Bubble Chamber is very proud to announce that, from February 2017, we are a certified B Corp. We are the 122nd company in the UK to qualify and we’re thrilled to join a community of like-minded organisations all working towards a better business world.
Around the world there are now over 2,000 B Corps in 50 countries and 130 industries.
Why did we want to become B Corp certified? At Bubble Chamber, we believe passionately in the opportunity for Social Enterprise to create a unique Fourth Sector of the economy, one that that doesn’t suffocate enterprise, as the public sector so often does, that doesn’t put shareholder value before everything else, as the private sector does, and that doesn’t suffer from the cultural confusion over enterprise that can paralyse so many charities.
The B Corp assessment has provided a framework for us to measure our success against their own rigorous standards and ensure responsible practices as we grow as a company. The B Corp model is a great one to ensure that we are living up to our own mission and that we are continually improving and being socially accountable.
Why do B Corps Matter?
Certified B Corporations are leading a global movement to redefine success in business.
By voluntarily meeting higher standards of transparency, accountability, and performance, Certified B Corps are distinguishing themselves in a cluttered marketplace by offering a positive vision of a better way to do business.
B Corps create higher quality jobs and improve the quality of life in our communities. And, as the movement grows, it has become an increasingly powerful agent of change.
Government and the nonprofit sector are necessary but insufficient to address society’s greatest challenges. Business, the most powerful man-made force on the planet, must create value for society, not just shareholders. Systemic challenges require systemic solutions and the B Corp movement offers a concrete, market-based and scalable solution.
Over 2,000 businesses have already joined the community, encouraging all companies to compete not just to be the best in the world, but to be the best for the world. As a result of our collective success, individuals and communities will enjoy greater economic opportunity, society will address its most challenging environmental problems, and more people will find fulfillment by bringing their whole selves to work.
If you are thinking of joining the B Corp community, you can read about our journey towards certification on our blog here.