What is a B Corp and why do they matter? (Delivered by Inclusive Economy Initiative University of Bristol)

An opportunity to learn more about B Corps and their potential as a force for good.

Date: Wednesday 27 October, 2021 - 14:00 to 15:30

As COP26 approaches, we know that business needs to change.

Certified B Corps are a business that balances purpose and profit. In order to gain certification, they are required to consider the impact of their decisions on their workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment. Bristol is home to several B Corps, including Triodos Bank, Neighbourly and Sawdays.

In this free online session, Andy Hawkins – a Bristol based consultant – will give an overview of the B Corp movement and how it’s catalysing companies to be a force for good. He will highlight why this is needed and how it can enhance a company’s purpose. In response, Dr Malu Villela from the School of Management, who has done research on B Corps in Brazil, will respond to the B Corp movement’s claims in a constructively critical way. She will reflect on how and whether mission-led businesses can further pursue the route of becoming ‘a force for good’.

The session will be chaired by Professor Martin Parker, lead for the Inclusive Economy Initiative at the University of Bristol.

The Zoom link will be sent to attendees 24 hours before the webinar.

PLEASE NOTE : This event will be recorded.

This event will be delivered by Inclusive Economy Initiative University of Bristol.

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