UF Business for Good Lab: Sustainable Business Consulting

UF Business for Good Lab: Sustainable Business Consulting for B Corp certification with Kristin Joys Final Class & Celebration featuring panel of judges with Matt Williams, UF Office of Sustainability, in Spring 2019

Launched in spring 2019, this is a new experiential learning program modeled after the B Corp Clinic in North Carolina, in partnership with Florida for Good. After helping more than 20 Florida companies in 2019 – 2020 to complete the B Impact Assessment towards becoming Certified B Corporations, in 2021 onwards we aim to offer this opportunity to students from all Florida colleges & universities, working together to use the power of business as a force for good and promoting the B Economy which is “built by everyone who works for, buys from, invests in, learns or teaches about, or supports businesses striving to create a shared & durable prosperity for all.” The global vision of B Corporations is to create an “inclusive, equitable, and regenerative economic system for all people and the planet.”

UF Business for Good Lab 2019-2020 Impact

  • 75 students (61 graduate and 14 undergraduate) consulting with 19 Florida Companies, gaining a total of 842.6 points on the B Impact Assessment.
  • 13 of the 19 Teams scored over 80 points, exceeding the standard required for B Corporation certification.
  • The students volunteered over 3,750 hours* creating over $102,000 of value to the community.

*Volunteer time valued at $27.20 per hour, according to the Independent Sector.

In partnership with:

  • Florida For Good

2019-2020 Company Partners

  • Events Local
  • wearwell
  • Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc.
  • Venture for Good
  • we are neutral
  • merchant giving project
  • fracture
  • BehaviorMe
  • Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes & Crema†ory
  • DuGudd Hoy - Por ti. Por tu empresa. Por Todas.
  • Pressure Games
  • livegreen
  • Parisleaf
  • Burke Law - Planning for your Future
  • Mother Kombucha
  • 3 Daughters Brewing
  • solar impact
  • Sustainable Breakthroughs
  • Gainesville Dev Academy