Scotland CAN B exists to build a nationwide culture of business as a force for good, as a catalyst for place-based systems change in Scotland.
It is the first national programme of its kind.
Scotland CAN B was launched in 2018 in partnership between the Scottish Government and B Lab as an initiative to combine a nation’s vision to become a leader in innovation & entrepreneurship, with a growing global movement of business as a force for good.
Since then we have engaged businesses, intermediaries, educators, investors, policy makers, and entrepreneurs on the journey to increasing awareness, understanding and management of business impact.
Inspired by B Lab's Best for Cities, and joined by the new global initiative Cities +B, Scotland CAN B is a programme which widens place-based know-how to foster economic systemic change – in line with the Scottish National Performance Framework and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
In August 2020 we published our Learnings Resource Deck where we outline what we have learned so far about ecosystem work in Scotland and engaging with a place-based approach to economic systemic change. Our current focus and offering for 2021 is Impact Trainings for Business Advisors and Consultants.
Please visit our Impact Trainings page to learn more.
Our Ecosystem Approach
At the heart of Scotland CAN B's approach lies continuous, open and inclusive communication with the entrepreneurial and business ecosystem to deliver collective intelligence.
If you would like to get involved don't hesitate to reach out through our contact form below.