B Leaders is a training program that provides knowledge and methods to professionals who want to lead their organization through to the B Corp certification. It is also a community of practitioners who exchange ideas to find solutions to social and environmental challenges.
What is the B Leaders Program?
The B Leaders training is a program designed by B Lab Switzerland to give you the knowledge and tools necessary to support companies towards their B Corp certification and contribute to the positive impact movement.
Through their practices and their economic models, companies are at the heart of the issues linked to sustainable development. Using our assessment tool – the BIA – this intensive training allows participants to measure the performance of a company in several areas of impact: governance, employees, customers, community and environment. It then becomes possible to identify opportunities for improvement, particularly those that have a significant impact on the development of effective action plans.
Affiliated B leaders will be listed on the B Lab Suisse website.
B Leaders training 2023-2024
You can choose the session and the language,
but don't wait because places are limited!
Registration & mandatory requirements
This program is aimed at internal managers (employees in management functions, HR, training, development, quality, audit) and external managers (consultants and advisors) carrying out at least 80% of their activity in Switzerland.
To make the experience as enriching as possible for all participants, everyone must have a minimum of professional experience in the field of sustainability, the basic notions being taken as acquired. You are also involved in a project related to sustainability, whether internally within an organization, or externally as a consultant.
A training session lasts 4 days. Between the third and fourth, participants carry out an exercise based on a case study. The program also includes a workshop recap session after the course has been fully completed.
In order to register, make sure you meet these prerequisites:
Depending on the session chosen, proficiency in English or French (level C1) is required
For sessions in hybrid format, the fourth day takes place in presentation and your presence is mandatory (in Lausanne for session N°1 or Zurich for session N°4)
The four days session is 1950 CHF (all tax included). The prices includes access to the material presented, the B Leader's Ressources Library, the B Leaders slack platform and the upload and management of the participants’ profile on the exclusive Swiss B Leaders Director, support for the Coaching & Affiliation process. And, finally: food and drinks during the In-Person / Onsite day(s).
A 250 CHF discount on the total price, can be obtained at the following conditions:
Registration of two or more participants working for the same company: the participants can register at different sessions. They each benefit from the 250 CHF discount. Their company doesn’t have to be a B Corp.
The employer is a B Corp or a STI Participant: each participant currently working for a certified B Corp or a Participant to the Swiss Triple Impact program benefits from a community discount of CHF 250.
Please note that discounts are not cumulative.
We are looking forward to welcoming you in the B Leader's Community!
Explore the B Corp movement
Discover the B Corp certification, the requirements to obtain it and learn how you can support the companies involved in this process.
Access helpful documents
The B Leaders Resource Portal will host the content of the B Leaders program, a library of useful documents and case studies for the exclusive use of B Leaders.
Learn from other B Leaders
The sharing of experiences between B Leaders is one of the best supports in setting up new practices. It enables the dissemination of best practices within B Corp certified companies or market players willing to join the B Economy.
How to become affiliated with
B Lab Switzerland ?
Participants who want to become affiliated with B Lab Switzerland will be required to support a company in measuring its social and environmental performance using the BIA. They will then be required to develop an action plan to improve its impact score based on recommendations.
A review session will be organized with B Lab Switzerland to validate their Affiliated status.
Who are the Affiliated B Leaders?
Affiliated B Leaders can offer advice and guidance to companies thinking about, preparing for, or going through the
B Corp certification process.