FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 5 May 2020
NORTH AMERICA – Reos Partners is an innovative social enterprise that facilitates cross-sector collaboration to address problems on local and global levels. Since its inception over twenty years ago, Reos Partners has been committed to sustainable and ethical practices in its operational and performance business goals. Recently, Reos achieved certification as a B Corporation™, a designation awarded to companies which use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems and meet higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability.
Becoming a Certified B Corporation solidifies Reos Partners’ mission to enable teams of stakeholders to make progress on their toughest challenges through a systemic, collaborative, and experimental approach. “We are proud to be a B Corporation. It is a touchstone for us and the work that we do. B Corps stand for positive, innovative, and practical solutions to global problems. B Corps redefine the meaning of success in business. B Corps look to create enduring prosperity for all stakeholders, including employees, suppliers, the community, the environment and shareholders. We embrace this definition of success and strive to align our company with the value of meaningful and prosperous engagement.” stated Managing Director Joe McCarron.
Certified B Corporations are companies with a positive vision — to do business in a better way. To become a Certified B Corporation, B Lab, the nonprofit that certifies and supports B Corporations, conducted a rigorous evaluation of Reos Partners and determined the company met the comprehensive performance standards to qualify for certification. Unlike traditional corporations, Reos Partners and other Certified B Corporations will be legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on their employees, suppliers, community, partners, and the environment. Reos Partners now joins the ranks of other social and environmental business leaders in the marketplace including over 1,800 Certified B Corporations from one hundred thirty industries.
About Reos Partners
Reos Partners is an international social enterprise that helps people move forward together on their most important and intractable issues.
We design, convene, facilitate, and guide processes that enable teams of stakeholders to make progress on their toughest challenges through a systemic, collaborative, and experimental approach. Reos engages with governments, corporations, and civil society organizations on challenges such as education, health, food, energy, environment, development, justice, security, and peace. The team operates both globally and locally, with offices in Cambridge (Massachusetts), Geneva, Johannesburg, Melbourne, Montréal, and São Paulo.
The name comes from the Greek “rheos,” which means “flow. Reos Partners takes a custom approach to every engagement, and we co-create interventions in a spirit of partnership.
About B Corp
Certified B Corporations must (1) meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance; (2) legally expand their corporate responsibilities to include consideration of stakeholder interests; and (3) build collective voice through the power of the unifying B Corporation brand. As of April 2020, there are over 2500 Certified B Corporations from over 50 counties, representing a diverse multi-billion marketplace.
About B Lab
B Lab is a nonprofit organization dedicated to using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B Lab drives systemic change through three interrelated initiatives: (1) building a community of Certified B Corporations to make it easier for all of us to tell the difference between “good companies” and just good marketing; (2) accelerating the growth of the impact investing asset class through use of B Lab’s GIIRS impact rating system by institutional investors; and (3) promoting supportive public policies, including creation of a new corporate form and tax, procurement, and investment incentives for sustainable business.
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