Best in the World, Best for the World
I’ve had the pleasure of working with the team at B Lab over the last two years to publish their annual reports. This year, they’ve pulled together a great report with metrics about what Certified B Corps are doing. It’s been wonderful to see the community growing, and this year’s report got to highlight some big achievements — benefit corp legislation passed in 7 states, Ben & Jerry’s and Patagonia got B Corp certifications, and the real-world launch of the GIIRS rating system.
But my favorite pieces in this year’s report are those that show off the B Corps themselves. The “Best for the World” feature looks at companies that have achieved top scores on the B Impact Assessment, both overall and by category. “Rockstars of the New Economy” profiles companies that have performed well on both financial metrics and the community, environmental, and employee impact areas that earn companies B Corp certification in the first place. There are some wonderful, creative people running B Corps, and I loved getting to chat with them about their work.