A B-Corp is a for-profit business that has committed to achieving standards of performance beyond profit.
Our B Corp members form part of the community of 62 companies in Australia and 1297 globally. Big brands such as Patagonia and Etsy are also now B-corporations, proving that publicly traded or large companies can bring impact into not just the way they do business but why they do business.
Brad Krauskopf, CEO of Hub Australia, shares:
“Since our last certification, when we became a founding BCorp in Australia, we have expanded significantly”
Alicia Darvall, Executive Director of bLab in Australia, had this to say,
“We’re thrilled that Hub has completed their B Corp re-certification. As a founding Australian B Corp Third Spaces is committed to co-working and creating a community for growing small businesses and entrepreneurs, their work fosters other B Corps and we all work closely to redefine success in business.’
Creating value Beyond Profit is one of the core values of Hub (our others are Resourceful, Adaptable, Collaborative and Accountable).
The B Corp assessment gives us a framework and guide to measure our success against rigorous values and responsible practices as we scale as a company.
In the swirl of being a fast-growing start-up, it helps us know if we are walking the walk or just talking it. We look forward to deepening our impact as a BCorp and supporting our members to do the same.
If you are interested in finding out more about your company becoming certified you can connect with BLab in Australia.
Hub Australia national partner Clearpoint Counsel has also developed a program to help small business get certified. B Ready Program Director, Anna Reeves explained more about their initiative: