We have been named a 2022 Best for the World™ B Corp™ in recognition of the exceptional positive impact created through our governance.
Best for the World is a distinction granted by B Lab to Certified B Corporations (B Corps) whose verified B Impact Scores rank in the top 5% of all B Corps in their corresponding size group, and this overall score in commitment to mission, ethics, accountability and transparency demonstrates how Kin&Co are making a real difference for both internal and external stakeholders.
Every year, Best for the World recognizes the top-performing B Corps creating the greatest positive impact through their businesses. More than a badge of honour, Best for the World provides an opportunity for recognized companies to share knowledge, learnings, and best practices with the B Corp community and businesses outside of the community to encourage innovation and transformation across the business sector.
“I founded Kin&Co to empower people to create a healthier, happier world”, said Rosie, our CEO. “Being a B Corp has always been part of that approach, and finding ourselves amongst the top percentile for our governance makes me so incredibly proud. Our values include ‘bring out the best’ and ‘make stuff happen’ so I can’t think of a better example of this than seeing our brilliant team make an impact daily. Now, more than ever we are excited about bringing our energy and best practice to nudge other businesses to be a force for good together.”
The Best for the World recognition is administered by B Lab, the global nonprofit network that certifies and mobilizes B Corps, which are businesses that meet high standards of positive social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Today, there are more than 5,000 B Corps across 80 countries and 155 industries, unified by one common goal: building an inclusive, equitable, and regenerative economic system.
“Each Best for the World edition is an opportunity to raise the bar for how businesses can and should operate to create real and lasting positive impact for their workers, customers, communities, and the environment,” said Dan Osusky, Head of Standards and Insights at B Lab Global. “While no company is perfect and even the best companies can and should continue to strive to improve, the B Corps recognized as Best for the World can provide us all — standards setters, B Corps, non B Corps, and sustainability advocates — with inspiration on what true leadership in business can look like to make progress on addressing our current global challenges.”
We asked one of our Client Directors Matt, what it meant for the business:“Being a B Corp is simply about making sure we’re having a positive impact on the world, as well as making a profit. It’s been part of our approach since very early on and has been a fantastic way to bring in the brightest talent and those who share our strong sense of purpose. Many of our clients love to tell their people about us too; their partnership with a B Corp rather than a ‘traditional’ consultancy speaks volumes about their commitment to really doing things differently and creating positive change.”
B Corp Certification doesn’t just evaluate a product or service, it assesses the overall social and environmental impact of the company that stands behind it. To achieve B Corp Certification, a company must meet a score of at least 80 points on the B Impact Assessment, an evaluation of a company’s positive impact, and pass a risk review, an evaluation of a company’s negative impact; change their corporate governance structure to be accountable to all stakeholders, not just shareholders; and exhibit transparency by allowing information about their B Corp Certification performance to be publicly available on their B Corp profile on B Lab’s website.