What’s the connection between Patagonia, Etsy, Ben & Jerry’s and Method? They’re all B Corps, and along with 2,000 other businesses around the world, they’re working to redefine success in business. The growth of the B Corp movement might just be indicative of a change in how a business measures its performance. There is much work to be done, but the idea that a company can take into consideration social and environmental impact, accountability, and transparency - all while turning a profit - is encouraging. It opens the door to the most disruptive shift of them all: the circular economy. This new approach demands creativity, imagination and collaboration. Join Charmain Love from B Lab UK, as she speaks about how the next economy will measure success, and how businesses will have to pivot to profit.
Entrepreneur in Residence at The Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship
Charmian believes in the power of business as a force for good. Over the course of her career, she has experienced first-hand what it is like to be an entrepreneur, an intrapreneur and a systempreneur.
In her role as Entrepreneur in Residence at The Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, Charmian’s specific areas of interest include the rise of Profit with Purpose business models, the reinvention of the Chicago School of Economics, Corporate Venturing, Circular Economy Innovation and ‘Work-Life Blending’.
Charmian is Co-Founder of Volans, a change agency she started in 2008 with John Elkington and Pamela Hartigan. In 2015 she went on to start B Lab UK with fellow entrepreneur, James Perry, where she continues to support the growth of the global B Corp movement. She has also recently joined the board of B Team UK.
A proud Canadian, Charmian started her career at BCG after receiving her MBA from Harvard Business School and holds a degree in Art History from Queen’s University.
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