Every year with the “Best For The World” honoree list, B Lab recognizes the top 10% of B Corps from around the world who are generating the greatest environmental, community, governance, customer, worker, or overall impact through their businesses. We are absolutely thrilled to share that we are on the B Corp “Best For The World” honoree list for the fifth year in a row – and for three separate categories (Overall, Workers, Governance) as well!
Here at Realize, we take great pride in being part of the B Corp community. We are big believers in the power of business as a force for good and strive to be a living example that balancing purpose and profit is a part of your organization’s success, not a detractor. To become a B Corp, businesses must undergo a rigorous certification process by B Lab to determine if they “meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.”
Balancing purpose and profit is a part of your organization’s success, not a detractor.
For 2019, we have made the global list again in the Overall, Workers, and Governance categories. The Overall category recognizes B Corps that are leading the way towards creating an inclusive economy that works for everyone and delivering value to all stakeholders, from employees and the environment to customers and communities. Under Workers, the honourees include the top B Corps who prioritize their workforce through employee-focused efforts, such as inclusive hiring practices and employee ownership. The Governance category highlights the top-ranking B Corps who focus on transparency and accountability, and build vision, mission, and values into their company’s bylaws. Check out our B Impact Report and Score to learn more about our work.
Going forward, we will continue our efforts to improve Realize’s Impact Score through the B Impact Assessment as we seek new ways to live out our values and to bring greater accountability and transparency to our operations. So watch this space! We are passionate about amplifying the B Corp movement, so if you have any questions about B Corporations, the certification process, or about balancing profit and purpose, let us know – we’d absolutely love to have a chat with you about our experiences!