Build a Better Business
Scotland CAN B is based on the well-evidenced premise that business for good is good for business.
The new global business paradigm around business as a force for good reinforces the idea that company success and wider positive benefits are mutually compatible. In Scotland, this may be through adoption of Fair Work Framework principles, the Scottish Business Pledge, inclusive and purpose-driven business models, or measuring what matters using the B Corp ready-made framework (B Impact Assessment).
Scotland CAN B therefore is an invitation for Scottish companies to build a shared understanding of their positive impact by completing the free assessment as well as to find improvement areas for business, societal and environmental innovation.
Scotland CAN B is powered by B Lab UK in partnership with Scotland CAN DO supported by a variety of stakeholders driven to contribute to the collective message that better businesses builds a better nation.
Measure What Matters
Benchmark your companies performance with over 65,000 other enterprises from over 50 countries who are all measuring what matters.
What Scottish companies are saying:
“Very user friendly”
“You can see your score before submitting, which reduces anxiety to the business”
"The Impact Business Models components of the assessment acknowledge the good work that social enterprises do”
“There is evidence of the many years of knowledgeable experience using this tool”
“You can benchmark yourself on the quick version without doing the Full Impact Assessment version to get a sense of the interface, the “B” mentality and the types of questions the assessment asks”
“It is a great reflection on how your business is performing in positive impact in Scotland”
Scottish Organisations who are engaging with the tool:
Edinburgh Napier University
Social Enterprise Scotland
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Scotland CAN DO Business as a Force for Good
Launched in May 2018 by Nicola Sturgeon and powered by BLAB UK in partnership with Scotland CAN DO, the programme is part of the agenda to strengthen this message whilst celebrating existing Scottish initiatives for Better Business such as the Scottish Business Pledge.
The partnership places Scotland to be a global leader by combining the CAN DO approach with the B Lab global movement of businesses as a force for good.
The goal of the programme is to increase awareness of the proven business case - as well as social and environmental benefits - of values-based business practices, and ensure that Scottish businesses are well represented in the global drive towards using business as a force for good.
The first nationwide programme of its kind. Previously, similar initiatives have been implemented at a citywide level in New York, Santiago and Rio de Janeiro. Organisations are invited to complete either a shortened version of B Lab UK’s assessment tool (the B Impact Assessment) or the full Assessment either online or at a workshop promoted amongst businesses across Scotland.