B Corp Certification Ontario

At its heart, certifying as a B Corp is a stamp of approval that the people running a company are in business as a force for good.

B Corp Certification is the only certification that measures a company’s entire social and environmental performance. The B Impact Assessment evaluates how your company’s operations and business model impact your workers, community, environment, and customers. From your supply chain and input materials to your charitable giving and employee benefits, B Corp Certification proves your business is meeting the highest standards of verified performance.

Download B Corp Guide for Small and Medium Business

Download B Lab Guide to Recertification

 

B Corp Certification process

For more background information about the B Corp certification process and its requirements, please check out https://bcorporation.net/certification. To begin the full assessment, you can create an account here.

Or contact us, and we can point you in the right direction.

Programs and Workshops

 

Introductory

B Corp 101 Workshop

Format: 3 hour workshop

This workshop introduces B Corp values, as well as the certification process, and is perfect for entrepreneurs pursuing B Corp Certification. During the workshop, attendees will an “impact health check” of their businesses to assess their current strengths and determine areas for improvement. These impact areas include environment, governance, community, workers, and customers.

Upcoming dates:

2021 Online (English): Feb 16th | March 16th | April 20th | May 18th

Advanced

Getting to 80

Format: 6 Day Program

This exciting, fast-paced, six-day program will teach entrepreneurs to harness the power of the B Impact Assessment; the ultimate purpose design tool in a world that needs companies to change, and fast. The B (Corp) Impact Assessment is a game-changer for companies unlocking latent impact, communicating best practices, and offering new strategies for the measurement of true value.

Getting to 80 will help you prepare for B Corp certification, identify leverage points for purpose, and reveal your impact business model.

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Certification Consultants

 

BDC

The Business Development Corporation of Canada (BDC) is a financial institution devoted to Canadian entrepreneurs. It is also the first and only Canadian bank to receive Beneficial Corporation (B Corp) certification. BDC also supports companies who are interested in becoming B Corps through regular B Corp 101s, the Getting to 80 Program. They also provide support to all B Locals in Canada including B Local Ontario.

Feel free to connect with them if you are looking at (re)certification.

See BDC B Corp support page.

Enviro-Stewards

B Corp Certification is one of the most challenging and rewarding certifications that a corporation can achieve.  Enviro-Stewards’ practical path to becoming climate positive (blog) helps aspiring & existing B Corps to substantially improve (heavily weighted) environmental scores while improving their profitability.  As Enviro-Stewards is a founding Canadian B Corporation, and consistently measures in the top 10% in every category they are measured, they also provide guidance relevant to each of the other Impact Assessment areas (governance, workers, community and customers).  For more information visit B Corporation’s B the change media article on Enviro-Stewards or their TEDx talk.

For more information on contact: mail@enviro-stewards.com  

Impact Bridge

Impact Bridge supports forward-thinking companies to become Certified B Corps as a springboard for growth + impact. They have developed comprehensive business cases to support leaders’ decision-making in this regard. Impact Bridge can provides your executive team, board + investors with a briefing on the considerable value that B Corp certification will bring to your stakeholders + shareholders.

Impact Bridge also advises  companies that are already B Corps + leading with purpose; helping these executives + boards to enhance their strategic planning + value creation activities, We also support B Corp re-certification and related strategic planning / business improvements in line with this 'gold standard'.

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If you are an organization that helps companies in Ontario with (re)certification, or know about events that provide that assistance, let us know, and we can add you to this list.