We aim to foster a nationwide culture of business as a force for good, as a catalyst for place-based systems change. We thrive when working in partnership to strengthen our interdependence.
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.
We engage businesses, intermediaries, educators, investors, policy makers, entrepreneurs on the journey to increasing awareness, understanding and management of impact.
Inspired by B Lab's Best for Cities - and joined by the new global initiative Cities CAN B we seek to widen know-how across cities and nations to foster systemic change - in line with the Scottish National Performance Framework and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Impact Expertise and Contributors.
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.
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
First Impact supports enterprises to embed social and environmental impact into the heart of their business. Drawing upon the wider knowledge and experience of the Firstport for Social Entrepreneurs Group, which supports entrepreneurs develop over 1100 ideas every year, FirstImpact offers a consultancy service to early-stage and growing enterprises helping them to understand how to embed social and environmental impact whilst remaining a sustainable business..firstimpact.co
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
Our New Approaoch on Ecosystem Partnerships.
Jan 2020. We have been working to capture the learnings from Year 1 (see our report under Resources) and strengthen our focus to provide a fresh offering based on feedback and ambition of our stakeholders. The Ecosystem Partners from our kick-off in Year 1 have been in touch to brainstorm collaborations for 2020. Amongst them, our new colleagues at Firstport where we have been working to truly understand the best value proposition the ecosystem currently needs for Impact Management. At the heart of it lies constant communication with the entrepreneurial and business ecosystem to deliver collective intelligence. If you would like to get involved never hesitate to reach out below through our Contact Form.