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All Things Open now a Certified B Corporation

Over the last 5+ years we’ve sent you a lot of announcements. For example, new events during ATO like the Start-Up Pitch Competition, Lightning Talks, and the Hardware/IoT Expo. We’ve also announced new brands and the event series Open Source 101. And don’t forget about the superstar and first time speakers.

Today, we’ve announced something brand new…and big.

All Things Open is now a Certified B Corporation®.



What does that mean and why does it matter?

It means we’ve met higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. It matters because there really is a better way of doing business, one that is very important to us.

Please read on for more information about what B Corp certification is and the nonprofit we worked with to achieve it, B Lab.

For us, pursuing B Corp certification has been a long journey. We have worked for more than 1.5 years to obtain this certification and many, many hours were spent collecting, documenting and presenting data to verify our continuing dedication and commitment to existing and future community members.

It was worth every hour invested. And we look forward to the best ATO conference ever this year!

About B Corporations

Certified B Corporations are leaders of a global movement of people using business as a force for good. They meet the highest standards of overall social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability and aspire to use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. There are more than 2,000 Certified B Corporations in over 130 industries and 50 countries with 1 unifying goal – to redefine success in business.

About B Lab

B Lab is a nonprofit organization that serves a global movement of people using business as a force for good. Its vision is that one day all companies compete not only to be the best in the world, but the Best for the World® and as a result society will enjoy a more shared and durable prosperity. B Lab drives this systemic change by:

Building a global community of Certified B Corporations who meet the highest standards of verified, overall social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability;

Promoting Mission Alignment using innovative corporate structures like the benefit corporation to align the interests of business with those of society and to help high impact businesses be built to last;

Helping tens of thousands of businesses, investors, and institutions Measure What Matters, by using the B Impact Assessment and B Analytics to manage their impact — and the impact of the businesses with whom they work — with as much rigor as their profits;

Inspiring millions to join the movement through compelling story-telling by B the Change Media.

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