While B Lab has been focused on recognizing and supporting companies who use their business as a force for good, professors, students, and administrators at campuses across the continent and around the world have recognized that in order to change the way we do business, we need to change the way we teach business. These leaders have manifested the movement of people using business as a force for good in diverse and creative ways.
Faculty are teaching about B Corporations, the B Impact Assessment, benefit corporations, and more in courses from finance to legal structures to sustainability.
Students are helping companies measure and improve their social and environmental impact using the B Impact Assessment.
Administrators are hosting events and implementing policies to encourage students, alumni, and faculty to get involved in the movement.
The combined efforts of this grassroots movement of higher ed stakeholders have already started to foster a shift in how business is taught – a necessary step to changing the way business is done. B Lab is currently going through a discernment process on how best to support these efforts, and in the meantime, we encourage you to dig in and get involved in whatever way makes sense for you.