Coaching and consulting company, 80Twenty Limited, has been certified as a B Corporation (or B Corp), joining a community of over 5,000 businesses globally.
'B Corp' certification is described as, "...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."
80Twenty Limited, was founded by two local residents, Jason Laity and Melissa Chester, who recently attended the 'B for Good Leaders Summit' in Rome. She commented:
“I was struck by the consistent message that boards really need to rapidly upskill as the business response is not currently quick or deep enough. In addition, whilst the agenda is currently largely dominated by the environmental challenge, the arguably harder social and governance challenges must not be overlooked. From a local perspective, it is good to see many of these issues on the agenda of the recently elected States members and we believe that greater collaboration between government, business and the third sector is the only way of addressing them.”
Chris Turner, Executive Director of B Lab UK said “We are delighted to welcome 80Twenty to the B Corp community. This is a movement of companies who are committed to changing how business operates and believe business really can be a force for good. We are pleased to have B Corps of all shapes and sizes as part of our community – from startups to multinationals and across many different industries. Their commitment to doing business differently will be an inspiration to others and really help spread the idea that we can redefine success in business to be as much about people and planet as it is about profit."
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