What makes Best for Colorado different than B Corp Certification?

By |2019-02-06T12:46:49-07:00February 6th, 2019||

Best for Colorado encourages all businesses to begin measuring their impact, and thus does not have any minimum performance requirements; the program is also free to participate in. Certified B Corps meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency and therefore go through a more in-depth process. B Corp requirements include meeting [...]

What is a B Corp? How do we become one?

By |2019-02-06T12:45:24-07:00February 6th, 2019||

Certified B Corporations (B Corps) are businesses that are leading the way in using business as a force for good. B Corp is to business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee or USDA Organic certification is to milk. Unlike traditional businesses, B Corps meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. [...]

Is the Best for Colorado Challenge a competition?

By |2019-02-06T12:44:49-07:00February 6th, 2019||

The Best for Colorado Challenge exists to support businesses in making positive changes to their worker, community, and environmental practices. While business owners can view their performance measured against the performance of other businesses who have completed the assessment, the Challenge is part of a collaborative campaign that builds a community of out of people [...]

Who sees answers to my questions in the Challenge?

By |2019-02-06T12:44:19-07:00February 6th, 2019||

Your data is kept confidential when you answer questions in the Best for Colorado Challenge. Individual answers from businesses are never shared publicly. If you choose to complete the B Impact Assessment and have your answers verified, you will review your responses with a B Lab staff member as part of the verification process. B [...]

What will I need to prepare before completing the Challenge?

By |2019-02-06T12:43:33-07:00February 6th, 2019||

The following items may be helpful when completing the Challenge: Company’s financials. It may be helpful to have either a Profit & Loss Statement or your accounting system (e.g. QuickBooks) open. Supplier information. If possible, refer to a vendor ledger with amounts spent in the 12 months. This will help you answer many questions related [...]

Who in our business should complete the Challenge?

By |2019-02-06T12:42:54-07:00February 6th, 2019||

Anyone that is interested! There’s no minimum title or tenure to take the Challenge. We recommend appointing one team member as a lead; this individual typically completes a first draft of the Challenge and then convenes a supporting team to assist with double-checking responses. CEOs, CFOs, HR Managers, COOs, Associates, and Interns have all taken [...]

Who developed the standards contained in the Challenge?

By |2019-02-06T12:42:20-07:00February 6th, 2019||

The questions in the Best for Colorado Challenge come from the B Impact Assessment, a comprehensive impact assessment tool created and administered by the non-profit B Lab. The questions in the B Impact Assessment & Best for Colorado Challenge are created and revised by B Lab’s Standards Advisory Council, a group of independent experts with deep industry and [...]

What kind of businesses should take the Challenge?

By |2019-02-06T12:41:39-07:00February 6th, 2019||

The Challenge contains questions that apply to all businesses, regardless of your business size or sector. You will be shown questions that are tailored to your business’s size and industry. Most businesses that complete the Challenge have under 50 employees, but it is built to accommodate businesses of any size.