Why should you manage impact?

Stakeholder capitalism for 21st century business.

Almost nine in 10 (87 percent) millennials believe that "the success of a business should be measured in terms of more than just its financial performance"

Deloitte Millennial Survey (2016)

“Society is demanding that companies, both public and private, serve a social purpose. To prosper over time, every company must not only deliver financial performance, but also show how it makes a positive contribution to society. Companies need to do more than make profits — they need to contribute to society as well if they want to receive the support of BlackRock.”

Larry Fink – BlackRock CEO

90% of the studies on the cost of capital show that sound sustainability standards lower the cost of capital of companies. 88% of the research shows that solid ESG practices result in better operational performance of firms. 

"From the Stockholder to the Stakeholder" by Oxford University and Arabesque Partners (2015)

32% of consumers will pay more for products or services that are committed to positive social or environmental impact.

Nielsen (2014)

Business mindsets are seeking more impact.

This is why I started my business.  No explanation needed

-The No-Brainers

We want a way to put our values into practice

-The Authentics

The old narrative is broken. We want an alternative that works

-The Philosophers

We’re growing and we want something to help us stand out

-The Disruptors

Our clients are cynical about the old private sector and we want a new stance

-The Provocateurs

Our investors/parent company want us to do this

-The Incentivised

Number of Organisations who have measured their impact through Scotland CAN B as of September 2019

Guide your business in building a more inclusive and sustainable economy.

The B Impact Assessment, used by Scotland CAN B in all its programmes, is the same measurement tool used by B Corporations to certify their practices.   

Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.

B Corps are accelerating a global culture shift to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.

These are some of the BCorps doing business in Scotland:


HQ in Scotland

One Stone Advisors

Impact Ready


Beauty Kitchen

Beyond Green


Living Alive

Matter of Focus

Wildhearts Group


More Coming Soon

w/ Scotland Operations

Resource Futures


Green Element


Pukka Herbs


Rebel Kitchen

Big Issue Invest


Jojo Maman Bebe


Purpose Pioneers are Scottish companies currently measuring and improving their impact through a 4 month mentorship programme.

Founders and CEO's use the B Impact Assessment as a business framework to understand their impact, identify their gaps and future proof their business by setting measurable improvement goals.

Only those companies who find the value in BCorp will pursue certification.

The 2018/19 cohort included 10 outstanding cases:


Carbon Dynamic

Craft Design House

People’s Energy


Chocolate Tree

Fair Trade Scotland





Measure what matters, because you can only manage what you measure.

Scotland CAN B understands the role all sectors of our economy play in collectively building a fairer and regenerative economy. That is why beyond business leaders, the challenge is for every actor of society to be part of an impact management journey.  The B Impact Assessment is also available for use for charities, start-ups, and any organisation seeking to build a strong foundation to scale a resilient and sustainable model with high impact.
Number of Organisations who have measured their impact globally using BIA as of October 2018: