Monday, June 13, 2011

B Corporation Community Grows


Last week I attended a local B-Corporation event at The Joinery. The B-Corp community keeps growing and now includes more than 420 business organizations representing more than $2 billion in annual revenues. Oregon has 27 B-Corps.

Four states (Maryland, Virginia, Vermont, and New Jersey) have now passed B-Corp legislation. New York is on the cusp, and bills have been introduced in over half the states. According to Stephanie Ryan from B Lab, the legislation has been passed with bipartisan, and nearly unanimous support, when the final vote was taken.

I still consider the B-Corp certification as the gold standard for green minded businesses due to the rigor, transparency, scope, vision, and accountability of the B-Corp certification mark.

B-Corp is launching version 3.0 of the assessment tool later this summer. I highly recommend that every business benchmark themselves using the free assessment tool. It will help you lead a better business.


3 comments:

Brian C. Setzler said...

NY Assembly passed B-Corp legislation and sends the bill to the governor for signature. You can read the story here: http://www.assembly.state.ny.us/Press/20110617a/

Brian C. Setzler said...

Word in from the folks at B Lab that Benefit legislation has passed in Hawaii.

Brian Setzler, CPA said...

California just became the latest state to pass B-Corp legislation.