In 2014, GEXSI has been nominated to be the official partner of the B Lab Europe Foundation to kick-start and host the German network of Certified B Corporations.
Sind mid 2017, Andreas Renner, GEXSI’s CEO, continues this role as a strategic advisor to B Lab. Our aim: to build an own B Lab Germany entity to manage the growth of this amazing initiative in Germany.
B Corp is a global network of companies that pioneer next generation business models that use business as a force for good. The global movement already comprises more than 2000 companies in some 50+ countries around the globe.
The cost-free online tool to measure a company’s positive impact vis-a-vis all key stakeholder groups, is used by more than 40.000 businesses already and continues to grow. Visit: www.bimpactassessment.net
The global movement is coordinated by the B Lab Foundation, based in Pennsylvania (USA).
In January, 2014, the B Lab Foundation Europe was set-up in Amsterdam by Marcello Palazzi and Leen Zevenbergen, which facilitates the European-wide roll out of the B-Corp movement jointly with the respective country partners.
The range of activities of B Lab comprises
- Handling of the B Corp certification process
- Running advocacy campaigns such as “B the change“
- Managing the B Corp community through events, B Corp job board, and many more initiatives.
GEXSI itself is a Certified B Corporation since December 2014.