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A to B Corp

9 Weeks

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Cohort-based Course

Most people think you have to be big to be a B Corp But actually, it's very achievable for small businesses and this course shows you how.

Hosted by

Danielle Thompson

B Corp advisor, MBA and host of The Alternative Business School podcast

Course overview

Go from A to B Corp

Taking female-owned and led small businesses through the B Corp Impact Assessment, step-by-step.


It will navigate the B Corp assessment tool with you. Providing templates and jargon-busting advice so you have everything you need to tackle this gold-standard accreditation.

Who is this course for

01

Female small business owners who've got becoming a B Corporation on their radar but have found the process overwhelming

02

Female solopreneurs* and start-up founders who want to build a B Corp-ready business from the beginning


*See FAQs for details of a discount

03

Employees of female-owned or led businesses who want to take the lead on their company becoming a B Corporation but need support and advice

Key outcomes

🔧 Develop confidence in using the B Corp Business Impact Tool

Get familiar and make friends with the Business Impact Assessment Tool. Learn how to use it as a key learning and monitoring resource.

💭 Design your overall impact approach

Learn social and environmental impact best practices and benchmark your current and desired approach against this world-class standard.

⚖️ Implement strong and impactful governance

Understand how governance and good impact management create a responsible business foundation.

✏️ Explore impact business models

Examine how your business could be designed to specifically provide a social and environmental benefit.

📋 Produce environmental and social policies and plans

Use our library of templates to document how your business supports your stakeholders.

📊 Be provided with a bespoke action plan to get you to submission

Using our extensive experience you will be provided with an action plan specifically for your business so you have a simplified version of what you need to focus on an prioritise.

See what previous course participants say

        Getting my social and environmental strategy nailed was a key part of my brand strategy as I grow. Danielle made learning the right approach easy, practical and a hands-on experience.
Jules Caldwell

Jules Caldwell

Founder, the Haberdashery
        It's been brilliant! Thank you so much Danielle for your support and guidance throughout.
Kelly Tucker

Kelly Tucker

Managing Director, HR Star
        This is just the 'let's-get-this-done' tonic I needed. Danielle is practical, pragmatic and very knowledgeable."
Malin Cunningham

Malin Cunningham

MD and Owner, Hattrick
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Meet your instructor

Danielle Thompson

Danielle Thompson

Founder of Unthread Advisory

Danielle is on a mission to build an economy of socially responsible and environmentally aware businesses. Making this way of working just business as usual. She is especially passionate and experienced in helping female leaders build businesses they can be proud of.


She is an experienced B Corp Advisor and host of The Alternative Business School podcast

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Course syllabus

01

B Corp principles and orientation

The B Corp process can be overwhelming and complex. This session will ease that feeling of confusion by providing a straightforward process to follow, a tour of the B Corp assessment tool, and an explanation of timelines and requirements.

02

The Five Impact Areas

Across five weeks, we will examine each B Corp Impact area: Governance, Employees, Environment, Community and Customer.


Following our tried and tested methodology, each session will answer your questions, troubleshoot your issues, and provide tailored guidance and signpost templates and tools for you to adapt and use.

03

Evidence, verification and next steps

The B Corp assessment process is challenging. In this session, you will learn about the process and requirements, clearly understand the evidence you need and how to track and monitor data collection.

04

One-to-one action planning

Each business on this journey is unique. As part of the course, Danielle will hold a 121 session with you where she will review the assessment you have completed during the programme.


She will use her expertise to provide guidance and advice tailored to your business and current position.

05

Bespoke action plan

Following the one-to-one session, Danielle will create your own 'to-do' list.

With a prioritised list of actions and initiatives, you can complete the programme knowing exactly what you need to do, how you will do it and where you need to focus.

Course schedule

1 hour a week for 8 weeks plus a 121
  • B Corporation Introduction and orientation

    Tuesday 25th Oct 11am - 12pm BST

    Meet your fellow classmates and your Instructor. Learn about the B Corp principles and ethos and well as dive into the Business Impact Assessment (BIA)

  • Governance

    Tuesday 1st Nov. 11am-12pm GMT

    One hour of Q&A, troubleshooting and structured group discussion focused on the Governance section and understanding your approach to responsible governance, ethics and stakeholder-led decision making.

  • Environment

    Tuesday 8th Nov. 11am-12pm GMT

    One hour of Q&A, troubleshooting and structured group discussion focused on the Environment section. Exploring environmental business impact models and how your business delivers and measures environmental performance.

  • Workers (Employees)

    Tuesday 15th Nov. 11am-12pm GMT

    One hour of Q&A, troubleshooting and structured group discussion focused on the Workers section. Exploring people-focused business impact models and how your business engages, develops, and rewards employees.

  • Community

    Tuesday 22nd Nov. 11am-12pm GMT

    One hour of Q&A, troubleshooting and structured group discussion focused on the Community section. Exploring community business impact models and how your business contributes to your local economy and broader society.

  • Customer

    Tuesday 29th Nov. 11am-12pm GMT

    One hour of Q&A, troubleshooting and structured group discussion focused on the Customer section. Exploring customer business impact models and how your business positively impacts your customers.

  • Evidence, submission, evaluation and verification

    Tuesday 6th Dec. 11am-12pm GMT

    Finish the programme with all the information you need about the next steps in the process and how you prepare for submission, evaluation and verification

  • Individual 121s and action plans

    Individually booked

    An opportunity to have your B Corp advisor, Danielle, review your completed assessment providing tailored advice, identification of missed opportunities and potential for further improvement.


    Receive a prioritised action plan to support your continuing B Corp journey.

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Active learning, not passive watching

This course uses live workshops and helps you to build tangible outputs ready to implement in your business.

Interactive and output-based

You’ll be interacting with your peers through group discuss and then applying the learning with real templates and proven frameworks.

Learn with a cohort of peers

Join a community of like-minded people who want to learn and grow alongside you

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if I can’t make a live session?
I run a busy business, so I'm concerned about the time commitment
What’s the refund policy?
You mentioned a discount for companies who don't have any employees or staff?
Why is this course only for women?
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