B Corps making a splash at Slush

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The Nordic KPI – How much does your company contribute to society in euros?

What an afternoon, and what an evening party! 

On Friday 22nd of November, we organized ‘To B or not to B’ seminar to promote B Corporation certification among visitors of Slush –  the leading tech and start-up gathering in the world. 

To B or not to B

We were happy to enlist support from Goodwings, Aliter Networks, Kraft, and Ramborn Cider sharing their B Corp stories. We met entrepreneurs and some larger companies in Finland interested in B Corp and trying out the B Corp impact self-assessment tool.

We became the first Finnish B Corp in 2017. B Corps are known for integrating a positive impact on customers, communities, workers, and the environment through good governance. They are for-profit but with a bigger purpose. The pioneers of B Corps are Ben & Jerry’s and Patagonia, but last month also Burton Snowboarding and the Guardian the media group joined the global movement of over 3,000 companies making a splash.

Now there are a dozen Finnish companies that we know are interested in becoming one. We welcome this because this is a network we trust. We use other B Corps’ products and services because we know the providers to be good. And this, surely the people who came to the after-party at our HQ can testify. 

The B Corp story in Finland has just begun. We want to support the growth of the B Corp community here by organizing monthly B Nights where anyone on their B journey can meet and chat with people with similar ambition. We open up our HQ at Kaapelitehdas as a venue. 

The first B night will be on Wednesday 11 December. We look forward to more B Corps in the Nordics. Who knows, your company may be the next  Patagonias or Ben & Jerry, promoting the idea of balancing purpose with profit.

Christian from Goodwings

Christian Møller-Horst from Goodwings explains how you can save in travel expenses while donating to charities.

Maxime from Lombard & Odier and Tommi from HCP

HCP’s Tommi Kemppainen pulled another B Corp asset manager Maxime Lingjaerde from Lombard & Odier on stage.

Adie from Ramborn Cider

Adie Kaye and Ramborn Cider are working for reviving the culture of cidermaking and replanting traditional meadow orchards throughout Luxemburg.

Steffen from B Corp

Steffen Kallehauge from B Corp walks the audience through B Impact Assesment.

Odette from Aliter

Aliter Networks’ goal is to have half a million IT products reused by 2025, explains Odette van Zijdveld.

Catherine from Kraft

Catherine Stenholm and Kraft Group are making a change in the professional Swedish skin- and haircare distribution segment.


Using business to fix our future
The Nordic KPI – How much does your company contribute to society in euros?

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