After the United States, Canada has the highest number of B Corps — for-profit companies certified by an independent organization as socially and environmentally responsible — in the world. Is the B Corp movement the future of business for good? As consumers increasingly demand transparency and ethical behaviour from the companies they support, B Corps are a new and impactful group with potential to shake up the entire social impact sector. The first in our member-exclusive series on Canada's B Corp movement.
In the wake of COVID-19, 5.38 million Canadians have applied for the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit. B Corp-certified companies make a commitment to high standards for how they treat their employees. This gives them a foundation to navigate a new world of work — one that any Canadian organization can learn from.