Business Growth Strategies has just become a Certified B Corporation. It is part of our mission in conjunction with Wodonga Chamber of Commerce to foster the development of a world class business community and our own core purpose to have real impact: to grow conscious businesses that grow our community.
So, what is a B Corp?
B Corp is to business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee or USDA Organic certification is to milk. For us being a B Corp is an internationally recognised measure of being a conscious business.
B Corps are for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Today, there is a growing community of 1,468 Certified B Corps from 42 countries and 130 industries working together toward 1 unifying goal: to redefine success in business.
In essence we believe that business has a higher social purpose beyond simply profit. You may have heard us say it is about purpose AND people AND profit…AND planet. It is a foundation of building a great business, and yes small can be great too.
The bottom-line is we want to have an impact on our local businesses, our business community and our community doing what we love and do best. We are proud to announce our certification as a B Corp which is internationally recognised. It not only brings recognition to us, it brings recognition to our city of Wodonga and our region too.