I have spent a good amount of time this summer working through a B Corporation assessment. Such an assessment scores a copy on, among other things, its commitment to its community and the environment. In short, attempting to have a positive impact on society rather than a blunder and pillage approach that a lot of businesses take. Some people may be surprised that a CPA would take that approach.
It is important to me to be as transparent as possible with the business and to have outside parties hold me accountable. This is part of the reason I was interested in becoming a certified B Corporation as well as a 1% For the Planet Member. The bigger reason was to lead by example and to show others that it can be done differently and done the right way. I think the B Corporation slogan of “The Change We Seek”™ says it all. Won’t you join me?