We’re all Certified B Corporations.
B Corps share a common goal to use business as a force for good. Across 50 countries and 130 industries, we are demonstrating that business has the power to improve workers’ wellbeing, contribute to a healthy environment, and have a positive impact on our customers’ lives.
Becoming a B
All B Corps start our journey by completing an assessment that evaluates the positive impact of our business practices: the B Impact Assessment, or BIA.
Here at Kosmenko & Co., we know reporting and assessments. As consultants with experience navigating clients through sustainability reporting of all kinds, we’ve worked with many of the world’s most respected protocols: CDP for climate disclosure, GRI for sustainability reports, LEED for green buildings, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, the U.N. Global Compact, and more.
One of the B Corp mantras is to “measure what matters,” and the BIA delivers.
Our Twist on Business as a Force for Good
What gets us out of bed every morning? A vision of organizations growing wildly successful through positive impact business.
What does that look like? It’s when businesses build profitability by creating positive experiences for staff and customers, while demonstrating strong social and environmental performance.
Worldwide, we see the tide turning in that direction. A growing majority of global customers – 66% – will pay more to do business with a sustainable company. A full 58% of professionals prefer to work for a company with strong social and environmental performance. Among the under-35 set, that number climbs to 66%.
We crafted Kosmenko & Co. to demonstrate that having a positive impact beyond our four walls is simply good business. Our signature efforts include:
Purpose-Driven Business Model
We exist to strengthen businesses and professionals that make a positive impact. It’s that simple. How do we do that?
Align Money and Purpose
We value a thriving local business community, and we value inclusive business leadership. In the past year, a whopping 60% of our spend went to businesses that are woman-owned, minority-owned, B Corps, and/or local.
To keep the cycle going, we bank with a local credit union that has a strong record of community and philanthropy. That way, we know that the deposits we make are doing double-duty to support people, schools, and small businesses in our neighborhood.
Pay it Forward
We believe in paying it forward within our community. We provide pro-bono consulting services to one nonprofit or social enterprise each year, sewing the seeds of positive change for a worthy organization on a tight budget.
Positive change thrives on transparency. To do our part, we share our values and sustainability goals at the heart of our website. As a certified B Corp, our B Impact Report is also available to the public. Take a moment to look at both, and get in touch if you have questions.
Change is a Community Event
More than a certification, becoming a B Corp means joining a community of professionals with the drive to learn and change.
We believe that B Corps are approaching a tipping point. We see the certification becoming synonymous with good business in the same way LEED has become the standard for green building. The community is key. Without a support system, change falters and new initiatives fail to gain traction. Staff and volunteers across the B Corp community are passionate about fostering engagement – from conferences to webinars to happy hours – to cultivate and grow the B Corp movement.
Why did we become a B Corp? Our Answer.
We are on a mission to make business better for people. That calls for transparency, accountability, passion, and community – all of which we see in B Corps.
Our choice to become a B Corp comes down to one word: Momentum.
Are you ready to make positive changes in your organization? Kosmenko & Co. takes purpose-driven business goals from concept to reality. Our game-changing clients look to us for advising on sustainability and change leadership, and to build their strengths through high-impact training.
- Posted by Kimberly Kosmenko