Meet our B Corp Advisor before diving into the B Impact Assessment

Our advisors have worked with 100s of companies on their B Corp journey and the one question customers always ask is, how much time & effort will it take to become a B Corp? Book a free session with our advisor to get some answers.

What you'll get from your 1-to-1 B Corp Advisor session

  • Advice from an advisor that has worked with 100s of small & medium sized companies on their B Corp journeys
  • Interpretation of the questions in the BIA, from an expert that has worked for B Lab (the people that mark your assessment) - so you're clear on what they're looking for
  • An overview of the path to B Corp certification & what your team will need to do at each step

We hope you'll learn something about B Corp whether you decide to go with us or not!

Common problems our customers face on their B Corp journey

It’s hard to know where to start & what to spend time on

  • The BIA is split up into 5 Impact Areas (Governance, Workers, Environment, Community & Customers), which cover 100s of different aspects, policies and initiatives
  • Flying solo, it's very difficult for you and your team to work out what to prioritise
  • This is made even more challenging due to the phrasing of the BIA questions. It's not always obvious what they are driving at.

Driving momentum alongside the day job is hard

  • Without support, some companies start their B Corp journey but never complete it
  • Depending on size, complexity, resources and many other factors we've seen companies take between 6-18 months to attain B Corp status
  • Maintaining momentum and keeping the team on track throughout this period isn't always easy

Keeping up B Corp standards isn't always easy

  • Once you achieve B Corp status, you're required to re-certify every three years
  • Making sure that everyone at your business continues to uphold and roll out the standards you have committed to is tricky, especially as the business grows
  • You want to make sure new hires, teams, suppliers are all bought into the ways of working that got you that B Corp status

As well as your Advisor, the Contingent platform supports your B Corp journey at every step

Clarity on Priorities & what's needed ahead of time

  • Be confident you understand what is needed to become a B Corp before you get started
  • Within the Contingent platform your advisor helps you prioritise the steps to take and where to invest
  • You need a score of 80 to become a B Corp. You may want to go for 200 (the max). It's up to you. With Contingent you get a tailored action plan that make sense for your business

Drive Momentum with a Defined Roadmap

  • Get a clear roadmap of where you're headed, built in the platform - so you and your team know where you're headed
  • Future-proof your business by forecasting goals, planning initiatives, collaborating internally and tracking all things B Corp in one place
  • Think of your advisor as a 'personal trainer' they'll keep you and you team motivated and on track

B Corp Advisor can help Maintain & Embed Standards

  • Your advisor makes sure you and your team are prepped ahead of recertification every 3 years
  • Your Advisor can help you implement new policies and make sure you are keeping up with the latest sustainability practices where you need to
  • Access to automated marketing-ready reports, infographics and website content tailored to your targets to demonstrate your B Corp journey

B Corp FAQs for small & medium sized businesses

What is B Corp certification?

B Corp certification is a designation that a business is meeting high standards of verified performance, accountability, and transparency on factors from employee benefits and charitable giving to supply chain practices and input materials. Find out more on the B Corp website.

Is B Corp certification worth it?

B Corp is very popular amongst our customers right now, especially small-medium sized businesses looking to build a stand-out, sustainable brand. Amongst other benefits, B Corp certification helps businesses:

  • Attract the best talent - individuals want to work for brands with a purpose.
  • Stand out from the crowd - show customers you’re at the pinnacle of social responsibility and build brand loyalty.
  • Prove to investors you are a sustainable, forward-thinking business.

Who is eligible for B Corp certification?

B Corp say 'any established for-profit company may pursue B Corp Certification. There is no minimum or maximum size'. But there are some exceptional circumstances it's worth reading up on. If B Corp is right for you, we're here to help you get there.

How can Contingent help with my B Corp certification?

Committing to B Corp is no mean feat. Especially when you are trying to complete the assessment alongside your day job. Contingent gives you the tools and expertise you need to excel at each stage:

  • Support on data gathering for the questionnaire
  • Expert advice and free guides/tools to improve your BIA score
  • Coaching to help you prep for the evaluation stage