Business That’s Good for the World

April 4, 2017 | B-Corp, Civic Engagement, Culture & Community, Diversity & Inclusion, Social Enterprise

Imagine a business designed to be good not only for the bottom line, but for social and environmental successes as well.

If you’re thinking that’s just pie in the sky, think again.

There is a growing movement that is redefining success in business.

Businesses can become Certified B Corporations. The B stands for Benefit. Certified B Corps meet higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability. B Corps are legally required to consider the impact of decisions on our employees, suppliers, community, consumers and the environment. At TMI, we have just successfully completed our B Corp recertification. You can find us listed here –

TMI is one of 2,064 B Corps worldwide and the number continues to grow.

TMI was actually the first Certified B Corp in our field. I wanted unified standards that were lacking in the diversity and inclusion industry and pursued B Lab’s Certified B Corp assessment as a voluntary social accountability benchmark. The certification provides our clients measurable impact data and accountability that demonstrates the authenticity of our mission and effectiveness of our work.

After I provided the main stage keynote at the nation’s first Diversity and Inclusion conference, The Forum on Workplace Inclusion, I encouraged my fellow D&I practitioners to join the B Corp movement. The Forum is gearing up for its 30 year anniversary in 2018. Any organization interested in learning more about D&I should register for next years’ conference in Minneapolis.

In September TMI was honored as one of the Best for the World, meaning our scores were in the top 10% of all B Corps based on an assessment administered by B Lab.
It’s no easy task, but there is satisfaction in knowing that while you are earning a living, you are also helping make the world a better place. Both are goals worth pursuing.