Launch of B Corp in Europe: celebrating the changemakers

Launch of B Corp in Europe: celebrating the changemakers

B Corps are emerging around the world with over 1200 B Corps in 38 countries. There are currently 40 B Corps in 10 countries within Europe. B Corps, which stands for Benefit Corporations, inspire people to use entrepreneurship as a means to improve the world. B Corps are certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Today, there is a growing community of more than 1,000 Certified B Corps from 33 countries and over 60 industries working together toward 1 unifying goal: to redefine success in business. Today B Corp celebrated the founding class of European B Corps and officially launched the new European B Corps Network, which Aart van den Bos, associate of Generous Minds and founder of Verbos, attended.

Generous Minds has been awarded a B Corp  certification with a very good score of 123 points. Generous minds combines the forces of experts, entrepreneurs and capital who work together as equal partners through ”covestment” to make the world a better place. This is a unique and strong concept with an increasing demand for ”Good Business”. The event held a dynamic program of inspiring international speakers such as Jacqueline Cramer (Amsterdam Economic Board), Yohanan Senf (Director Ben & Jerry’s Europe), Merijn Everaarts (founder of Dopper) and Marcello Palazzi (founder of B Lab Europe). Also a number of interactive workshops, including one with Generous minds.