Froriep is pleased to invite you to a presentation on:
“The B Corp Certification”
We will welcome Jonathan Normand, Executive Director of B Lab (Switzerland) who will present the B Corp certification. Julie Wynne, partner of Froriep and Board member of B Lab (Switzerland), will also provide you some information on the legal requirements for Swiss companies willing to apply for the certification.
The B Corp certification is a certification for for-profit companies which meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Today, there is a growing community of more than 2’260 Certified B Corps from 51 countries and over 130 industries. A growing number of multinational companies are interested in engaging with the B Corp movement; Danone and Unilever are already pursuing the status. B Lab launched its activities in Switzerland in September 2014 and B Lab (Switzerland) was incorporated during the Summer of 2017. There are currently 20 Swiss corporations certified as B Corps, which include Globalance Bank, Loyco, Heidi.com, Abhati and Impact Hub Geneva, and 60 that are in the process.
The value of meeting the legal requirement for B Corp certification is that it imprints sustainability into the DNA of the company as it grows, brings in outside capital, or plans succession, ensuring that their mission can better survive new management, new investors, or new ownership.
The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.
- Date: Tuesday, 17 October 2017
- Time: 12.15am to 1.30pm (a small lunch is offered)
- Where: FRORIEP Legal AG | Bellerivestrasse 201 | 8008 Zürich
Your participation is free of charge but we would appreciate your registration by email to Julie Wynne until Friday, 13 October 2017.