Introduction to B Corps
Discover the global business for good certification, community and movement.
This event is part of One Yorkshire, a three-month virtual series of curated events, seminars, workshops and get-togethers for everyone in, from or into Yorkshire, created to deliver a real business boost to our community. Events are free of charge and everyone is welcome to attend.
About this Event
Certified B Corps are a new kind of business that balances purpose and profit. They are a community of leaders, driving a global movement of people using businesses as a force for good.
There are currently 3499 certified BCorps from 74 countries around the world including companies such as Patagonia, Hootsuite, Danone, Innocent Drinks, The Body Shop, Tom’s Shoes, Havas, Bulb Energy, Harrogate Water and Equinox Kombucha.
People want to work for, buy from, and invest in businesses they believe in. B Corp Certification is the most powerful way to build credibility, trust, and value for your business.
Join host Fiona Ras-Jones of Make Impact, an agency helping companies to lead with purpose and make their business a force for good, and guests James Ghaffari, Director of BCorp Certification at BLab UK, and Genevieve Boast, People and Sustainability at Yorkshire BCorp Equinox Kombucha.
Learn about BCorps
Discover how certifying and joining the movement can benefit your business
Hear from Yorkshire BCorp, Equinox Kombucha on their journey to certifying
Have your questions answered by experts on the panel
Get practical tips on how to get started making your business a force for good
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Fiona Ras-Jones, Founder + Director at Make Impact -Make Impact works with growing companies who want to lead with purpose and make their business as a force for good. Helping you to transform your organisation to create measurable positive impact that benefits society and unlocks your business innovation and growth potential. Fiona is trained as a BCorp BLeader. https://makeimpact.co.uk
James Ghaffari, Director of BCorp Certification at BLab UK – B Lab is transforming the global economy to benefit all people, communities, and the planet. A leader in economic systems change, their global network creates standards, policies, and tools for business, and certify companies—known as B Corps—who are leading the way. https://bcorporation.uk
Genevieve Boast, People and Sustainability at Equinox Kombucha – Equinox Kombucha are a Yorkshire BCorp dedicated to brewing the best organic Kombucha drink. Their mission is to make affordable, healthy, sustainable soft drinks that are good for you and the planet. Their products are sold across Britain in restaurants, cafes and shops including Co-op, Waitrose, Holland and Barratt as well as across 7 other countries in Europe. They are winners of numerous Great Taste Awards and have just launched a River Cottage range with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. https://equinoxkombucha.com.
WHO IS THE EVENT FOR?
This event is for forward thinking business leaders who want to explore the benefits of making their business a force for good and becoming a BCorp.
13:00 - 14:00
Please register - meeting link will be e-mailed to you in advance of event
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