B Lab Canada

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Time Period: 2012

Geography: Canada-wide

Sector: Cross-sector

Impact: Over 2,000 B Corps make up the U.S. & Canada community, supported by the nonprofit, B Lab U.S. & Canada.

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Stage: In Operation

Links or Resources: B Lab US and Canada

Client and/or Partners: 

Pathways Forward: Advancing Access to Capital for Indigenous Entrepreneurs
First Nations Bank of Canada (FNBC)

A leader in economic systems change, B Lab and their global network creates standards, policies, and tools for business. They certify companies — known as B Corps — who are leading the way.  B Lab Global creates standards, policies, tools, and programs that shift the behavior, culture, and structural underpinnings of capitalism. They mobilize the B Corp community towards collective action to address society’s most critical challenges.

The global community includes over 6,300 B Corps in 85+ countries and 160 industries. More than 100,000 companies use the B Impact Assessment and SDG Action Manager to manage their impact.  B Lab U.S. & Canada is one of six global partners of the global network. They foster and mobilize a growing community of people and businesses working towards a more fair and inclusive economy in the United States and Canada.

Following the registration of the first B Corporation in Canada with the leadership of MaRS, the SVX team developed and established the first national partnership with B Lab to establish a Canadian hub, acquire start-up resources, and hire a leader to manage operations.