Make a Positive Change for Your Community
Become a B Corp and change the way the world sees your business.

There is a shift happening in the business community. Companies are using business as a tool for social change and building communities that are healthy, equitable and regenerative. 

Business leaders and investors are embracing the wisdom of the triple bottom line. As of 2019, almost 10,000 companies around the world have signed the UN Global Compact — a promise to uphold social responsibility in human rights, labor standards, and environmental protection.

Consumers are turning to the business sector and holding for-profit companies accountable for their actions and impact. Consumers are becoming smarter about sustainability claims and look for actual value in a company instead of being fooled by marketing.

This trend is being reflected in several recent movements and certifications: B Corp, Conscious Capitalism, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), Just Labels and BALLE.

B Corporations were 63% more likely to survive a financial crisis like that in 2008, than traditional small to medium size businesses.

  Yale Center for Business

Consumers will pay more for sustainable consumer brands.

— Nielsen’s “The Sustainability Imperative”

What is a B Corporation?

A Certification for for-profit businesses

B Corporation certification is to for-profit businesses what Fair Trade certification is to coffee or USDA Organic certification is to milk.

A Certification, not an Entity Type

Many confuse B Corp with Benefit Corporation. Both work towards a joint mission. However, certified B Corporation is a globally recognized certification, and Benefit Corporation is a legal entity type.

A Common Mission

B Corps balance purpose and profit to not just be the best in the world, but the best FOR the world.

Business as a Force for Good

B Corps are required to consider the impact of their decisions on their workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment.

Third-Party Accountability

B Corps are companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.

No Greenwashing Here

Consumers are becoming smarter about sustainability claims and greenwashing. They look for true value in a company and are not fooled by marketing. 

How SSF can help you on your B Corp journey?

Engage Your People

Build a culture of sustainability that will engage your employees, help you hire quality people, and retain your talent.

Measure Your Impact

Assess your company’s current sustainability performance level and consult with you on how to make valuable improvements to your business and your community

Get Certified

Gain thirty-party validation of all that you do and join the B Corp movement of using business as a force for good.

Tell Your Story

Give meaning and voice to your brands’ sustainability. Let us help you with your internal and external communications, and telling your new impact story.

Find out if you’re ready to start your B Corp journey.

Benefits To Becoming a B Corp

  • Root out waste and operational inefficiencies 

  • Connects employees with a business’s mission

  • More engaged workforce

  • Less employee turnover

  • A differentiator in a competitive market and industry

  • Part of a community that shares best practices across different industries

  • Automatic built-in warm prospect base for potential customers

B Corps — The New 21st Century Economy

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Practice Leadership

Jennifer Cantero
Jennifer CanteroB Corp Practice Leader
Email Jennifer
(925) 271-8700
Scott Anderson
Scott AndersonAudit Partner
Email Scott
(408) 286-7780