By B Lab Global
2022 was a big year for B Lab and the B Corp movement – in fact, it was the fastest growth year in B Lab’s history. With a community of B Corps more than 6,000 strong, and 200,000 businesses now registered on the B Impact Assessment to measure, manage, and improve their impact, it was a year of huge milestones.
However, our achievements and moments of celebration go beyond these numbers. It was also a year of firsts. In April, B Lab Global launched its JEDI Strategic Plan, in June we welcomed Eleanor Allen as new Lead Executive, in August we unveiled a new Living Wage standard and in October debuted our first full series of the Forces for Good podcast. We also published the first draft of the new standards for B Corp Certification, seeking feedback from the public, witnessed huge engagement across B Corp Month in March and were inspired by collective action groups including the B Beauty Coalition, WeTheChange and the B Corp Climate Collective, mobilizing B Corp and non-B Corps to drive change at scale.
As we work together to realize our vision of an inclusive, equitable, and regenerative economy, we must celebrate the wins but also acknowledge the often difficult backdrop in which we continue to operate. As Eleanor shares in her reflection of 2022, “We are more motivated than ever to take on these challenges amidst an external rise in anti-ESG rhetoric, ever-increasing calls to action on the climate emergency, social justice inequalities that continue to discriminate against workers, and cost of living crises around the world –– all while corporate profits reach all-time highs.”
Explore our interactive 2022 Annual Report to discover B Lab Global’s year in full.