• Edinburgh B Corp 500 – B the Change!

    23 April 2024


    The launch of the Edinburgh B Corp 500 project

    Written by Jessie Colligan, UKSPF Programme Administrator

    UKSPF funding is now supporting a partnership between the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce and Everyone’s Edinburgh to launch the Edinburgh B Corp 500 project.

    The long-term goal is to assist 500 local businesses in their journey towards achieving B Corp certification by 2030. With a focus on purpose-driven practices, the partnership aims to pave the way for future generations, offering meaningful employment opportunities while enhancing business impact within the Edinburgh community. They want every organisation in the city to get involved and B the change.

    A B Corp, also known as a Benefit Corporation, is a business independently verified by B Lab. It is a sign of recognition that your business is committed to social and environmental responsibility. By meeting B Lab’s rigorous standards, B Corp businesses attract like-minded customers, access to funding, and stand out in the market. Ultimately, being a B Corp allows companies to make a positive impact while maintaining transparency and accountability.

    With over 1,900 B Corps in the UK and 8,500 worldwide, B Corps are at the forefront of a global movement to use business as a force for good. Scottish B Corps make up over 5% of the UK B Corp community, with 45 of those based in Edinburgh.

    UKSPF funding supports the launch and initial activity of the Edinburgh B Corp 500 in its first year.  Any companies interested in joining the training and support cohort can find information on the application process at the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce website. The deadline for applications is 28th June 2024.


    Want to know more about UKSPF funded Edinburgh projects? Visit our UKSPF webpage.

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