- Certification confirms commitment to people, planet and profit
- Neighbourly to join with social business pioneers in UK launch of B Corporation status
23 September 2015: Neighbourly.com – the internet platform that connects local community projects with companies that want to make a difference – has backed the global B Corporation initiative by becoming one of its founding UK members. Neighbourly will join a group of British businesses in launching B Corps in the UK on Thursday, 24 September.
B Corporation status acts as a global identifier for socially responsible business. It is given to for-profit organisations that meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency. The B Corporation initiative aims to redefine success in business, and already represents over 1,400 companies in 42 countries.
“Our ambition is to become the world’s social network for social good,” said Nick Davies, Founder, Neighbourly. “A commitment to people, planet and profit is firmly rooted in our core principles, and is now validated for external scrutiny through our new B Corporation status. As business values become increasingly important to consumers and employees, we’re proud to be helping businesses play a bigger role in their communities – first and foremost as a social platform, and now also as one of the launch wave of UK B Corporations.”
Neighbourly.com enabled organisations to pledge nearly £2million and over 6,500 volunteer days to causes around the UK in its first year, and recently confirmed plans for the Netherlands to become the second ‘Neighbourly Nation’. With the business preparing to scale-up and enter new markets, technology entrepreneur Luke McKeever was recently appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He adds: “Neighbourly is an ambitious business on the cusp of rapid growth – but we’re driving social change, which is no small challenge. When we launched Neighbourly in the Netherlands, we learned the importance of shared values and goals with our new business partners.”
McKeever concluded: “Having the support of a global community of like-minded organisations, each of which share our ambition to redefine the role of business in society, will be a huge asset to Neighbourly.”