B Lab is the non-profit organization leading an economic systems change in Africa.
We are part of an international network that creates economic systems change through standards, policies, tools, and programs for business, and certifies companies—known as B Corps—who are leading the way.
Our vision is of 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 purpose. To encourage businesses to work for positive impact for all stakeholders: workers, customers, community and the environment.
Role of Business in Society.
A historic global culture shift is underway to harness the power of business to help address society’s greatest challenges. B Lab’s goal is to accelerate this culture shift and make it meaningful and lasting. The business community can be part of the solution to global problems like wealth inequality, corruption, poverty reduction, access to basic services, and restoration of the environment. B Lab works to create viable alternatives to an economic system that is failing to create these solutions. Our certified B Corporations (B Corps) are led by visionaries who are committed to this purpose-driven way of business.
The growth of
B Corps globally.
In 2021 our global community has reached the milestone of 4,000 B Corps! That’s 4,000 businesses across 77 countries employing 280,000 workers in 153 industries. In Africa, we have over 55 companies certified across the region.
B Corps in Africa
The time for transformative purpose-driven business in Africa is now.
The potential for business to play a transformative role in solving the continent’s biggest challenges has never been more opportune. Currently, 6 of the world’s 10 fastest-growing economies are in Africa.
By shifting the culture of business, we can solve Africa’s biggest environmental and social challenges. Businesses should compete to be the best for the world of the people living in it, and the natural environment on which our quality of life depends.
Meet Our Team.
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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We are a non-profit organization leading economic system change in Africa. Challenging the status quo and encouraging an economy that benefits all people, communities, and the planet