The Be Impact Initiative provides participating companies with tools and Workshop Series to benchmark, express and improve their triple-bottom-line impact (people, profit, planet). Through this program, our region is encouraging the triple-bottom-line business philosophy, so that one day, companies thrive not only to be the best, but also to attract the best for workers, and improve communities and the environment.

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So many reasons to participate

Be Impact educates businesses how to strengthen communities, and preserve the environment by using business as a force for good. Measure What Matters.
  • Connect with strategic partners and impact investors, including our panelists
  • Excite and attract new customers
  • Network with peer companies and already Certified B Corps companies
  • Attract and retain talent
  • Protect your mission and legacy
  • Gain valuable press and recognition through the B Movement

The Be Impact process

Be Impact offers businesses tools to benchmark, express and improve their triple bottom line impact (People, Planet, Profit) through B Lab’s Quick Impact Assessment (QIA) and B Impact Assessment (BIA).
  • Step 1: Get a Baseline — Assess how your company performs against dozens of best practices on employee, community, and environmental impact
  • Step 2: Compare Your Impact — See how your company stacks up against thousands of other businesses through the Quick Impact Snapshot.
  • Step 3: Improve Your Impact — Create a plan to improve your business’s practices, and help your staff implement them quickly with our best practice guides and examples.

Join the Be Impact initiative

  • Obtain free technical assistance and access an array of resources that help your business.

  • Participate in our next Workshop Series to meet like-minded businesses and peers, and receive instruction on how to begin assessing your impact.

  • Companies participating in the Workshop Series get support in 5 areas: governance, environment, community, workers, and business impact models.

WORKSHOP SERIES

FALL 2017 WORKSHOP SERIES DATES

  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 9 – 11am

FALL 2017 WINTER CELEBRATION

  • Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 5-7pm

WINTER 2018 WORKSHOP SERIES DATES

  • Thursday, January 18, 2018, 9 – 11am

  • Thursday, February 15, 2018, 9 – 11am

  • Thursday, March 15, 2018, 9 – 11am

BE IMPACT PARTNERS

Promotion Partners

Organizations focused solely on spreading the word about the initiative and media development.

Apprentice Partners

Academic institutions who provide capacity building and consulting through student talent to companies participating in the Be Impact Initiative.

Business Development Partners

These partners act as business counselors and can coordinate business development, are familiar with triple bottom line principles and can offer guidance and assistance with the Quick Impact Assessment.

Be Team

These companies or individuals provide technical assistance and expertise beyond the Apprentice partners for participating companies needing additional resources to complete the B Impact Assessment or move into full certification. These may be free or for a fee.

“I joined the group because it provides me with a working platform to start building my sustainability business. It also helps me think through some issues such as governance, supplier diversity, company operations, ownership, banking and use of recyclables in my business, which I don’t think other incubators/cohorts provide. The QIA and BIA tools are free for entrepreneurs to use along with valuable advice that entrepreneurs can get from Be Green Hub and other cohort members. I am also hopeful the cohort will assist with getting me in front of the city of Bethesda to run my pilot program and potential investor.”

— Sri Mirajkar, SourceRecycle

THANKS TO OUR BE IMPACT PARTNERS AND SPONSORS

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