I have looked into it . Your corp would go on after you are gone. Its a people Planet Profit thing . I checked and they don't have them in Montana which is where I'm based. How many places do they have them ? Its important to watch your supply chain. I've had a lot of not so truthful suppliers over the years,but I continue to ask the hard questions.
Did you do a search on FD before posting this. There are tons of discussionshttp://members.founderdating.com/discuss/topic/B-corp as far as how many places have them that's something I'd recommend googling.
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Almost all U.S. States now recognise a "BCorp"...it means People, Planet,
Profit and is a way of running a business with greater transparency. First
is people and recognising your employees and shareholders and respecting
them and the human rights of people/employees. Second is planet and
ensuring your business does not harm the planet (i.e chemical spills) and
third is profit...yes, the purpose of a business is to make a profit and so
should a B Corp...but it is having a business that doesn't sacrifice people
and the planet in the process. Call it a new form of capitalism with a
heart, unlike Trump and his ilk.
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Anna, B Corp has a good website that can help you. I think they are eager to spread to new areas. I talk about B Corps in my 10th book, Guerrilla Marketing to Heal the World. Consumer packaged goods giant Unilever is pursuing B Corp certification.
BCorps are a growing force of good in the business world. There are two distinctions, a Benefit Corporation and a BCorp. The BCorp is a certification. You can be certified regardless of which state you operate. It is a scoring system, you must score at least 80 out of 200 on the assessment. More information can be found at bcorporation.net. A benefit corporation is a tax certification and not recognized in all states.
PS. A company that is certified B-Corp frankly does not mean their supply chain is totally clean for the obvious reason called globalization unless they can track most of the critical aspects (which B-corp certifiers are GRAVELY ill-equipped to assess)
This B-corp thing is yet another trend that is mostly a lot of hype that's worth a lot of money for people in the business of stamping your approval. Frankly, the B-Corp trend is rather worthless for most SMEs and does not create real social value or quantifiable value for the following basic reasons:. (1) a cert is not cheap, (2) certifiers, like most certifiers, do not have enough knowledge about a broad spectrum of businesses to assess how so many different enterprises can actually create quantifiable upside to the people or planet, (3) fine prints even indicate that less than 10% are ever audited, (4) the resulting certification questionnaire indicate an easily laughable scheme of pay-to-play. There are so many reasons why B-corps and fair trade hypes reek of toxic whitewashing ( I mean greenwashing). That said, if you want to create social and environmental values, just do it without the pomp and added cost of having someone pimp your hype
I love what the B Lab is doing. Not perfect but a step in the right direction. I completely understand where LanVy's coming from re: costs and pomp... unfortunately we live in a society where marketing does matter. It's nice that we can show some real work behind the marketing claims in a simpler way. B Lab helps consumers make choices that align with their own standards and without having to do hours of research (assuming the information is even available or true) and I'm all for it. If we can provide greater transparency and have a speedy way to identify the triple bottom line, I'm all for it. :)
Jan 25, 2016
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