Alumni

Redefining Success in Business - meet the B Corps

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of the United Kingdom

European Private Equity and Entrepreneurship Roundtable

April 26, 2016: 6:45 PM - 9:30 PM

The Chicago Booth European Private Equity and Entrepreneurship Roundtable is pleased to invite you to a presentation on "Redefining Success in Business - meet the B Corps" with guest speaker Katie Hill, Executive Director for B Lab UK.

Where

Chicago Booth in London
Woolgate Exchange, 1st floor
25 Basinghall Street
London, United Kingdom

Driving Directions:

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Event Details

The Chicago Booth European Private Equity and Entrepreneurship Roundtable is pleased to invite you to a presentation on:

Redefining Success in Business - meet the B Corps

Do you want to know what Ben & Jerrys, Patagonia, Ecover and Triodos Bank have in common ? They are all B Corps..

B Corp is to business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee or USDA Organic certification is to milk. B Corps are for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Today, there is a growing community of more than 1,620 Certified B Corps from 42 countries and over 130 industries

The B Corp movement as a whole aims to redefine success in business – no longer are businesses to be measured as successful just by what they return to shareholders, but also by what they return to society including their employees, communities and to their environment. This is called the triple bottom line – people, planet and profit.

B Corps launched in the UK in September 2015. There are now 78 B Corps certified in the UK with a large pipeline of additional prospects.

For this event, we will have Katie Hill, Executive Director of B Lab UK tell us more about B Corps' recent launch in the UK and she will also be joined by one or several UK Certified B Corps for this presentation. 

Program
18:45 Registration
19:15 Presentation followed by Q&A
20:15 Networking Reception

Panelists
Bertrand Beghin - Numbers for Good
Edward Hanrahan - CEO Climate Care
Katie Hill - B Lab UK

YouTube - TED talk with Jay Coen Gilbert - On better businesses
Jay Coen Gilbert shares his vision to harness the power of business to solve society's problems through B Corporations, a new standard labeling socially and environmentally responsible companies. B Corps will help corporations be profitable while solving society's problems. 

Cost

£20 - General Admission
£15 - Booth Alumni
Free - Booth Students

Registration

Register Online

Deadline: 4/25/2016

Speaker Profiles

Katie Hill (Speaker)
Executive Director, B Lab UK

the Executive Director for B Lab UK, the charity responsible for rolling out the B Corporation movement across the UK. Prior to this, she was Interim CEO to set up Access – the Foundation for Social investment. She has worked for the UK government as well as the governments of Lithuania and Poland. She ran an award winning social enterprise in Bulgaria for four years; on return, after completing an MBA from Oxford University, she headed up the consultancy and research function at ClearlySo, a social finance intermediary firm. She was then brought in as Social Investment Advisor to the City of London Corporation, to devise and implement a Social Investment strategy and fund for the Corporation. Katie has published widely on social investment and is a trustee and advisor to two international charities and an advisor to an early stage venture.

Questions

Marc Nahum, '90