Today, The Restorative Leadership Institute (RLI) was recognized as “Best For The World” for creating the most positive impact by B the Change Media. Honorees are featured in the upcoming fall issue of B Magazine and on B the Change’s digital platform, bthechange.com. They were also honored at the first-annual Best for the World Celebration & Awards Ceremony at the University of California, Berkeley’s Haas Business School.
“The companies we are honoring as the best for the world represent the cutting edge of a global movement using business as a force for good. We are inspired by them, and feel deeply honored to join them in this historic and ground-breaking celebration,” said Bryan Welch, CEO of B the Change Media, the multiplatform media company that publishes the quarterly B Magazine and host of the Best for the World event at the University of California, Berkeley, on September 8, 2016.
The Restorative Leadership Institute is honored in the Best for the World Overall and Best for Customers categories for doing the most good for the world and for the client family RLI serves. Best for the World Overall recipients include businesses that earned top scores among all Certified B Corporations globally across all categories on the B Impact Assessment. The full assessment measures a company's impact on its workers, community, customers and the environment. The selection criteria for Best for the World honorees are available at http://bit.ly/29ZYRSp.
Honorees scoring in the top 10 percent of all categories set a gold standard for the high impact that business as a force for good can make in many disciplines around the world. The 138 winning Best for the World Overall companies come from 17 countries and 15 different industries such as manufacturing, financial services and engineering, and the 134 winning Best for Customers companies come from 22 countries and 14 industries. The ranks of certified B Corps include Patagonia, Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream, Dansko, Hootsuite and Seventh Generation. Additional 2016 Best for the World honorees include: Nature Services Peru; New Resource Bank; and Greyston Bakery. All honorees can be found at http://best.bthechange.com.
“These awards validate the extraordinary work and leadership of those we have the privilege of serving -- individuals and organizations striving for a sustainable future and a vision of the best possible life for all,” says RLI owner Dr. Seana Steffen. Molly Melching, Tostan Founder and CEO, recipient of the Hilton Humanitarian Prize and the Dodd Prize for International Justice and Human Rights, says "[working with The Restorative Leadership Institute has meant radical transformation for us...What they do provides such tangible impact to organizations like Tostan as we reach hundreds of thousands."
The 2016 Best for the World Honorees represent a wide range of excellence throughout the community. Today there are nearly 2,000 Certified B Corporations across over 120 industries and 50 countries, unified by one common goal: to redefine success in business. Any company can measure and manage social and environmental performance at http://bimpactassessment.net.