Best for Colorado, a partner of B:CIVIC is a program that teaches all Colorado businesses how to create higher quality jobs, build stronger communities, and preserve a healthier environment.
We have a historic opportunity to harness the power of business to address our state’s greatest challenges. Some businesses in Colorado already play a powerful role on issues ranging from youth incarceration to payday lending to food desserts. And we are proud to launch Best for Colorado to make it easy for all businesses to learn about these practices and improve their impact.
We envision that one day all companies in Colorado will compete not only to be the Best IN Colorado, but to be the Best FOR Colorado.
The Best for Colorado Challenge is built around the B Impact Assessment, whose software and standards are developed by the nonprofit B Lab. The B Impact Assessment is used by Certified B Corporations, impact investing funds, business associations, and thousands of businesses around the world to measure and manage their impact.
B Lab is a nonprofit that serves a global movement of people using business as a force for good. Its vision is that one day all companies will compete no only to be the best in the world, but the best for the world.
The challenge is an online impact assessment with 3 key components to it: Assess, Compare and Improve.
By inputting your organizations information in the assess stage, you can see how your organization compares to similar organizations, and learn where you exceed and where you could improve. In the improve stage you’re able to join workshops and peer groups to help create an improvement plan for your business.
The assessment takes around 30 minutes to fill out, and if you complete the full B Impact Assessment by February 9th, 2018 to be eligible for the Best for Colorado awards. Awards will be given based on final verified scores on the B Impact Assessment.