Build a Better Business

Business for good, is good for business. Scotland CAN B is based on this well-evidenced principle. It’s a collaborative initiative that invites you and all other Scottish organisations to assess the impact of what you do. This means you can build a shared understanding of the benefits of values-led practice, and help secure Scotland’s position as a pioneer of progressive and ethical business.

Scotland CAN B is powered by B Lab UK in partnership with Scotland CAN DO. It’s also supported by stakeholders who contribute to the collective message that better business builds a better nation.

Measure What Matters

Whether you’re a big business, a small charity, or anything in between, use the online assessment tool to measure the positive impact of your organisation. Benchmark your performance with over 65,000 other enterprises from over 50 countries who are all measuring what matters too.

Quick Impact Assessment

This gives a brief overview of which areas your business impacts most positively. It also indicates how your business compares to others.

“Very user friendly.”

B Impact Assessment

A more comprehensive assessment of how your business impacts on its community, workers, customers and environment. The tool also provides a complete framework for improvement and learning.

“There is evidence of the many years of knowledgeable experience using this tool.”

Why Measure What Matters?

* Give employees who want to be involved an opportunity to engage and lead

* Contribute to the landscape of Scottish business


and be a part of a wider positive movement

* Benchmark your performance and get tools for improvement

* Demonstrate that your organisation is active and progressive

* Help attract and retain the best talent

Get Started

It’s easy to become part of Scotland CAN B and get unique insights about your organisation.

1) Decide to join other leading organisations and join the movement

2) Set aside just 30 mins to complete the free Quick Impact Assessment Tool.

3) Learn from valuable insights about where you are, and where you can be.


Download our comms toolkit to help share that you’re part of something remarkable.

Pioneering and Progressive.
Scotland means Business.

Scotland CAN B is the first nationwide programme of its kind. It combines Scotland’s existing CAN DO vision with the B Lab global movement of business as a force for good.

As well as providing opportunities for businesses to individually benefit from values-based practice, it will also ensure that collectively, Scottish businesses are at the forefront of a growing global movement.

In addition to Scotland CAN B’s impact assessment tool, Scotland is already home to a number of helpful business frameworks. These include the Fair Work Framework principles, the Scottish Business Pledge, and other inclusive and purpose-driven business models.

When you take part in Scotland CAN B, you’re encouraged to commit to the Scottish Business Pledge. Similarly, we invite existing Business Pledge partners to make use of the Quick Impact Assessment tool to assess their own progress as a successful, values-based business.

Get Mentored: Purpose Pioneers

Lead the way in running your business as a force for good.
4 month mentoring from Oct 2018 to February 2019
Applications close Sept 20th

Dates and events in 2018

May 2018

Scotland CAN B Announcement at Impact Summit

June 2018

June 27th & 28th - B Leadership Training @ Edinburgh Napier University

July 2018

July 11th - Working Group Meetup @ Social Investment Scotland, Edinburgh

August 2018

August 3rd - Scotland CAN B Working Group Meetup @ Ernst & Young Glasgow Offices from 2:30-4PM - For interested organisations wanting to contribute on upcoming programme and impact - Contact Delfina to RSVP

August 15th - B Fringe: Scottish B Corp One Stone Advisors hosts a conversation about Beautiful Business at Edinburgh Fringe - To RSVP Click HERE

October 2018

October 6th - Purpose Pioneers Kick-Off

Scotland CAN B is an open, collaborative programme - some of the organisations driving the message nationwide include:

Other Resources for Better Business:

Scottish Business Pledge

Think Business, Think Equality Tool

Social Investment Scotland Investment Readiness Tool

Big Society Capital Impact Matrix

Family Friendly Working Scotland Index


For more info or support with Scotland CAN B please contact Project Manager Delfina Zagarzazu,

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