Business for World Benefit Clinic

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The Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit’s forthcoming “Business for World Benefit Clinic” will connect students to aspiring B Corporations to help them improve their environmental and social impact. 

Continuing the success of the Fowler Center’s popular AIM2Flourish program that uses the strengths-based appreciative inquiry approach to interview business leaders and social entrepreneurs about business innovations working to achieve UN Global Goals, the Fowler Center is excited to launch this new initiative.

The kick-off event will be in fall 2022. Stay tuned for more details about the schedule of events.

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B Corp logo reads "Certified B Corporation"

Have you ever wondered how companies become B Corps? B Corps—such as Warby Parker, Ben & Jerry’s, New Belgium Brewing, and Patagonia—are "for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency."

B Corp Certification is the only certification that measures a company's entire social and environmental performance. Certification doesn't just prove where companies excel now—it also commits companies to their mission for the long term. Globally, there are more than 4,000 B Corps across 70 countries and 150 industries and more than 100,000 companies manage their impact with the B Impact Assessment.

For Students

The Fowler Center is giving an opportunity to undergraduate and graduate students to help Ohio-based companies strengthen their social and environmental impact. 

Companies are matched with a team of students (intentionally designed to include students from multiple schools and disciplines) to go through the assessment process and identify strategies they can take to improve their B Impact Assessment (BIA) scores. Students will gain hands-on consulting experience and the chance to learn about social and environmental impact assessment and sustainable business models.

Why Participate?

  • Drive social and environmental impact
  • Open to undergraduate and graduate students of Case Western Reserve University across all disciplines
  • Work on a semester-long consulting engagement with a local company
  • Enhance teamwork and presentation skills
  • Take part in networking opportunities

Email with any questions. More information will be released soon.

For Companies

The Business for World Benefit Clinic is looking for companies, organizations and businesses that thrive on a mission to create a positive impact.

These companies can be value-driven social businesses, new ventures or for-profit organizations that seek to enhance their societal impact using the B Impact Assessment (BIA), a social and environmental impact assessment model aligned with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals and developed by the global non-profit, B Lab. The BIA is a free, confidential platform designed to help measure and manage your company's positive impact on your workers, community, customers and environment.

Whether you're a traditional business working to become more sustainable, an aspiring B Corp pursuing certification or a certified B Corp focused on continuous improvement, The Business for World Benefit Clinic can help!

Why Participate

  • Open to companies across Ohio from start-ups to multinationals
  • Work with creative, interdisciplinary teams of students
  • Use the B Impact Assessment to strengthen your social and environmental impact
  • Become a certified B Corporation or simply be like a B Corporation

Interested? Email for more information.