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A logo with black letters MCM followed by a full stop.
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Is this the right course for you?

This course is free and on-demand. It has been designed by B Lab UK as an introduction to the B Corp movement and the B Impact Assessment and is best suited for:

  • Business owners and employees who want their business to start their impact journey and become a B Corp.

  • Consultants who want to support businesses with impact measurement and the B Corp certification process.

  • Current employees of B Corps who want to learn more about the movement and their role within it.

  • People who are curious about how the B Corp movement is helping to reinvent business and how the B Impact Assessment can support positive impact for people and the planet.

What you'll learn:

    1. Welcome!

    2. A note from Chris Turner, Executive Director of B Lab UK

    3. Course logistics

    4. Introducing our presenters

    5. Where to go for support

    6. How to navigate this course

    7. Tell us a bit about yourself

    8. Pre course reflection

    1. 1.1 Introducing the B Corp movement

    2. B Corp spotlight: x+why

    3. 1.2 B Lab's mission & vision

    4. 1.3 Pause to reflect

    5. 1.4 B Lab history

    6. 1.5 B Lab UK

    7. 1.6 B Lab UK + B Lab Global

    8. B Corp spotlight: DAME.

    9. 1.7 Test your knowledge

    10. 1.8 Actions & resources

    1. 2.1 Introduction to B Corps

    2. 2.2 Test your knowledge

    3. 2.3 Why become a B Corp?

    4. B Corp spotlight: Graze

    5. 2.4 B Corp certification requirements

    6. 2.5 How to become a B Corp

    7. 2.6 Making the legal change

    8. 2.7 The review process

    9. 2.8 Evolving the standards for the B Corp certification

    10. B Corp spotlight: Y.O.U Underwear

    11. 2.9 Test your knowledge

    12. 2.10 Actions & resources

    1. 3.1 Purpose of the B Impact Assessment

    2. 3.2 Governance of the B Impact Assessment

    3. 3.3 Structure of the B Impact Assessment

    4. 3.4 Registering on the B Impact Assessment

    5. 3.5 Navigating the B Impact Assessment

    6. B Corp spotlight: MCM

    7. 3.6 Getting started

    8. 3.7 Myth busting

    9. 3.8 Test your knowledge

    10. 3.9 Actions & resources

    1. What's next?

    2. Post course reflection

    3. Resources for continued learning

What you'll learn

  • Free
  • 43 lessons
  • 90 - 120 minutes


“This was a hugely insightful course, full of inside knowledge and experiences from companies already certified regarding their experiences. The walkthrough of the Impact Assessment portal was especially intriguing for a company looking to start on the B Corp journey. Thank you!”

Thomas L

“I know more about how to better utilise the BIA platform as a user outside of the certification process but to also support improvement planning.”

Zara O

“As an ESG manager I'm really excited about the opportunities this will bring my organisation and me personally as I take my company through the first phases of their impact journey. Can't wait to get started!!!" ”

Jenny M


  • How much does the course cost?

    This course free, online and on-demand. You can re-watch videos, pause and click through to the additional resources we’ve included.

  • I’ve completed Behind the B: An introduction to the B Corp movement and want to learn more. Are there any other courses?

    We're in the process of developing a more in-depth course, which will cover things like the B Impact Assessment in detail, the world of Impact Business Models, choosing the right assessment track, and much more.

  • Can I have more information about the UK B Corp movement?

    You can find more information about the UK B Corp movement on our website, our blog, and our social media channels. Here's a link to our website to get you started www.bcorporation.uk

  • I would like to become a certified B Corp, how do I go about this?

    If you have completed this training course and still have questions about the process to become a certified B Corp, please head to our website and check out the certification overview under the B Corp Certification tab.

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