In March every year, B Lab and the global B Corp community join together to celebrate what it means to be a B Corp, build awareness of the movement and educate diverse audiences on the importance of transforming our economic system for the better.
What is B Corp Month?
In March every year, B Lab, and the wider global B Corp community join together to celebrate what it means to be a B Corp, build awareness of the movement and educate diverse audiences on the importance of transforming our economic system for the better. B Corp Month promotes one key, unified message through a global campaign.
Businesses of all sizes, across multiple industries, demonstrating that a better way of doing business is possible, and that companies can balance purpose and profit while considering all stakeholders in their practices - customers, suppliers, workers, communities, the environment, and shareholders.
But wait… what is a B Corp?
Certified B Corporations, or B Corps, are companies verified by B Lab to meet high standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability.
To become a B Corp business, a company must go through the B Corp Certification process - a rigorous assessment of business impact relating to B Lab’s standards. If the company is considered to meet these higher standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability, they can start their journey as a Certified B Corporation, recertifying every three years to demonstrate a continuous 'improvement mindset'.
Some UK based B Corp companies that you may recognise are; Pukka teas, Aesop, The Guardian, Innocent, COOK and Propercorn to name a few.
When did B Corp Month begin?
The idea for B Corp Month was formed in 2016 to spread the message about the positive impact of the B Corp community through the collaboration of a group of Certified B Corporations and B Lab. The first campaign ran in 2017 as the community grows, so does visibility and excitement around the campaign.
What is the B Corp Month theme for 2023?
The theme for 2023's B Corp Month is #WeGoBeyond, showcasing the ways that B Corps are pursuing a more impactful path, going above and beyond for all people and the planet in the face of world crises.
How can I get involved in B Corp Month?
- As a consumer - Follow B Lab Global on social media and visit the #WeGoBeyond campaign page to see the different activations and events happening across the world throughout March.
- You can also use the 'Find a B Corp' directory to discover businesses that are part of the community and use your purchasing power to support B Corp companies, and the movement of business as a force for good.
- As an employee of a company interested in becoming a B Corp - Follow B Lab Global on social media and visit the #WeGoBeyond campaign page to be inspired by the environmental and socially responsible actions that businesses across the B Corp community are leading on.