20 Apr Bcorp Europe launch
April 20th 2015 at Triodos Bank Amsterdam Netherlands
Zermatt Summit President, Christopher Wasserman has accepted a position on the B Lab Europe Board. B Lab is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that serves a global movement of entrepreneurs using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.
B Lab serves these entrepreneurs through three interrelated initiatives that provide them the legal infrastructure and help them attract the customers, talent, and capital to scale.
Nonprofit organization B Lab s tasked with issuing these certifications and monitors and measures the contributions companies make to their environment, local community and employees. If a company applies and meets certain verifiable standards, then it can earn certification as a B Corporation.
So far, B Lab has launched the B Corp certification in the USA, South America, Canada and Australia. There are more than 1,300 companies in 38 countries and 121 industries that are certified B Corporations. Big-named corporate leaders include Ben & Jerry’s, Patagonia and Etsy.
The goal is for B Lab to have certified 1,000 companies in Europe by 2017, according to a written statement announcing the expansion. European entrepreneurs are already on their way.