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Your Business Should be a Force for Good: An Open Letter to Business Leaders from B Lab Founders

November 6, 2017 by in category B Lab, Blogs, Founders

By Andrew Kassoy, Bart Houlahan, and Jay Coen Gilbert, Founders of B Lab B Lab has spent the past ten years serving a community of credible leaders who are using business as a force for good. We want to live into the values expressed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and our B Corp values, […]

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Celebrating 10 Years of Impact at SOCAP 2017

October 31, 2017 by in category Blogs, companies

In October, thousands gathered in San Francisco for Social Capital Markets (or SOCAP for short) 2017 Forum, an annual impact investing conference that brings together social entrepreneurs and impact investors. The conference, which marked its 10th anniversary this year, started in 2007 to gather impact investors who are navigating new waters in putting capital into positive-impact entrepreneurs. Ten […]

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Celebrating a Decade of Impact: Key takeaways from B Corp Champions Retreat

October 28, 2017 by in category B Corps, Blogs, Champion Retreat

Annually, the entire B Corp Community comes together for a global gathering called the B Corp Champions Retreat. We come together to celebrate our collective success and the growth of the global movement. This year marked a decade since the B Corp community started. The initial B Corp Found class of 82 companies has morphed to […]

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The 2017 Best for the World Funds in East Africa

October 11, 2017 by in category B Corps, Blogs, companies, GIIRS Funds

We are proud to present the 8 funds operating in East Africa that are among the 28 honored as the 2017 Best for the World Funds. All of them and their portfolio companies have completed a rigorous, third-party review of their impact, setting them head-and-shoulders above the rest. Best for the World Funds have made a […]

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CNBC Africa: Using Business As A Force For Good

October 9, 2017 by in category News

USING BUSINESS AS A FORCE FOR GOODTHE PRIVATE SECTOR IN AFRICA IS INCREASINGLY DEVELOPING BUSINESS STRATEGIES THAT LEAD TO SOCIALLY VALUED GOODS AND SERVICES. IN EAST AFRICA, B LAB IS IMPLEMENTING IMPACT MANAGEMENT PLATFORMS AIMED AT USING BUSINESS AS A FORCE FOR GOOD. USING BUSINESS AS A FORCE FOR GOOD The private sector in Africa [...]

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