It’s time to step up
Certified B Corporations stand with the Global Climate Strikes and issue a call for all businesses to step up and act in response to the Climate Emergency.
Global Climate Strikes are happening. Across the world, adults are following the example set by youth activists and demanding urgent action to tackle the Climate Emergency. These dates in September are only a beginning to the sustained mass mobilisation that will be needed to create change.
Business must be at the heart of this action. We want individuals to be empowered to demand more from the businesses that they work for, buy from, and invest in — demand that they be part of the solution that will protect our planet for future generations.
We know that this emergency has been driven by an economic system that rewards the single-minded pursuit of profit and drives decisions that prioritise short-term financial returns at the expense of people, communities, and the natural world.
The B Corporation model presents an alternative: business that gives equal weight to people, planet and profit. It is the only certification out there that measures a business’s entire social and environmental impact.
We share the stories and best practice from the community of B Corporations to inspire and enable other businesses to take action, and we invite more businesses to join us in transforming business into a force for good. Below are the steps you can take to demand more from every business.
As consumers, you have the power to reward companies that are taking action. Certified B Corporations meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance and transparency. By buying from B Corps, your choices make a difference. Check out wearebcorps.uk for a full list of B Corporations in the UK and visit the B Corp shop on Waitrose.com.
Do you work for a company that is using business as a force for good? It’s time to ask your employer to step up. Encourage them to Declare a Climate Emergency by using this guide and start measuring and managing your environmental and social performance, using the free B Impact Assessment.
Seek out businesses that can prove they have a positive impact. Make sure your pension is aligned with your values.
Share your demands on social media
Take a look at our press kit here to learn more about the campaign.
Visit our website www.bcorporation.uk
A first step for businesses interested in measuring their social and environmental impact is by using the free B Impact Assessment tool. Any company wishing to certify as a B Corp has its performance assessed by B Lab across all dimensions of its business. These companies are on a journey of continuous improvement to ensure business leverages its power to be a positive force in the world.
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