What are B-Corps?

B-Corps are socially responsible businesses certified by the non-profit B-Lab (link to the B-Corporation website) to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Today, there is a growing community of more than 1,400 Certified B-Corps from 33 countries and over 60 industries working together toward one unifying goal: to redefine success in business.

Why did we chose to be a B-Corp?

I formed OpenConcept back in 1999 because I saw an opportunity to create social change through starting my own business. I was excited to become part of the B Corp community when I first heard about it, because it is a community of companies working to make the world better. Even through the process of applying to become a B Corp, we have found ways to improve our processes and become a more responsible corporate citizen.” - Mike Gifford, Founder and President.

Openconcept Team Eating Lunch TogetherOpenConcept Team on the street in front of Openconcept Building
Mike has organized events to raise awareness about Benefit Corporations and has spoken on panels highlighting how business can be a force for good. OpenConcept works to meet the triple bottom line and encourages other companies to do the same.