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B Corp and purpose-led business

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B Corporations (or 'B Corps') and purpose-led businesses have increased significantly in the UK since the advent of the UK B Corp movement in the 2010s. Many household name brands such as Innocent Drinks, The Body Shop and Ella's Kitchen have committed to achieving profits in ways that also benefit people and the planet.

Our team of expert lawyers can guide you through B Corp certification, embedding purpose and impact into your business's constitution and strategy, and creating positive impact for your stakeholders, the community and the environment.

Our shared commitment to responsible business

We understand your motivations for creating a purpose-led business, and share your commitment to responsible business. This means we are committed to:

  • minimising our environmental impact
  • creating a healthy and safe working environment with equal opportunities
  • playing an active role in the local communities where we operate

How can we help?

Our specialisms include advising clients on the following:

B Corp Certification

B Corps are companies verified by B Lab to meet high standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. Our social enterprise and corporate lawyers have experience advising on the requirements for B Corp certification, and the practical steps to achieve B Corp status.

Corporate purpose, governance and staff engagement

We can review your governance and employment structures, and provide bespoke governance and employment engagement advice. We can also advise on embedding corporate purpose and good governance practices into your constitution.

Social enterprise

Our social enterprise solicitors provide outstanding legal expertise to our clients on issues faced throughout the lifecycle, from establishment through to mergers and restructuring. Find out more.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

We can advise on compliance with the Equality Act 2010 requirements and support you in equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) projects and procedures.

ESG, reporting and impact assessment

We can advise on impact investment strategy, impact assessment, reporting and delivery. We can also advise on good governance and embedding EDI in governance procedures and decision making.

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For specialist legal advice, please contact Paul Voller in our Corporate team on 020 7665 0865, or complete the form below.

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Paul Voller - Partner & Charity Lawyer in London - VWV Solicitors

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