Latin American B Corp Sustainability Challenges 2015

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With about 150 certified B Corps across six countries, the continent is the fastest growing B Corp region outside of North America.

Latin America has produced a fertile crop of B Corp enterprises. To explore the challenges and opportunities facing B Corps, NBS gathered a group of 22 B Corps from Chile, Argentina and Colombia to form the first Latin American B Corp council.

This report is the first outcome of the council’s work. It is a first step towards understanding, systematizing and using what happens in the B Corp world as inspiration and knowledge for a sustainable society. We invite you to be part of the next steps.

Top 8 Sustainability Challenges for Latin American B Corps

  1. How can B Corps effectively communicate their purpose and value to a broader market?

  2. How can Latin American B Corps foster dialogue within public policy circles to improve understanding of how these companies operate and contribute to society?

  3. What are the most effective ways to measure the achievement of B Corp goals?

  4. How can B Corps and the B Corp system contribute to the creation of a B market?

  5. How can B Corps and the B Corp system stimulate greater investment or attract more investors to sustainable business?

  6. How can B Corps generate stronger partnerships with each other, with stakeholders and with disconnected partners to create alliances for a more sustainable society?

  7. How can B Corps maintain their culture and organizational values while they grow and expand?

  8. How can B Corps increase their social and environmental impact without necessarily scaling economically?

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