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B Corporation: How we make a difference

This February is B Corporation month, a celebration of the growing international community committed to using business as a force for good. We thought we’d take this opportunity to reflect on what makes our business better and how our B Corporation certification aligns with how Realize makes a difference in our community.

The non-profit B Lab organization assesses and awards B Corporation certification to for-profit companies that meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Realize became B Corporation certified in January 2015 and has made conscious efforts to improve our impact score to meet the increasing standards for recertification each year since. You can see our full impact report from 2017 here.

As a result, we’ve increased the reach of our impact as a business. We also hold a Climate Smart certification for our commitment to environmental responsibility, we work with Taking Root to offset our GHG emissions, and procure our supplies from social enterprises and local businesses whose values and practices align with ours.

We are also incredibly proud to have received a Best for the World Award for the last two years, highlighting our continued efforts to make a positive difference as a business.

The overarching goal of the B Corporation movement is simple but formidable: to redefine success in business. For Realize, that means using our business as a force for good to create economies and communities that are just, fair and inclusive. We’re not just a consulting company. Realize also seeks to change the way that businesses operate by putting mission and impact ahead of profit. That’s part of what makes us a B Corporation.

B Corporation supports Realize’s mission as a values-based consulting business. We envision a strong social impact business community that is supported by our services, and the B Corporation certification assures our stakeholders that we operate with transparency and uphold our values in every aspect of our operations.

We’re proud to be a B Corporation and to make a difference in the communities we serve, now and for years to come.