What is a B Corp?

What is a B Corp?

Rebecca Wetten

B-Corps and sustainability specialist

In this video, Rebecca talks about the history of B Corp and why the two founders felt driven to create B Lab in 2015. She also explains what a B Corp is and the values core to becoming one.

In this video, Rebecca talks about the history of B Corp and why the two founders felt driven to create B Lab in 2015. She also explains what a B Corp is and the values core to becoming one.

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What is a B Corp?

17 mins 35 secs

Overview

B corps were born out of a failure of law and regulation to hold businesses accountable for their impact on society and the environment. With the introduction of B Corps, companies prioritise both profits and ethics, alleviating social and environmental misbehaviour.

Key learning objectives:

  • What is a B Corp?

  • Why become a B Corp?

  • What are the benefits and drawbacks of acquiring B corp status?

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Rebecca Wetten

Rebecca Wetten

Rebecca Wetten is the Senior Commercial Lead at the environmental charity Hubbub and a passionate environmentalist. She started her career in publishing, before moving onto Swedish startup, Karma, an app to tackle food waste. As the Head of Hotels, Restaurants & Cafes, Rebecca launched the app in the UK and led the business-to-business side. With the help of her team, they achieved B Corp certification for Hubbub Enterprise, the charity's social enterprise arm.

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