The B Smart Academy
The B Smart Academy is designed to make the B Corp Business Impact Assessment (BIA) as easy as possible for companies who are short on time and capacity to undertake an in depth assessment process.
You may be completely new to the BIA, or have started the assessment process and faced challenges in filling out the answers.
Either way, the Academy will accelerate you through, and leave you in a stronger position for certification.
How does the B Smart Academy Work?
- in 3 stages
- over an 8 week period
- by expert B Leaders with BIA and sustainability experience
You will be part of a small cohort of like minded companies, where your experience will be enhanced by collective knowledge, support, accountability, and networking.
What happens in each stage?
We will then hold an online surgery 1 month later to check your progress and problem solve any further challenges.
Micro and Small business
less than £1 million Turnover
£1-£2 million turnover
Turnover of £2 million+ and/or 250+ employees
Please get in touch to discuss this with our B Leaders.
What other support do you get?
Support with Companies House is included to make any required changes to articles and objects together with advice for the BIA audit process.
Certified B Corps consistently outperform the market, attract and retain the best talent, and clearly communicate your company’s ethics and values – all of which is especially good for People, Planet and Profit.
What is the B Corp Impact Assessment?
The BIA measures companies’ social and environmental impact through a deep dive into their internal policies, partnerships, environmental outputs, social contributions, metrics used for tracking impact, and methods employed to ensure that impact is positive.
After completing a wide range of questions, companies generate their B Impact Report that breaks down how they did in each section of the Assessment.
Meet the Team
Director, Kindred CSR
Alison loves to work with start-ups, micro and SMEs to embed sustainable practice in an authentic and easy to manage way. She has worked with a number of MSMEs to explore the opportunities that purpose driven activity can bring, and delivered on projects where needed.
She completed the B Leader training to enable as many businesses as possible to take a that bigger step towards demonstrating their commitment to being “a force for good”.
Alison enjoys working in collaboration with others to ensure that Coventry, Warwickshire and the West Midlands is a place known for its ethical and environmentally friendly businesses.
Prior to starting Kindred CSR, Alison has nearly 20 years of experience working with multiple stakeholders in the Voluntary and HE sectors, as well as delivering workshops and training to a range of participants including academics, business owners, and various members of the community.
C3PO (Chief People, Planet and Purpose Officer), Business on Purpose
He also spent 5 years doing community development in Africa and a further 5 years in environmental services.
These experiences are now helping clients assess and improve their Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) utilising the B Corp process and B Impact Assessment.
Having supported over 100 clients across a range of sizes and sectors, as a qualified B Leader and B Corp Certified, he is well placed to provide support how, where and when it is needed.
Founder & CEO, Remarkable Impact
Before becoming an independent responsible business consultant, she held leadership positions in companies including Jaguar Land Rover and The Co-op Group. As such, she has direct experience of the challenges (and rewards) of bringing good intentions to life in practice across a range of sectors.
Laura completed a post-grad certificate at the Cambridge University Institute of Sustainability Leadership (2016/17), has been recognised as an ‘agent of change’ by a UK award scheme, and became a B Leader in 2021. She is also the Chair of a sustainability charity in her spare time.
Laura strongly believes that a sustainable path should be accessible to all organisations, regardless of history or sector. She enjoys working with organisations to de-mystify sustainability and help them take action that feels relevant, meaningful and motivating.