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The idea of using ‘Business as a force for good’ is the founding principle of a Beneficial Corporation or “B Corp”  

Sandbox Centre is on the mission to make our region the B Corp hotbed of Canada

 Actions speak louder than words, and B Corps are creating a global movement with collective impact

"The B Corp seal on a product, website, sales materials or business card instantly communicates that a company is a verified leader when it comes to positive impact and empowers individuals to confidently vote with their dollars."

- B Lab

Why would anyone want to become a B Corp?

Benchmarking and Operational Cost Savings
Attracting and Engaging Employees
Winning Over Conscious Consumers

B Corp 101 program

1. bootcamp

Get to know the local B Corp Certified companies who will help guide you on your journey. 

Join the panel discussion around WHY? these organizations chose to go through the certification process. Find out first hand the benefits they’ve realized.

2. Cohort kick off

Be ready to jump right in to the certification process!  We start with an overview of the program supports & get everyone aligned.

This 2 hour working session is facilitated by our B Corp consultants from BDC.  You’ll get a firm grip on where you are today and what you’ll need to do in order to move forward with your certification. You’ll also be be guided through selection of the right Impact Assessment for your organization!

3. section reviews

You’re really doing it! There will be five 90min assessment section reviews scheduled over a 3-4 month period to help keep you on track with your progress through the certification.

You won’t be alone to figure it out! You’ll be moving through the sections of the certification as a cohort.  Our B Corp consultants will virtually walk you through the considerations and requirements of each section, decoding any concepts that you may have questions about.

4. certification support

Beyond the scheduled reviews, you can expect direct access to answers through the dedicated cohort slack channel.  Your entire cohort will be able to access shared materials and reference answers to questions from our B Corp consultants.

We’re sure you’ll find your cohort mates will also be able to support you (and you them) through this direct access.

1st cohort kicks off

WHat's in it for you?

Access to B Corp Consultants

Support Network of Local B Corps

Submitting Your Impact Assessment

Scheduled Regular Assessment Reviews

Dedicated Slack Collaboration Channel

MBA Student Support

is this program right for you?

There are over 2,500 Certified B Corporations from more than 130 industries and 60 countries with 1 unifying goal: to redefine success in business.

You may already be making a difference in your community through your business standards and practices. You want to achieve the highest standard for business globally and don’t know where to begin or who to ask about what you don’t know.

Now you will, and that will make all the difference to getting started and keeping the ball moving.

The Certification process uses credible, comprehensive, transparent, and independent standards of social and environmental performance.

You may not have the knowledge or access to monetary resources that would help you ‘prove’ the claims you make on the Impact Assessment.

That is why we’ve made the program accessible monetarily and partnered with the B Corp community to provide centralized resources for you as you make your way through the certification process.

The B Corp Certification is a highly selective status. Companies must document their positive impact to qualify and undergo verification every three years to maintain their Certification. You may not understand what is being asked of you or how you can prove the claims made on your Impact Assessment.

We’ve done the leg work of collecting the resources you’ll need to move through the program at your own pace.  We even have MBA students who will help find the information and the answers you require to keep the ball moving. We also have a B Corp certified law firm who can provide direction for those stickier points!

The B Corp community works toward reduced inequality, lower levels of poverty, a healthier environment, stronger communities, and the creation of high-quality jobs with dignity and purpose.

You’ll be surrounded by a network of like minded businesses who are going through the process of proving their commitment to community at the same time as you.  You’ll have a support network from day one, who understand your vision and who believe in your mission. The accountability you’ll have to each other along with the expert program supports is what will keep you focused on the mission to become B Corp Certified.

how are b corps having an impact on communities globally?

“We are so pleased with this result, and we are very excited to share what we have learned with the rest of our business community. We would love to see other businesses in our area undertake the process. Wouldn’t it be fantastic if our city had the largest number of Certified B Corps in Ontario or Canada? Think of what that could do for engagement, attraction and retention of talent.”

- Joanne McPhail | Co-Managing Partner and Chief innovation Officer | Barriston Law

OUR REGION is building on the GLOBAL COMMUNITY OF LEADERS

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This program is offered in the spirit of using Business as a Force for Good!

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