There is no Planet B
B Lab Africa is a nonprofit entity transforming the African economy to benefit people, communities, and the planet.
Our vision is for an inclusive, equitable, and regenerative economic system for all people and the planet.
Our mission is to accelerate a shift in how business is done in Africa. To redefine business success as not just for profit but also for purpose. To encourage businesses to work for a positive impact on all stakeholders: workers, customers, community, and the environment.
B Lab Africa is leading an economic systems change, challenging the status quo and positioning businesses to lead the way towards a new, stakeholder-driven model. Our international network creates standards and tools for business, advocates for policy change and certifies companies – known as B Corps – who are leading the way.
We are building the B Corp movement to change the rules of the game. This means shifting the behavior, culture, and structural underpinnings of capitalism. We mobilize the B Corp community towards collective action to address society’s most critical challenges.
To date, our community includes over 50 B Corps across Africa. Over 3000 companies in Africa measure and manage their impact using the B Impact Assessment and the SDG Action Manager.
Our global community consists of over 5,000 B Corps in 70 countries and 150 industries, over 8,000 benefit corporations, and more than 150,000 companies manage their impact using our tools.
Certified B Corporations (B Corps) are a new kind of business that balances purpose and profit. They are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on their workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment. This is a community of leaders, driving a global movement of people using business as a force for good.
Together, we are shifting our economic system from profiting only the few to benefiting all, from concentrating wealth and power to ensuring equity, from extraction to regeneration, and from prioritizing individualism to embracing interdependence. We won’t stop until all business is a force for good.
Now’s the time to turn words into action and build a regenerative and inclusive economy that works for all. By shifting the culture of business, we can solve the world’s biggest environmental and social challenges. Join us and the global movement of people using business as a force for good.
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Our mission is to accelerate a shift in how business is done in Africa. To redefine business success as not just for profit but also for a purpose. To encourage businesses to work for a positive impact for all stakeholders: workers, customers, community and the environment