab Global on changing the rules of capitalism, the role of business in defending democracy – and why there’s “magic” in being able to hold the tension between social enterprises and multinationals with a common purpose.
How can the law help us shift to a world where business is a force for good? Enter the new Global Alliance of Impact Lawyers, which aims to replicate what works and to nurture the next generation of ‘impact lawyers’.
Coutts, Triodos, Bridges Fund Management among those in new B Corp coalition calling on financial firms around the world to rewrite their constitutions to legally commit to a social and environmental purpose.
Data from 1,700 companies using the SDG Action Manager reveals failure to commit to changes that would have most impact on Sustainable Development Goals – with most showing little ambition to improve their efforts.
A move to require all EU companies to consider stakeholder interests would fit within the broader European sustainability agenda, but it faces resistance as “traditional industries” lobby the European Commission.