B Corps are for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Non-profit B Lab 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.
CAST, the Centre for Acceleration of Social Technology, is driving the growth of tech for good in the UK. We upskill and upscale social impact organisations and work alongside grant makers, investors and government to accelerate the use of tech for social change. Using a mix of incubation, investment and co-production, CAST supports the best early-stage ideas to achieve impact at scale.
The Centre for Charity Effectiveness at Cass Business School (Cass CCE) is the leading nonprofit and philanthropy centre in the UK. It aspires to see a voluntary, community and social enterprise sector constantly extending its own knowledge boundaries and driving performance excellence – whilst developing and inspiring the next generation of leaders.
For more than 10 years, CCE has been enhancing the performance of hundreds of organisations and thousands of individuals across the nonprofit sector.
ClearlySo works exclusively with high-impact businesses, charities and funds. It supports their capital raising activity through financial advisory work, and introduces them to institutional and individual investors who share their objectives and values. Its clients have raised £108m in impact investment to date. Its mission is to bring impact as the third dimension into investing, where all investors consider risk, return and impact – creating an environment for entrepreneurs and businesses that make a difference to thrive.
Digital Catapult works with SMEs to help them grow and scale faster. It helps larger corporates in their digital transformation. It does this through programmes of collaboration and open innovation, by bringing academic leading edge expertise into the mix combined with the organisation’s own business and technological expertise.
Digital Leaders is a free-to-participate-in UK-wide Digital Transformation initiative of 12 regional programmes. It is the UK’s premier platform for expert opinion and networking for a cross-sector community of 40,000 members. With over 100 face-to-face conferences, salons and events annually, it has operated this online community promoting digital know-how, thought leadership and sharing best practice around digital transformation since 2010.
Dotforge was founded in 2012 by 12 angel investors. Taking what it had learned from successful tech accelerators in 2013 and 2014, the Dotforge team pivoted to support tech for good social ventures, launching Dotforge Impact as part of the Cabinet Office’s Social Incubator Fund in collaboration with KeyFund, Big Lottery and the RSA. In 2015 Dotforge supported 24 startups in Manchester and Sheffield. After starting in Sheffield, Dotforge is now located in Manchester and Leeds and is working on a new programme in Nottingham.
Founders Pledge was built by founders, for founders and launched out of Founders Forum, Europe’s foremost network of digital and technology entrepreneurs. It works to empower founders and investors to add value to their companies as well as the causes they love, without sacrificing one for the other.
FutureGov uses design, technology and change to make public services more human. It is on a mission to get rid of the old ways of doing things – the big bad expensive ways of delivering government – and replace them with programmes and products that are fit for the future, not held back by the past. Its approach emphasises the value of design and, above all, empathy.