Bluestone Life recognized as a “Best For The World™” B Corp in two categories
- Bluestone Staff
- July 14, 2021
Burlington, VT; July 14, 2021 – Bluestone Life, a Certified B Corp, has been named a Best for the World™ B Corp in recognition of its exemplary performance beyond commercial metrics. Ranking in the top 5% of all B Corps in its size group worldwide for their sustainable business practices, Bluestone Life earned this honor in two categories: governance and workers.
“We’re honored to be recognized by B Lab because we’ve been a B Corp from the beginning and its core to who we are,” said Nathan Irons, Bluestone Life, Founder & CEO. “Our mission is impact and we exist at Bluestone Life to use life insurance to further the missions of nonprofits that are working for positive social and environmental change. It’s our conviction that you can only protect your family, if you are also protecting the community and our planet.”
The Best for the World recognition is administered by B Lab, the global nonprofit network that certifies and mobilizes Certified B Corporations, which are for-profit companies that meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Today, there are more than 4,000 Certified B Corporations across 77 countries and 153 industries, unified by one common goal: transforming the global economy to benefit all people, communities, and the planet.
B Corps meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. The B Corp Certification doesn’t just evaluate a product or service, it assesses the overall positive impact of the company that stands behind it—like Bluestone Life. Using the B Impact Assessment, B Lab evaluates how a company’s operations and business model impact its workers, community, environment, and customers. To achieve the B Corp Certification, a company must achieve a score of at least 80 points on the assessment.
"Best for the World is a special program for the B Corp community, and we're thrilled to resume it after pausing the program in 2020 due to COVID-19," said Juan Pablo Larenas, Executive Director of B Lab Global. "This year's Best for the World companies are operating at the very top of their class, excelling in creating positive impact for their stakeholders, including their workers, communities, customers and the environment. We're proud of the community of stakeholder-driven businesses we've cultivated over the last 15 years; together we're marching toward our collective vision of an inclusive, equitable and regenerative economic system for all people and the planet."
More than 800 B Corps from more than 50 countries were named to the 2021 Best for the World lists, including 4G Capital, KeepCup, Natura, The Big Issue Group, TOMS, Too Good To Go, and Patagonia. The 2021 Best for the World lists are determined based on the verified B Impact Assessments of Certified B Corporations. The full lists are available on https://bcorporation.net/.
About Bluestone Life
It is our conviction that life insurance only protects your family when it also protects your community and our planet. Our mission is impact and it comes to life through our Premiums with Purpose™. A percent of premiums, and a complimentary additional death benefit, are paid to high-impact nonprofits driving positive environmental and social change.
We are insurance for the changemakers, serving Practical Activists™ who connect their daily decisions to the greater good. Bluestone Life is a Certified B Corp and a 1% for the Planet member.
Our proprietary insurance products are also issued by the only Certified B Corp life insurance carrier. Together, we deliver purpose by protecting families, communities, and the planet with the financial strength and stability of 130 years of keeping promises.
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About B Lab: B Lab is the nonprofit network transforming the global economy to benefit all people, communities, and the planet. Our international network of organizations leads economic systems change to support our collective vision of an inclusive, equitable, and regenerative economy. We began in 2006 with the idea that a different kind of economy was not only possible, it was necessary –and that business could lead the way towards a new, stakeholder-driven model. We became known for certifying B Corporations, which are companies that meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. But we do much more than that. We’re building the B Corp movement to change our economic system –and to do so, we must change the rules of the game. B Lab creates standards, policies, tools, and programs that shift the behavior, culture, and structure of capitalism. We mobilize the B Corp community towards collective action to address society’s most critical challenges. By harnessing the power of business, B Lab positively impacts 150 industries in 74 countries, helping them balance profit with purpose. Together, we are shifting our economic system from profiting only the few to benefiting all, from concentrating wealth and power to ensuring equity, from extraction to regeneration, and from prioritizing individualism to embracing interdependence. For more information, visit https://bcorporation.net/
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