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.
Certified B Corporations: Everything You Need to Know
An in-depth look at B Corps, the difference between B Corps and Benefit Corporations, and how to meet the certification requirements.
Why Become a B Corp? The Benefits of B Corp Certification
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.
B Corps: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
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.
Benefit Corporations: What You Need to Know
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.
B Corp Requirements: The Essential Guide to Certification
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.
B Corp Performance Standards: The Basis for the Certification
The new Performance Standards are the heart and soul of B Corp Certification. This post describes these standards and the steps you can take to prepare for them.
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.
Completing the B Impact Assessment
Find out what is involved in completing the B Impact Assessment, the online questionnaire required for B Corp Certification.
Moving from Words to Action on Systemic Racism
Specific practices that business owners can implement to change their organizations from within using the B Impact Assessment.
How to Assess Your Business Sustainability – Quickly
Learn how to assess your business sustainability using a free, objective tool and to find out how you compare to others.
Climate Change and Business: What Companies Can Do
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.
B Corp Certification for Startups: The Complete Guide
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.
We the Change
The community of B Corp Women CEOs working towards a radically inclusive and richly regenerative global economy.
We recognize that it is not enough to be quietly non-racist — we have a responsibility to become vocal, visible anti-racist leaders in our businesses and communities.
The B Corp Climate Collective is a group of Certified B Corporations working together to take action on the climate emergency.