Regional Standards Advisory Groups
Regional Standards Advisory Groups provide continuous input on B Lab’s standards, specifically focusing on context, relevance, and best practices for different markets. Advisory Groups include Asia, Australasia, Africa, Europe, Latin America, and the United Kingdom.
Ng Chan Choy , James, Danone | Katsuji Imata , Social Impact Management Initiative, Japan (SIMI) | Phoebe Leung , Swire Properties | Shalini Samuel , Independent Consultant | Vivien Teu , Dentons Hong Kong LLP |
Alan Dayeh , Point Advisory | Carolin Leeshaa , Independent | Dr. David Hall , Auckland University of Technology | Geraldine Johns-Putra , Geraldine Grace | Jamie Robertson , 361 Degrees Strategic Engagement Services | Julian Crawford , Ecosteps Sustainability Partner | Dr. Krzysztof Dembek , Centre for Social Impact | Temuera Hall , TAHITO Limited | Timothy O’Brien , Hatched.io |
Aamir Suleman , Higher Ed Partners | Anton Espira , Eco2librium LLC. | Aurelia van Eeden , FullCircl_ | Gladys Kivati , Sustainable Business Consulting | Khasandi Khatuchi , Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs - ANDE | Kagwiria Koome , The Rockefeller Foundation | Martin Gathire , MGN Associates LLP | Neha Kumar , MOTG Solutions | Sam Imende , MeetingsGo |
Dr. Andrea Berglehner , OmniCert Umweltgutachter GmbH | Camille Verdon , ECOCERT Group | John Scade , MAS Business | Nadja-Timea Scherrer , plus305 | Majda Dabaghi , Independent | Robby Collins , 7Peaks Brasserie | Saïd Hammouche , Foundation Mozaïk | Camila Ramos Vilches , Lloyd's Register |
Amalia De La Cerda , Independent Consultant in Sustainability | Andrea Pérez , AG Sustentable | Carlos Viesca , Ilunka, Estrategia Sustentable | Constanza Connolly , Keidos | Gideon Blaauw , The BC.lab | Juliana Rodrigues , Independent Researcher and Consultant | Priscilla Zamora Politis , Women in Management | Sergio Castelo Serapiao , Labora | Sharoni Rosenberg , Purposely |
Adam Garfunkel , Junxion Strategy | Benet Northcore , Seahorse Environmental | Clare McDermott , Soil Association | Jeremy Nicholls , Independent Consultant | Jeremy Rogers , Big Society Capital | Jo-Anne Chidley , Beauty Kitchen UK Ltd. | Dr. Lisa McIlvenna , Business in the Community | Mamta Patel , Almasi Vision Consultancy | Net Supatravanij , ila Generation |
Working Groups are engaged to support the development of industry- or topic-specific recommendations to B Lab’s Standards Advisory Council. Below are previous working groups along with a description of the specific standards they advised on, the dates they were developed, and those who participated.
B Lab believes in shifting the behavior, culture, and structure of capitalism — that business can and should be a force for good. Multinational companies are a necessary part of this vision; many are interested in B Corp Certification and in helping to accelerate the economic systems change movement. However, due to their more complex operating and governance standards, multinational companies are often challenged to apply B Lab’s performance standards and meet the legal requirement for certification.
To address this challenge, in 2016 B Lab established the Multinationals and Public Markets Advisory Council, a multi-stakeholder advisory body tasked with recommending a meaningful, manageable path to certification for multinational companies. The Multinationals and Public Markets Advisory Council consisted of two working groups to develop recommendations, stakeholder commenters, and company testers.
Aurelien Cohen , Danone | Bill Clark , Drinker Biddle and Reath | Colin Mayer , Saïd Business School, University of Oxford | Daniela Saltzman , Generation IM | Ed Liu , Morgan Stanley | Jameela Pedecini , Perella Weinberg Partners | Janine Guillot , Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) | Lucy Fergusson , Linklaters | Margaret Foran , Prudential | Robert Eccles , Harvard Business School | Tara Smith , Campbell's Soup
Andrew Collins , SASB | Francisco Piza , Bancocolombia | Jeffrey Hogue , C&A | Jessica Sobel , Hain Celestial | Juliana Pasqualini , Natura | Kristen Sullivan , Deloitte | Laura Palmeiro , Danone | Niki King , Campbell's Soup | Sara Parrott , SunCorp | Sue Almond , Grant Thornton | Sue Garrard , Unilever | Terence Jeyaretnam , Ernst and Young
Bancolombia | BNP Paribas | Danone | DSM | Laureate Education | Natura | Sodexo | Suncorp | Unilever | Veolia |
Business and Human Rights Resource Center | CECP | Ellen MacArthur Foundation | Future Fit Business Benchmark | Global reporting Initiative | LBG Network | RepRisk | Shift Project | The B Team | Trillium Asset Management |
In 2016, the Educational Services Standards working group completed an addendum to the B Impact Assessment for educational services companies. Members included:
Ben Wallerstein , Whiteboard Advisors | John Bailey , Digital Learning Now | Josh Cohen , City Light Capital | Terrell Halaska , HCM Strategists | Tim Renick , Georgia State University | Mark Grovic , New Markets Education Partners | Matt Greenfield , Rethink Education | Terry Nealon , Fishtree | Van Davis , Blackboard Inc | Vickie Schray , Bridgepoint Education
In 2015, the Higher Education Standards working group developed an addendum to the B Impact Assessment for post-secondary educational institutions. Members included:
Ben Miller , New America Foundation | David Bergeron , Center for American Progress | Deb Bushway, Capella University | Denise Dezolt , Laureate International Universities | John Hayek , University of Texas | Marcia Ballinger , Loraine County Community College | Ralph Wolff , Formerly of Western Assoc. of Schools and Colleges | Stephen Porter , North Carolina State University | Terrell Halaska , HCM Strategists
In 2013, the Health and Safety working group provided a comprehensive review and revision of the B Impact Assessment to improve indicators around the health, wellness, and safety of employees and community stakeholders; the updates were incorporated in B Impact Assessment Version 4. Members included:
Ann Blake , Environmental & Public Health Consulting | Beth Jensen , Outdoor Industry Association | Chris Miller , Seventh Generation | Christina Bianco , B Lab | Dafna Asheh , IceStone, LLC | Doug Page , The Redwoods Group | Jennifer Schneider , Rochester Institute of Technology | Karen Tumelty , Greyston Bakery | Mark Petruzzi , GreenSeal | Monica Knopf , Praxis Consulting Group | Paul Fronstin , Employee Benefit Research Institute | Rhonda Evans , Good Guide | Stephanie Nieman , B Lab | Simon Turner , Healthy Buildings, International, Inc.
In 2008 and 2009, the Financial Services working group developed early versions of the Equity Investor, Investment Advisor, and Credit Provider addenda to the B Impact Assessment, which were incorporated in B Impact Assessment Version 2. Members included:
Arjan Schütte , Center for Financial Services Innovation | Ben Bingham , Benchmark Asset Manager | Brian Trelstad , Acumen Fund | Bonny Moellenbrock , SJF Institute | Frank Baldassare , E3 Bank | Jean Pogge , ShoreBank | Jason Scott , EKO Asset Management | Joe Glorfield , TBL Capital | Kipp Baratoff , Equilibrium Capital | Natasha Lamb , Trillium Asset Management | Paul Dileo , Grassroots Capital Management | Peter Liu , New Resource Bank | Taylor Jordan , Imprint Capital Advisors | Willy Foote , Root Capital
In 2008 and 2009, the Green Building working group developed addenda to the B Impact Assessment for designers, contractors, and real estate developers, which were incorporated in B Impact Assessment Version 2. Members included:
Dan Garofalo , DVGBC | Dan & Karen Parolek , Opticos Design | Jenn Rezelli , RE:Vision Architecture | Jim Lutz , Liberty Property Trust | Muscoe Martin , M2 Architecture | Michael Pawlukiewicz , Urban Land Institute | Norman Liedtke , Meyer Design | Peter A. Levasseur , EwingCole | Rick Dubrow , A-1 Builders and Adaptations | Robert Diemer , AKF Engineering | Sandy Wiggins , USGBC | Ted Huang , Webcor Builders | Troy Wragg , Mantria Corporation