As a “Pending” B Corp, Always Be Sustaining is pleased to be part of the B Lab network of Certified B Corps during B Corp Month (February, 2018)! Certified B Corps are business organizations that have been acknowledged by the global non-profit B Lab for having achieved a qualifying score on a rigorous assessment, called the B Impact Assessment, that covers best business practices related to Governance, Customers, Workers, Community, and Environment. “Pending” B Corps are those business organizations that have achieved a similarly high score but have yet to be in operation as such for a year or more.
During B Corp month, B Lab is encouraging its nearly 2400 Certified B Corps worldwide (and their supporters, such as B Local Wisconsin), to emphasize their connection to this network and to inform both potential customers and business partners of the need and opportunity for those groups to advance not only their respective financial goals, but also their social and environmental benefit values. For its part, Always Be Sustaining, is promoting both Certified B Corps and benefit corporations, the latter of which are business corporations that have been chartered as such in 34 states and the District of Columbia by including the promotion and practice of those values in their respective mission statements. Wisconsin’s benefit corporation legislation will become effective on the 26th of this month, and as a sustainability management consultancy, Always Be Sustaining will likely become one of the first such corporations in the state.
In addition, Always Be Sustaining has helped form a statewide non-profit support group, B Local Wisconsin, and will be working with that organization’s stakeholders to promote both the effective date of the benefit corporation legislation and its 7 Certified B Corps at an announcement and celebration invitation-only event that evening in downtown, Madison, Wisconsin. If you are interested in attending the event or in supporting the “B” movement, please contact Dr. Mark Starik, founder, president, and head coach of Always Be Sustaining, by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 240-644-7842. Let’s all promote the social and environmental benefits of Certified B Corps and benefit corporations this month and beyond!