Rewind: B-Corp Sets The Bar For Good Business Practice.
On this Conscious Capitalists Podcast Rewind we are bringing you a much loved conversation:
What is a "good business”? B-Corps certification sets the bar via a complete and extensive certification that defines good business practices. This week, we speak with one of the co-founders of B Lab (the organisation that runs the Certified B Corporation program), Jay Coen Gilbert, and hear about the B Corps journey and the next stage as he co-chairs Imperative 21: a coalition of like-minded organizations, including Conscious Capitalism, that are coming together to create a new agenda for business in the 21st century.
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References & Resources:
B Lab website - https://bcorporation.net/
Imperative 21 - https://www.imperative21.co/
Jay Coen Gilbert on Twitter - https://twitter.com/jaycoengilbert
Jay Coen Gilbert on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jay-coen-gilbert-1ab86b3/
Jay Coen Gilbert articles on Forbes. https://www.forbes.com/sites/jaycoengilbert/?sh=6415bce65638
Conscious Capitalism main website - www.consciouscapitalism.org
Timothy Henry's Website - https://www.arete-mgt.com
Raj Sisodia's Website - http://rajsisodia.com
Raj Sisodia on Twitter - https://twitter.com/RajSisodiaCC
Mackey, J., Sisodia, R. (2014). Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business. Harvard Business Review Press.
Sisodia, R., Henry, T., Eckschmidt, T. (2018). Conscious Capitalism Field Guide. Harvard Business Review Press.
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About Jay Coen Gilbert:
Jay Coen Gilbert is executive co-chair of Imperative 21, a business-led network that believes the imperative of the 21st century is to RESET our economic system so that its purpose is to create shared well being on a healthy planet. Network steward organizations include B Lab, The B Team, Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP), Common Future, Conscious Capitalism, Inc., Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), JUST Capital, and Participant. Imperative 21 builds on Jay’s experience as cofounder of B Lab, the nonprofit behind the global B Corporation movement. Along with his B Lab cofounders, Jay is the recipient of the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship and the McNulty Prize at the Aspen Institute, where he is a Henry Crown Fellow. For more than a decade, Jay has co-taught a class about the role of business in society at Westtown School, a 200-year-old Quaker institution. Prior to co-founding B Lab (and despite having no game), Jay co-founded and sold AND1, a $250M basketball footwear, apparel, and entertainment company. He has also worked for McKinsey & Co, as well as organizations in the public and nonprofit sectors. Jay grew up in New York City and graduated from Stanford University with a degree in East Asian Studies. Between AND1 and B Lab, Jay enjoyed a sabbatical in Australia and in Monteverde, Costa Rica with his yogini wife Randi and two children, Dex and Ria, now 22 and 20. Jay and Randi live in Berwyn, PA.