The B Corp movement is booming, both internationally and in Belgium. B Corp companies are not looking to be the best in the world, but the best FOR the world. Find out how to make your company "a force for good" and join a worldwide network of over 6000 Certified B Corporations.

Are you interested in making a positive impact and using your business as a force for good? Join us for an informative session, co-organised with The Shift, on the B Corp movement, a global community of over 6000 Certified B Corporations in more than 80 countries and over 150 industries, committed to making a positive impact on the world.

You’ll learn about the benefits of becoming a B Corp, strategies for creating a more sustainable and equitable future and how to measure your business’s social and environmental impact,.

Whether you’re an entrepreneur, investor, or simply curious about the B Corp movement, this session is for you. You’ll have the opportunity to hear about the experiences of successful B Corps such as IBA, Nespresso and Kriket and to connect with other like-minded individuals.

Don’t miss out on this chance to be part of a growing movement of businesses that are dedicated to making a difference. Register now for our B Corp info session, organised in collaboration with The Shift and take the first step towards using your business to create positive change.

About B Corp

The B Corp community was founded in 2006, in the United States, with the intention of “changing the current economy” and rethinking the notion of success in business. B Corp is a movement of certified businesses that are committed to making a positive impact on the world by using their products, services, and operations as a force for good, working to build a more sustainable and equitable economy that benefits all stakeholders. B Corp certification is a rigorous process that evaluates a company’s social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. By becoming a B Corp, businesses can attract and retain talent, differentiate themselves in the marketplace, and access a supportive community of like-minded organizations.

About The Shift

The Shift is the Belgian sustainability community that brings together diverse members and partners in actively moving towards a more sustainable economy and society.

On the world map, The Shift is the national contact point for the World Business Council for Sustainable Development  (WBCSD), CSR Europe and B Lab Europe. They are also part of the academic networks PRME, SDSN and special partner of Global Reporting Initiative(GRI).

With their members and partner organizations, they aim to develop innovative solutions to deal with the biggest challenges faced by our planet, people and their prosperity.


Oliver Perquy

Oliver Perquy, Managing Director at Nespresso for Belgium and Luxembourg is responsible for the strategy and development of the business and consumer market in both countries. During his career, Oliver has worked in several European countries, including Austria and at the Nespresso headquarters in Switzerland. Together with his team, day in, day out, he strives to transfer the passion for quality coffee to the consumer and to make Nespresso a sustainable coffee player with a positive impact in Belgium and Luxembourg.

Anneleen Van Meervenne

Co-founder of KRIKET

KRIKET is a family run business with the mission of making our food system more sustainable. We do that by mainstreaming insect-based food: our healthy bars are boosted with cricket powder, a true sustainable protein bomb.

Thomas Canon

Sustainability Program Director at IBA (ION BEAM APPLICATIONS)

Thomas Canon is the Director of the Sustainable Development Program at IBA. He works on integrating IBA’s stakeholder approach into the heart of the company’s products and processes in a resilient manner. He is passionate about using high technology to serve society and is dedicated to transforming businesses into a force for good, using the B Corp framework.


  • 19:00 > Welcome
  • 19:00 > Welcome and Introducing the B Corp Movement
  • 19:20 > Panel with 3 B Corps – IBA – Nespresso and Krikket
  • 19:50 > Q&A
  • 20:00 > Networking at TheStables


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