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B Lab and B Corp Certification: Using Business as an Agent for Responsible Change

The belief of the B Lab is to use the power of business to become a powerful agent for responsible change.

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Business has immense power to influence and create change, for both good and for bad.  B Lab is a non-profit organization which has created the B Corporation Certification (B Corp for short) for companies using business to solve social and envrionmental problems.  By achieving this certification, a company has voluntarily met high standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparancy.  The ideals of the B Corportation are to create value for all stakeholders, not just shareholders, to create higher quality jobs, and improve the quality of life in our communites.

http://www.bcorporation.net/index.php

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Photo of Ashley Jablow

Cheers for the Inspiration, Ian! Here's a quick tip: we're starting to see a couple of related inspirations around B Corps and you might want to connect them to your post using the Build Upon feature. This helps us all join the dots between related posts and will show up on your Collaboration Map for this post. Plus you'll get more DQ points! Hit the Update button on the right of your post, then scroll down to Build Upon. Search terms like 'b corps' and 'b corporation' and drag anything relevant over to your Build Upon field. Keep up the great work!

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Thanks Ashley, just updated it!