The “B Corp” certification promises that a company meets social and environmental standards: B Corporations include these goals in their founding legal documents. There are over 500 certified B Corporations in the United States, and over 47 in Canada. British Columbia has created a new legal type of company, called “community contribution corporations”.

Sustainable Prosperity’s report will be of interest to those working in social finance or corporate law, to policy-makers, and to sustainability-focused entrepreneurs.