AVPN Workshop on B Corps and Business for Good

Event details
  • April 26th, 2018, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • School of Social Sciences, SMU
  • Country: Singapore

B Corporations are for-profit companies that use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. They are certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Increasingly, large organizations—such as Patagonia and Danone—are pursuing B Corp certification to show their commitment to “doing good” through business. Given the growing momentum around this movement, AVPN cordially invites you to a workshop that will:

  • Introduce the B Corp model and its key evaluation mechanism, the B Impact Assessment
  • Enable attendees to assess how purpose and profit can coexist within a company through participatory learning exercises
  • Equip participants with insights and practical tools that they can use to improve the social and environmental performance of their organizations

Come join us and understand how you can “use business as a force for good!”

This event is by invitation only!

Please contact membership@avpn.asia for any questions or to receive your “Promotional Code” (applicable to AVPN members only)


Facilitators

Marshall Worsham
Coordinator, B Academy Asia
International Content Gardener, DOMI Earth

Marshall Worsham is a writer and environmental advocate. These days, he works as a storyteller for DOMI Earth, Taiwan’s first B Corporation, which helps ordinary people become “climate changemakers.” As a volunteer for the B Corp movement in Asia, he coordinates initiatives that deepen the relationship between academia and social enterprise, focusing on research, teaching, and impact assessment. Marshall holds an MPhil in political theory from the University of Oxford.

Tharani Prakash
B Corp Services Lead – Asia, Pearl Consulting
Community Builder, B Corp Singapore

Tharani Prakash is a sustainability consultant specializing in strategy, life cycle analysis and supply chains. She leads the B Corp services in Asia for Pearl Consulting, a Singapore B Corp and social impact consultancy. Tharani helps organizations navigate B Corp certification and leverage B Lab’s tools to understand and improve their impact. She actively volunteers to grow the B Corp community in Singapore and is pursuing a Graduate Certificate in Corporate Sustainability and Innovation from Harvard.

 

Venue Partner

SMU Master of Tri-Sector Collaboration (MTSC) programme hosted at the School of Social Sciences provides emerging leaders from businesses, governments and civil society organisations with the skills and knowledge to become collaborative leaders who create high impact partnerships to tackle the world’s big problems. Competencies developed include a partnership mindset, managing complex systems, understanding global and technological trends, metrics for partnerships and sustainability, stakeholder analysis and leading change via networks and coalitions.