B Corp launches in the UK

B Corp, the global initiative that certifies companies who put the interests of employees, communities and the environment alongside those of shareholders, is launching in the UK.

At the launch, UK business including The One Brand, Cotswold Fayre, Bates Wells Braithwaite, Cook, Sustainability and Volans will join 1,400 Global B Corps certified organisations such as Patagonia, Hootsuite, Ben & Jerry’s and Change.org and Kickstarter.

It’s obvious that the global economy needs to evolve so that profit, people and planet are all served by business.

James Perry, director at B Lab UK, said: “Britain has shaped so much of the modern global economy, and remains the world’s leading financial centre. But it’s obvious that the global economy needs to evolve so that profit, people and planet are all served by business. We must consign to history the idea that we have to choose between them.”

He added: “The B Corp movement is enabling businesses to make a positive contribution to all three. We stand on the shoulders of giants here, and are hugely grateful for the welcome we’ve had from an inspiring group of leaders from business, government and the social economy. We look forward to working together with them in this long term endeavour to create a new economy that serves people and planet as well as profit.”

Find out more by visiting www.bcorporation.uk.