12 Companies Considered Best for the World

Date: Apr 17, 2013 By: greystonbakery


In the world of scoring for companies that focus on the so-called triple bottom line, meaning people, planet and profit, B Lab has one of the most rigorous rating systems. While most other corporate responsibility rankings, like the Corporate Knights Global 100, Ethisphere Institute’s Most Ethical Companies and Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens, are put together by groups or publications that rank companies from the outside, B Corporations have to apply for certification and submit to judging by a B Lab panel in addition to subjecting themselves to follow-up audits. They also pay an annual fee based on revenues and amend their articles of incorporation to promise they will value doing good as much as making money.

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