People : Planet : Profit

B|23 Cohort 2

We kicked off the 2nd B|23 with a live broadcast from the Corker Media studios. B|23 delivery partners Simon Thomason and Matt Hocking from Leap explained how to sign up to the 2nd cohort of the popular B Corp programme, and shared key dates with viewers.

Existing B Corp businesses Smile Together and St Eval Candles talked about using the Business Impact Assessment and how it benefits their organisations. Cohort 1 participants Wildanet and Paula Bright (Brightside Physio) then joined Simon and Matt on the sofa to talk about how the programme had helped steer them through the BIA.

The first Pillar Session for Cohort 2 was at the Lost Gardens of Heligan. After an introduction from Chief People Officer Julie-anne Sunderland, the session started with guest speakers, including Ramon van der Velde, MD of Heligan, and Laurie Trounce of Stephens Scown. The keynote speaker for the day was Louisa Fitzpatrick from Cornish B Corp Old Chapel Cellars Wine who spoke about their B Corp journey and their forthcoming recertification.