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Anna Cogo — Benefit Unit Officer per B Corp e Società Benefit @ Nativa
Nicolas Schilder — B Corp Unit Account @ Nativa
Benefit Unit Officer per B Corp e Società Benefit / Nativa
Foreign languages for management graduate. Founder of The Natural Step’s Italian Branch. In Nativa, she helps organizations to implement innovation paths based on the B Corp Model; in 2015 she cooperated with the Italian Senate to pass a bill defining the juridical subject of “Società Benefit”. The Nativa team designs innovation paths, builds new businesses and supports other organization’s leadership bodies to evolve towards prosperous economic activities which can regenerate people and the biosphere.
B Corp Unit Account / Nativa
Specialized in overall business impact measurement. Years of experience with agrifood certifications around quality and product management systems. In Nativa, he follows the information and promotion activities around the B Corp model, while supporting organizations in their path towards impact improvement and certification.
Corporate activity is the most important component on which not only wealth and well-being production depend, but also social and environmental balances. The Società Benefit and B Corp framework represents a concrete, positive and scalable solution, building value for the whole society.
“Società Benefit” is a new corporate legal form, available in Italy since January 1st, 2016, that guarantees a solid base to align a company’s mission and build shared, long-term prosperity. B Corp is a rapidly growing community of companies aiming to generate positive impact on people, environment and all their stakeholders.
Why attending this workshop:
☛ to learn with the leading experts of Società Benefit and B Corp: why are they important;
☛ to acquire specific competencies and useful tools to respect the demands from the law for Società Benefit: how they act, their responsibility and reporting duties;
☛ to understand and evaluate the transformation towards or the incorporation of a Società Benefit;
☛ to understand the B Impact Assessment impact evaluation tool (global standards for B Corporation, used by over 55.000 organizations in 54 countries).
The workshop’s format, tested by Nativa all across Italy, was adapted to the Apulian entrepreneurial environment, so to be accessible also by the numerous start-ups and youth enterprises present in the region.
La Scuola Open Source proposes an exclusive one-day full-immersion with the Nativa team, the organization that brought the Benefit Corporation format to Italy and worked hard for the legal recognition of Società Benefit.
Together with them, for the first time in Puglia, we will understand why Società Benefit and B Corp represent a valuable opportunity for the organizations of our region, whatever size they are, existing or to be incorporated. A unique, dedicated and collaborative day of study, support and networking, at the end of which, each and every participant will know how to transform her organization into a B Corp.
⚑ Programma ⚑
• 30’ | Check in
• 30’ | Participants’ introduction
• 60’ | A paradigm shift: the B Corp Certification, Società Benefit and B Impact Manager. Q&A
• 90’ | Società Benefit – studying the law: constitutions or transformation. Impact of common benefit: general and specific. Responsibility. Reporting and impact measurement. Q&A
• 60’ | Lunch Break
• 120’ | The B Impact Assessment tool. In-depth analysis of sub-issues: Governance, Workers, Community, Environment, Business Model. Analysis optimization. B Corp Certification - the certification steps. Review phase and supporting documents. Improve your Impact. “Pending B Corp” steps - how to design a Società Benefit / B Corp. Q&A.
• 30’ | Conclusions, next steps, final greetings