A global movement in Scotland.
Scotland CAN B (SCB) is the first nationwide programme of its kind combining a nation’s vision to become a leader in innovation & entrepreneurship with a global movement to drive business as a force for good.
Scotland CAN B shares the ambition of the Scottish Business Pledge and multiple other existing programmes to promote a business culture based on the principles of fair work and inclusive growth.
Inspired by B Lab's initial Best for Cities - implemented in partnership with many city mayors around the world - SCB was designed to take a holistic view of the country with the purpose to build more resilient businesses and communities.
Joined by the new global initiative Cities CAN B we seek to widen know-how as Knowledge Partners across cities and nations to foster systemic change.
Scotland CAN B promotes a programme with constant ecosystem contributions which lead to learning and adapting on the go to build valuable results.
We have built in 2018 a distributed team of in-house and external professionals who contribute their expertise to the delivery of our work to reach our 3 objectives:
1. Strengthen existing values based ecosystem
2. Widen awareness around benefits of business as a force for good
3. Promote Scotlands role in the global movement of business as a force for good
We thrive ideating with incredible professionals who contribute their time and expertise (Working Group and Ecosystem Partners) to the co-design of our products for Scotland. This constant work allows an execution throughout the year with growth in participants and success across sectors.
Delfina Zagarzazú, Project Manager
Katie Hill, BLab UK Advisor
Kara Weekes, Community Engagement
Kali Gibson, BIA Expert
Tim Hartley, Impact Advisor, Impact Ready
Amy Bourbeau, Impact Advisor
B Lab UK is a non-profit that provides B Corp certification for UK-based organisations that use business as a force for good. Values are based on positive impact on society and the environment, and how each business promotes constructive, action-led change towards a fairer and more inclusive economy. This is done by reaching a threshold using the B Impact Assessment, a rigorous set of measures that consider workers, governance, environment, community and customers. Once certified, businesses become part of global community of more than 2,500 other B Corps in over 50 countries.bcorporation.uk
Scotland CAN DO is a shared statement of intent towards becoming a world-leading entrepreneurial and innovative nation. It articulates an ambition, shared with public, private, and third sector partners, to see Scotland become a world-leading entrepreneurial and innovative nation.The principle that growth and innovation go hand-in-hand with wider benefits to all of society - that growth should be for more than growth’s sake – is embedded at the core and underpins a range of work throughout Scotland’s rich ecosystem.cando.scot