The Best for the World 2021 will be taking place today, awarding B corporations that provide the greatest impact through their businesses.
Winners of the annual award, which is led by the non-profit organisation, B Lab, are named the “Best for the World™” and their scores are measured within the impact areas of community, customers, environment, governance, and workers that forms the B Impact Assessment (BIA). Corporations with the winning scores are within “the global top 5% in their corresponding size group.”
The impact areas are defined as follows:
Community: These corporations strive to form prosperity that is both collective and sustainable, through “investing in communities”. They welcome solid communities, philanthropic activity, and “social engagement.”
Customers: Forming a high standard of serving customers, these corporations offer critical all-important services, such as healthcare, education and management of finances. They enrich the lives of customers, whilst promoting the common good.
Environment: Paving the way towards a world of greater regeneration and sustainability, remaining mindful of the environment in day-to-day business is the top priority of these corporations.
Governance: These corporations succeed in using business as a means of generating positive impact. They ascertain that their mission will continue to prioritize transparency and accountability, by making their ethos and principles the central theme of their company.
Workers: These corporations are focused on their workforce, expressed through efforts that strengthen their employees skills, support dignity and equity, such as inclusivity in hiring practices.
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The Best for the World is an opportunity for the global B Corporations to discuss best corporate practices and gain a further insight into prospects of collaboration which collectively enhances ‘positive impact’. It is through this event, that B lab aims to drive its philosophy of “transform[ing] the global economy to benefit all people, communities, and the planet.”
Speakers attending the online event are:
Steve Beauchesne: Co-founder and CEO of Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co.
Carla Heim: Senior Advisor of Purpose Entrepreneurship of BDC (Business Development Bank of Canada)
Tyrone Miller: CEO of Lancaster Works
Ashley Orgain: Global Director Advocacy and Sustainability of Seventh Generation
David Bolotsky: Founder, CEO of Uncommon Goods
The event is open to the public and admission is free. If you wish to attend the event, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/best-for-the-world-2021-uplifting-b-corp-best-practices-in-the-us-canada-tickets-161013518769
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