LIFT Economy was recently recognized for creating extraordinary positive impact as a business based on an independent, comprehensive assessment administered by the nonprofit B Lab. Honorees are featured on B the Change, the digital Medium publication produced by B Lab, at http://www.bthechange.com.
LIFT Economy was honored on three separate lists: the 2017 Best for the World Overall list, the 2017 Best for Workers list, and 2017 Best for the Long Term list.
The Best for the World Overall list is the most prestigious. This means that LIFT Economy scored in the top 10 percent of more than 2,100 Certified B Corporations across all categories on the B Impact Assessment.
The B Impact Assessment measures a company's positive impact on its workers, community, customers and the environment. To certify as B Corporations, companies like LIFT Economy must complete the full assessment and have their answers verified by B Lab.
The full B Impact Assessment evaluates a company’s environmental performance, employee relationships, diversity, involvement in the local community, the impact a company’s product or service has on those it serves, and more.
The 176 Best for the World Overall honoree companies come from 75 different industries and 25 countries. Additional 2017 Best for the World Overall honorees include: Patagonia, Beneficial State Bank, Cooperative Home Care Associates, and Dr. Bronner’s.
“Companies like LIFT Economy exemplify what it means for a business to be a good citizen,” says Jay Coen Gilbert, co-founder of B Lab. “We’re proud to recognize their achievement. Best for the World is the only list of businesses making the greatest positive impact that uses comprehensive, comparable, third-party-validated data about a company’s social and environmental performance.”
A total of 846 Certified B Corporations were named 2017 Best for the World Honorees, including: Seventh Generation, National Co+op Grocers, and Business Development Bank of Canada. Forty-eight countries are represented, including Afghanistan, Kenya, Nicaragua and Turkey. The selection criteria for Best for the World honorees are available at http://bit.ly/29ZYRSp.
Today there are more than 2,100 Certified B Corporations across more than 130 industries and 50 countries, unified by one common goal: to redefine success in business. Any company can measure and manage social and environmental performance at http://bimpactassessment.net.