£600 – £1,200

Want to be a B Corp? (5 workshop series, London)

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Want to be a B Corp?

A series of 5 workshops with B Leaders, Adam Garfunkel & Shayla Meyer

30 May (or 9 June) | 13 June | 27 June | 11 July | 25 July

Take the B Corp Impact Assessment and take five steps toward becoming a certified responsible business.

Responsible business is good business; customers are demanding more sustainable products & services and businesses want to deal with more responsible suppliers... give people what they want.

The B Impact Assessment (BIA) is a rigorous assessment that measures organisational performance across five key impact areas:

  1. Governance

  2. Workers

  3. Community

  4. Environment

  5. Customers


What can the BIA and B Corp certification do for your business?

  • engage employees around a purpose-driven business and get more out of them

  • mitigate risk in your supply chain

  • attract investment as a growth-ready enterprise

  • generate and solidify brand love and trust by demonstrating you use business as a force for good

  • save money through more efficient operations

  • join a rapidly growing movement of businesses who seek to improve a triple bottom line (big guns like Ben & Jerry's, Patagonia and Ella’s Kitchen are in on it too)

B Corp's mission is ‘to create a shared and durable prosperity for all’. If your enterprise identifies with this mission, need we say more?

How will it work?

Junxion’s specially trained consultants will take you through the B Impact Assessment (BIA) in five 3-hour workshops, one covering each of the five impact areas of the BIA (governance, workers, community, environment and customers). Junxion is a Certified B Corp – so we have been through the process ourselves – and we have helped a dozen companies become certified.

The workshops will take place over two months at two-week intervals (ie: weeks 1, 3, 5, 7, 9).


In between each workshop you have access to telephone support from Junxion consultants.

The B Impact Assessment (BIA) is a series of questions. The workshops will help you understand what exactly is being asked for, and through peer-to-peer support and guidance from Junxion’s consultants, you will be taken through the BIA for your company.

Telephone support will provide individuals the opportunity to ask specific questions and receive 1:1 guidance on developing relevant policies, processes and programmes.


Which pillar on which dates?

Thinking you would like to bring a colleague who is the specialist in one area? Wondering which pillar is on which day. Wonder no more:

  • 30 May – Governance

  • 13 June – Workers

  • 27 June – Community

  • 11 July – Environment

  • 25 July – Customers


Adam Garfunkel, Junxion Strategy MD

Adam is co-owner and managing director of Junxion Strategy, a consultancy that helps organisations increase their social impact through strategic planning, branding and reporting and communications services. After 25 years working on sustainability issues, Adam focuses on developing a company’s business and sustainability strategy, helping organisations to articulate their story of change and then report on the difference they make. As a trained ‘B Leader,’ Adam uses the B Corp framework to help companies assess their progress and learn to add more value to their business and their society.

Shayla Meyer, Junxion Strategy Consultant

Shayla is a Consultant at Junxion Strategy. She helps organisations to understand, measure and communicate their social and environmental impacts, developing corporate responsibility or sustainability programmes that reach beyond mere compliance to affect real change.

Shayla has helped more than ten organisations navigate the B Corp Certification process, so she’s no stranger to the B Impact Assessment! From responsible procurement to compelling impact reporting, from mission-aligned community engagement programs to board representation, or from carbon emissions to waste management systems, Shayla uses the B Corp Impact Assessment to measure performance across organisations, helping clients to turn performance gaps into realised opportunities to drive value.

As two of the first cohort of 'B Leaders', trained to use the B Impact Assessment to help companies measure what matters, Adam and Shayla will be your expert guides.

FAQs

When are the workshops?

They will be on Tuesdays from 9:30-12:30 every other week starting on Tuesday 30 May, so:

30 May (or 9 June 2-5pm) | 13 June | 27 June | 11 July | 25 July


Which pillar is on which dates?

  • 30 May – Governance (alternative 'catch-up' date: 9 June, 2-5pm, same place!)

  • 13 June – Workers

  • 27 June – Community

  • 11 July – Environment

  • 25 July – Customers


Can I bring a colleague?

Yes you can. So if you want to bring your HR person along with you to the Workers pillar, that's just fine. You can also swap someone in to cover for you if you want to (just let us know).


Does the fee to Junxion involve all the costs of certifying?

No, there is an annual certification fee payable to B Lab, the charity that runs B Corp. This allows you to use the B Corp badge and gives you access to lots of great support from the community. The amount you pay depends on your revenue. Up to £149,999 in revenue costs £500 a year. More about that here: http://bcorporation.uk/become-a-b-corp/how-to-become-a-b-corp/make-it-official-uk


What do I need to bring?

You should bring a laptop or an iPad into the event so you can log on to the B Impact Assessment during the workshops.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Any questions about the training, you can contact adam@junxion.com or call us on +44 (0)20 3475 2157.

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