BIMA has launched its first Bootcamp aimed at guiding our members through the process of becoming certified as “B Corp” entities – certification which signifies socially responsible practices on behalf of all stakeholders involved (employees, investors and customers).
BIMA attracts a very specific type of company. So it’s no coincidence that we’ve seen a big increase in companies that are exploring B Corp status within the membership. B-corp status, while brilliant and worthwhile, is not always a simple journey.
With so many people exploring the idea and built around our ethos that everything is better with friends. We’ve pulled together some BIMA Members that have been through the journey and some that are about to embark on it. Feedback from the people that have just been through it was always that it would be better as a community rather than going it alone.
Join the BIMA B Corp boot camp for a 6 month programme that will take you through the different application steps from Governance to the Environment….all guided by our B-corp veterans.
Guest speaker: Alex Green from Mishcon De Reya
Alex’s team at Mishcon have helped over eighty companies to become B Corp certified, and on top of this Mishcon themselves became a B Corp earlier this year. Join us on this month’s Bootcamp to hear about Alex’s experiences first hand.
We look forward to learning about the Mission Lock and what it actually means for companies to formally adopt the B Corp ethos, alongside other legal aspects of the certification.
Don’t miss this opportunity to get the lowdown on the regulatory benefits and challenges of becoming a B Corp
This session will look at:
– What is Mission Lock?
– B Corp wording / Company Articles / Legal help
– Supplier engagement
– Setting Board KPIs
Who is it for?
Managing Directors, Founders, CEOs and anyone else who is going through the process.
Next in this series we will cover:
9 November – Environment
7 December – Workers
19 Jan – Community
15 Feb – Customers
15 March – Submission
This event is open to BIMA Members and Non- Members. For more information on becoming a BIMA Member visit the BIMA Site or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Gavin Shinfield, Co-founder and CSO at Kyan
Co-founder and CSO at Kyan, a technology agency and digital product studio, based in Guildford, Surrey — winner of Campaign ‘Best Places to Work’ 2021 and ‘Best Companies To Work For, Marketing & Media’, 2021.
Currently based in Zürich, Switzerland, Gavin is focused on driving change at Kyan. They aim to raise the bar for sustainable business, including leading the team to become B Corp certified.
Gavin is committed to delivering impact through sustainable technology and design and supporting others to do the same.
Ryan O’Keeffe, Founder & Business Lead at Jago
Ryan is a champion for transformation, a people promoter. An emotional intelligence coach, Founder & Business Lead at Jago
Ryan’s willingness to make himself vulnerable and share his truth encourages others to do the same.
Jago develops leaders’ identity, emotional intelligence and storytelling so they become known, liked and trusted.
As a result; leaders gain confidence and clarity on who they are and how to position themselves to have a positive impact on their people and the market they serve.
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Alex Green , Associate at Mishcon de Reya LLP
Alex Green is an associate in the corporate team at Mishcon de Reya LLP. As well as advising clients on UK and cross-border transactions (including M&A, private equity and restructuring), Alex has also advised a multitude of companies on the legal change required to become a B Corp. She is heavily involved in Mishcon’s purpose offering and recently led the launch of The Purpose Hub – an active space and resource, hosted by Mishcon, for companies that believe in building value by playing a wider role in society.
Mishcon de Reya is an independent law firm, which now employs more than 1,000 people with over 600 lawyers offering a wide range of legal services to companies and individuals. Based in London and Singapore, the firm services an international community of clients and provides advice in situations where the constraints of geography often do not apply. The work Mishcon undertakes is cross-border, multi-jurisdictional and complex, spanning six core practice areas: Corporate; Dispute Resolution; Employment; Innovation; Private and Real Estate. Mishcon’s purpose remains rooted in the firm’s founding values and in 2020 the firm launched Mishcon Purpose, a first-of-its-kind sustainability practice providing Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) advice and purpose-driven insight to clients.
Tue, 12 Oct 2021
10:00 - 11:00