The Small Business Guide
to B Corp Certification
Are you considering certifying your company as a B Corp?
B Corp Certification is the gold standard for companies committed to sustainability and social impact. In addition to being a rigorous certification, it is also a global movement with an active community.
This guide provides you with an introduction to B Corps so that you can learn more about measuring and improving your impact.
Each chapter contains links to blog posts that will help you to learn about B Corps, the certification process, and the ways in which B Corps work together to drive change.
Using this guide: The chapters to the right are organized sequentially so that one builds on the other, but you can of course dive right in to the topic that is of most interest to you.
Introduction to B Corps
The first B Corps were certified in 2007, and since then, the movement has grown into a global effort to redefine capitalism to put stakeholders (not just shareholders) first. This section will introduce you to what B Corps are and the difference between B Corps and Benefit Corporations.
We know the B Corp certification process can be challenging, but as anyone who's gone through it can attest, it's worth it. Read about the many benefits of B Corp certification.
This post will explain everything you need to know about meeting the legal requirement for B Corp Certification if you incorporate your business as a Benefit Corporation.
Getting B Corp certification is a lot of work, but the requirements themselves are straightforward. This post describes what a company needs to do to get certified.
We get asked about B Corp certification constantly, so we put all of the answers in a single place. Check out our FAQs to get answers to all your questions about B Corps.
B Corp Certification
B Corp certification is quite rigorous. To get certified as a B Corp, a company needs to complete a comprehensive Impact Assessment, and then go through a review process with a standards analyst who verifies the answers provided.
For many small businesses, it can be hard to figure out what to do about climate change. The problem seems so vast and daunting. This post outlines specific practices that business owners can implement using the B Impact Assessment.
Are you a founder considering making your startup a B Corp? This guide will tell you everything you need to know, from raising capital to legal concerns.
B Corp Initiatives
The B Corp community is quite active and undertakes various initiatives to advance our goals of a just and equal society for all.