Become a Certified B Corporation
B Corps are for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.
You should consider Certifying if you want to join a moment of like-minded companies who:
- Use business as a force for good.
- Recognize the powerful positive impact that their companies can have on the world.
- Work to redefine success in business.
- Take a triple bottom line approach in caring for people, planet, and profit.
Join our Aspiring B Corps List
Fill out this form to join our list of local companies who are on the path to B Corp Certification.
Our B Local PDX community has a built-in recruiting and support system for companies that want to join our movement. We offer regular events and workshops specifically geared toward aspiring B Corps.
Even if you're just toying with the idea, or are almost done with the assessment, we want to hear from you!
B Local PDX - B Corp Certification Support
Join us for a B Corp 101 Info Session
Every month before our B Learning Lunches, we host a B Corp 101 Info Session for companies interested in Certification. We hope you'll join us for the next one! Visit our Events page to see upcoming B Corp 101 events.
Please fill out the form above or RSVP to Craig Hill, email@example.com to attend one of these sessions.
B Corp Certification Support Cohort Program - Fall 2018
The B Corp Certification Support Cohort aims to demystify the assessment and help you chart a course to the magic number of 80+ points to certify. Over the course of four sessions in six weeks, starting September 20, 2018, the cohort will run through all of the relevant details of the B Impact Assessment in a classroom-style setting, while also providing four hours of 1-on-1 assistance to address your specific certification needs. From companies just beginning their certification journey to those close to certification, or even re-certifying B Corps, this cohort aims to help you discover your business’ unique path to creating a durable prosperity for all of your stakeholders.
B Corp Certification Hackathon - Coming October 2018
Sometimes, you just have to jump in the pool! Bring your key players to B Local PDX’s Certification Hackathon, a free, half-day event where we’ll fill the room with prospective B Corps, re-certifying B Corps, and experts on the assessment--including live support from B Lab. Whether you’re familiar with the assessment or this is your first real opportunity to dig in, this is a great opportunity to measure your score and learn some best practices to aid in certification!
More info on the Hackathon coming soon! Keep an eye on our Events page for more information.
Where Else Should You Start?
Check out B Lab's Information
B Lab is the third-party certifying body for B Corporations. Not sure if certifying is right for your business? Head over to the B Lab website and read more about B Corps. You can find out things like Why B Corps Matter and how Becoming B Corp Makes Business Sense.
Take the B Impact Assessment
B Lab provides a free, online, confidential tool called the B Impact Assessment to help you learn best practices and measure positive impact on workers, communities, and the environment. With benchmarking against over 30,000 businesses around the world on over 300 indicators, companies can see how they stack up against top performers like Certified B Corporations. Taking the assessment is the first step toward become Certified. We invite you to start to Measure What Matters now by starting the assessment:
Join the B Local PDX Community
At B Local PDX, we offer events and community building to both Certified B Corp businesses and those who are working on the assessment. We also offer a variety of resources and tools to aspiring B Corps to assist you in the assessment and certification process.