Lead the beat towards business as a force for good and join us at the 2019 B Corp Summit. The unique experience for both Certified B Corps and companies from around the world aspiring to lead using business as a tool for positive change. Let’s connect, share, learn and be inspired. Together we will build a global network, find business opportunities and leave with knowledge and power to be a more resilient force for change.

WHY THIS SUMMIT

There is a massive global shift underway in our economy. It is occurring right now, when we so desperately need it. This new momentum harnesses power of business to help address our greatest global challenges: to protect our overstressed planet and rebuild our fractured society.

Governments alone are not able to solve these challenges for us. So as business we need to lead the beat into action. To transform first businesses and then whole industries. To change the operating system of business into a balance between profit, planet and people. From start-ups to large corporations, all around the world CEOs are making this their lifetime mission, and are reshaping their businesses to deliver on this.

LEADING THE WAY

Lead the beat is about a modern way of leading change. All of us are leading the way towards a sustainable future in our own industry. Let’s join forces and address this leadership within the B corp community and beyond.

A beat is consistent, steady, powerful, lively and attractive to follow. Sometimes irresistible to dance and celebrate to even. It is in sync. Exactly how we want the change we bring to be.

THE WALK & TALK

During the 2019 B Corp Summit we will lead the beat towards the change we need to see. How to lead the beat in your industry? And how to make other companies follow the beat you are creating? Together you will strengthen your position as positive leaders. We will have conversations about the big challenges of our time and start concrete action together. To lead the beat in driving all business towards being a force for good.

WHAT TO EXPECT

LEAD THE BEAT TO ACTION

This is not your average conference. At the 2019 B Corp Summit the movement gathers, learns from each other and works on tackling the big challenges of our time together. How can we address the SDGs? Which actions can we take as individuals, companies and as a community? How can we lead the beat to action? This year’s summit will be the beginning of many alliances, projects and partnerships to continue for many years after the summit.

GET INSPIRED

Some talks stay with you for the rest of your life. Expect those fascinating keynotes at the B Corp Summit. From the people that started B Corp to leaders that built very successful sustainable multinational businesses. Learn from the challenges and mistakes of the people that lead the beat and see how they do business with impact.

B FAIR

Take a stand! Show what your all about. Present yourself at the B Fair during both days of the Summit.

 What are you working on?
 What new products do you have on the market?
 How do you do it?

Show all about it at the B Fair. Innocent, Tony's Chocolonely and Danone will be there, together with many other B Corps.

CELEBRATE

You have been working hard on what we all believe in, doing business with positive impact. Let’s celebrate our work and successes together with great food, music and unexpected breakout sessions. We’ve come this far already, it’s time to raise our glass and move our feet to the beat.
 

MEET OUR SPEAKERS

RICK RIDGEWAY
VP ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVES, PATAGONIA
ROZANNE DAVIS
HEAD OF SUSTAINABILITY, INNOCENT
DRINKS
JOHN ELKINGTON
FOUNDING PARTNER, VOLANS
JAY COEN GILBERT
CO-FOUNDER, B LAB
 
BLANDINE STEFANI
B CORP DIRECTOR, DANONE
FELICITAS VON PETER
FOUNDER & MANAGING PARTNER, ACTIVE PHILANTROPY

VENUE

MUZIEKGEBOUW AAN 'T IJ

The Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ is a remarkable building. At a 5 minute walk from Amsterdam’s central station, large windows provide lots of light and space while the wooden floors and concrete walls create a sophisticated atmosphere. The main music hall even has one of the world’s best acoustics.

BIG THANKS TO