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.
What does it take to change a corporation into a force for good? The former CEO of Danone – a champion of purpose-led business – shares four ways senior managers can ensure they're pushing for positive change.
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.
STREETS OF AMSTERDAM: Yoni is bringing its biodegradable, organic-cotton products to supermarkets across Europe. But perhaps its biggest challenge is busting taboos around menstruation – especially when some say they don't exist.
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.
First-time deal means tech for good VC can increase financial firepower up to ten-fold and hold its own among mainstream competitors – while ensuring no “watering down” of focus on impact, according to CEO.
The transition to sustainable business models, if done properly, requires letting go of so much that it is actually a form of grief, writes Amina Ahmad. How, then, do we support business leaders through discomfort and loss?
STREETS OF AMSTERDAM: Entrepreneur Marius Smit was among the first to convince corporations to pay for the pleasure of picking up trash. Ten years on, his social enterprise Plastic Whale is making waves worldwide.
France’s purpose-led companies movement continues to grow, with 176 enterprises à mission two years after the status was recognised in French law. Researchers note the movement is still in its “pioneer stage”.