We are extremely proud to announce that Kids in the Game is now a Certified B Corporation®! This means we’ve joined the global force of companies who are committed to using business as a force for good.
Certified B Corporations are for-profit companies that use the power of business to build a more inclusive and sustainable economy. They meet the highest verified standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. To date, there are more than 3,000 B Corps in 150 industries and 71 countries around the world.
For Kids in the Game, it connects us with a community of other thought leaders and trailblazers in every arena of business.
To obtain B Corp Certification, Kids in the Game participated in and passed the B Impact Assessment process, which is verified by B Lab®. This evaluated everything from our operations and business model impact on staff, our community and environmental practices, to customers, employee benefits, and our mission-locked impact. After a two-year application and review process, we are thrilled to officially join the global family of Certified B Corporations. Businesses need to score a minimum of 80 points to earn B Corp Certification, and we are proud to say we scored 100.6.
“We have been working on this initiative for over 2 years, and it has been a driving factor in making Kids in the Game not only a great organization for our kids but also a great place for our employees. Without the work that our coaches & team do day in and day out, we would not have been able to achieve this milestone. We are excited to join this network of inspiring organizations and continue to strive to make the planet a better place for all.”Tatum Boehnke, Director of Community & Impact
B Lab is a nonprofit that serves a global movement of people using business as a force for good™. Their initiatives include B Corp Certification, administration of the B Impact Management programs, and advocacy for governance structures like the benefit corporation. B Lab’s vision is of an inclusive and sustainable economy that creates a shared prosperity for all.
It’s an honor to be in the elite company of only 3,000 other companies worldwide. Beyond that, we are one of only a few in the youth development space. Becoming a B Corp reinforces our mission to change kids’ lives through the power of sports, ultimately accelerating a global culture shift to redefine success in business. With this awesome responsibility, there is always more progress to make. We are working hard every day to ensure Kids in the Game is not only a great place for our kids, but for our employees, customers, NYC, and beyond.
To read more about our journey to becoming a B Corporation, head here!