B Corps have grown from several hundred when the first edition of this book was published to more than 2400 worldwide. This new edition reflects changes in the B Impact Assessment, and incorporates valuable new perspectives on diversity and inclusion.
Ryan Honeyman is a consultant at LIFT Economy and has helped Ben & Jerry's, King Arthur Flour, Method, Klean Kanteen, and Nutiva become Certified B Corporations and maximize the value of their B Corp certification. Ryan has written articles for the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, Huffington Post, Utne Reader, and TriplePundit. He has also been a featured speaker at SOCAP, Bioneers, the B Corp Champions Retreat, CatalystCreativ, and the Sustainable Enterprise Conference. Ryan holds a B.A. from the University of California, Santa Cruz and a M.Sc. from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Ryan currently resides in San Carlos,CA. Tiffany Jana is CEO and President of TMI Consulting, the first consultancy in diversity and engagement to charter as a benefit corporation and certify as a B Corp. She was awarded Enterprising Woman of the Year Award 2017 from Enterprising Women Magazine and is co-author of Overcoming Bias. Tiffany currently resides in Richmond,VA.
"The B Corp Handbook shows that an economic agenda that
serves people's needs while respecting planetary boundaries is
compatible, and ultimately even necessary, for financial
--Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever
"Every business owner interested in creating a more diverse,
equitable, and inclusive economy should read this book."
--Dawn Sherman, CEO, Native American Natural Foods "In an increasingly complex world, big brands and companies are fundamentally challenged as to whose interests they really serve. We joined the B Corp movement because we are convinced that addressing this challenge directly is the best way to reinforce trust with our stakeholders."
--Emmanuel Faber, CEO, Danone "The B Corp principles of social, environmental, and economic justice are deeply aligned with the mission and core values of our worker-owned cooperative."
--Adria Powell, CEO, Cooperative Home Care Associates
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--Eileen Fisher, Founder and President, EILEEN FISHER "I hope that five years from now, ten years from now, we'll look back and say B Corporations were the start of the revolution. The existing paradigm isn't working anymore--this is the future."
--Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia
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--Jessica Thomas, Director, Business Sustainability Collaborative, North Carolina State University
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--Emmet Dennis, Chief Marketing Officer, Sundial Brands "The second edition of The B Corp Handbook goes beyond the first edition by helping companies make progress on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Don't just wait for economic justice; make it happen!"
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--Robert Shiller, winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Economics and Professor of Economics, Yale University
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"B Corporations recast the goals of the traditional business enterprise. They are becoming more prevalent as a new breed of businessperson seeks purpose with the fervor that traditional economic theory says entrepreneurs seek profit."
--Daniel Pink, New York Times bestselling author of When and Drive "A must-read for every for-profit enterprise that aims to create social impact."
--Cathy Clark, Adjunct Professor and Director, CASE i3, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University "The B Corp Handbook proves that any company can be pro-community, pro-business, and pro-environment--at the same time. Ryan Honeyman and Tiffany Jana show that there does not have to be any tradeoff between profitability and creating positive social change."
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--Marshall Goldsmith, New York Times bestselling author of What Got You Here Won't Get You There