This mindset allows you to find creative and impactful partnerships or strategies that would elude you if you focused only on profits.
Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) April 14, 2015
Today, EcoZoom, a social enterprise working in the international development space, was recognized for creating the most positive overall social and environmental impact by the nonprofit B Lab with the release of the fourth annual ‘B Corp Best for the World’ list.
The ‘B Corp Best for the World’ list honors businesses that earned an overall score in the top 10% of more than 1,200 Certified B Corporations from over 120 industries on the B Impact Assessment, a rigorous assessment of a company's impact on its workers, community, and the environment. The B Corp ‘Best for the World List’ sets the gold standard for high impact companies and demonstrates that any type of company can use business as a force for good.
"EcoZoom is proud to be a B Corp and Best for the World. We think it opens up business opportunities and possibilities. This mindset allows you to find creative and impactful partnerships or strategies that would elude you if you focused only on profits. We hope to be joined by even more companies that strive to use the power of business for positive social and environmental change,” Ben West, Co-founder and CEO.
EcoZoom is one of 120 ‘Best for the World’ companies come from 49 different industries such as manufacturing, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals and finance. “Today's honorees inspire all companies to compete not only to be best in the world, but best for the world,” said Jay Coen Gilbert, Co-Founder of B Lab, the nonprofit organization that certifies B Corporations and governs the independent third party standard used to generate the comparable assessment of corporate impact.
Today there are over 1,200 Certified B Corporations, across 121 industries and 38 countries, unified by one common goal: to redefine success in business. EcoZoom was first certified in 2012 and is glad to be part of the movement to develop and formalize the impact space.