Resources for Prospective B Corps
Interested in the B Corp movement? Looking for expert advice? We’re here to help! There are plenty of resources and events dedicated to helping you achieve B Corp certification. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Growth Chair for more information.
Programs & Workshops
Format: 3 hour workshop
This workshop introduces the B Corp values and certification process, perfect for entrepreneurs hoping to learn more about the best strategies for certification. Though it’s primarily targeted towards those who have yet to begin their certification process, this workshop is also a great opportunity for anyone looking for clarification on the B Impact Assessment, as it is run by two B Corp experts: Carla Heim, Senior Advisor of Social Entrepreneurship, BDC, and Kristy O’Leary, Director of Impact, Cove Continuity Advisors.
During the workshop, attendees will complete an “impact health check” of their businesses to assess their current strengths and determine areas for improvement. These impact areas include environment, governance, community, workers, and customers.
Upcoming dates: February 14 (1 - 4 pm), March 14 (1 - 4 pm)
Format: Series of high-level workshops
Offered by Transformation Catalyst
An advanced group coaching program for North America’s big-thinking entrepreneurs who are leading the change towards purposeful and profitable business practices. The Growth for Good™ Program (click to request more information) is specifically designed for experienced entrepreneurs who have already achieved a sustained level of success in their business. These same entrepreneurs share an insatiable drive to create even more value through their business, for themselves, their families, their teams, their communities, and possibly even the world. They want to create meaningful change for good. [source]
Format: 8 week program consisting of 6 full-day workshops
Impact 6 Pack is a series of facilitated workshops that help British Columbia’s up-and-coming entrepreneurs develop robust impact strategies. During this program, Kristy O’Leary (Cove Continuity Advisors) and Meg O’Shea (Vancouver Economic Commission) navigate a small cohort of entrepreneurs through the intricate process of impact planning, while also providing insight on effective communication and networking. Experts from successful impact businesses - a.k.a. B Corps and the B Corp-ish! – add value to the cohort by sharing their knowledge, expertise and passion for the rising inclusive economy.
Check out the 2018 curriculum here.