"Louisa helped us with our BCorp application via her Critical Friend Review service...I found her to be approachable, very knowledgeable and efficient. Her approach to the process was clear and effective, and helped us increase our initial assessment score. I would have no hesitation in recommending her to other organisations aspiring to become B Corp certified."
"We asked Louisa to offer a Critical Friend Review service in support of our B Corp application, which proved to be a masterstroke. Thanks to her help, what seemed at first a daunting task turned out to be relatively straightforward. With her combination of experience and common sense, and a healthy combination of challenge and pragmatism, she guided us through every stage of the process, making it not only painless but a genuinely rewarding and valuable experience. I would highly recommend her services for anyone starting out on this journey."
Because all B Corp applications are evaluated and verified by the B Lab Standards team your customers, employees and investors can take comfort that you're taking your commitment to people and planet seriously.
Recent research shows that B Corps out-perform their UK peers across several business metrics. Compared to data from surveys of UK SMEs, it was found that B Corp SMEs have, on average:
Faster growth in turnover and employee headcount
Greater levels of employee retention, engagement and diversity
More robust governance processes
Greater focus on civic and community engagement
Higher levels of innovation
The same likelihood of success at securing external finance
When you become a B Corp you're also welcomed into a community of likeminded businesses who are keen to collaborate and share knowledge to amplify the impact of business as a force for good.
I can help you with your B Corp certification in a number of ways.
If you prefer the 'light touch' I can:
Talk you through the process.
Give you comfort that you've selected the right options, so you've unlocked all the BIA questions that are relevant to your business.
Perform a Critical Friend Review once you've completed the BIA yourself and give you advice when we spot any points that you could have claimed.
Answer any questions as you go through the Evaluation and Verification stages.
On the other hand, I can complete the BIA on your behalf and support you to design any new processes which you're keen to implement and embed to further increase your impact.