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Imperative 21

Imperative 21 is business-led network that equips leaders to accelerate their transition to stakeholder capitalism, shifts the cultural narrative around the role of business and finance in society, and
realigns incentives and facilitates a supportive public policy environment.

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Stakeholder Primacy

As the pandemic and the reckoning with racial injustice have further exposed the flaws of shareholder primacy, the time is now to end this practice. Shareholder primacy is at the root of so many of the challenges society is facing today — including wealth inequality, systemic racism, gender inequality and more — it will take policy change to turn this around.
Read White Paper Sept 2020


Transformational Policies

In a talk about how we can build a robust future without wrecking the planet, sustainability expert Johan Rockström debuts the Earth3 model -- a new methodology that combines the UN Sustainable Development Goals with the nine planetary boundaries


5 transformational policies

Achieving inclusive and prosperous world development

Keeping the earth stable and resilient


SDGs & Business

A conversation between the charity BLab and the MNC Danone, discussing the changes in leadership and KPI's in business. Watch


Reconnecting with original mission

Awareness in Leaders

SDGs integration to BIA


The role of B Corps in Inspiring Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

Bart Houlahan visits Scotland for the CAN DO Assembly - Sharing the changes in business: stakeholder to shareholder value, shift in consumer behaviour and ethos and role of B Corps (2016).
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Wellbeing Policy

Wellbeing Economy Alliance Scotland - Scotland, a small country with huge ambition, stands poised to accelerate the change required to build a wellbeing economy. WEAll Scotland will work with partners to drive change by co-creating, testing & lobbying for alternative policies, practices & models, and will look to identify the cross-sectoral opportunities for fundamental systems change.
WeALL Website Blueprint Scotland's Wellbeing Economy

Scottish National Performance Framework

Scotland as a nation is in the unique position of having a government designed set of aspirations and roadmap of the kind of nation we are working together to co-create – The National Performance Framework (NPF). The national outcomes are mapped to the Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and serve as a vital guide for business, as well as all other sectors, to view their impact towards Scotland's purpose, values and ambitions.

NPF Website

Scottish & Global Stories of Business redefining success

Local and Global Stories - Read some of the inspirational stories we gathered at the beginning of Scotland CAN B including what drives some entrepreneurial leaders to redefine business success.

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Case Studies: Using the BIA as a Cohort

Purpose Pioneers - This bespoke document was prepared to provide an overview of the Purpose Pioneers Programme, how it was designed and what Scottish companies took out of it after 4 months engaging with the BIA.

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B Impact Assessment (BIA) Tool Kit

BIA Overview - This 3 page document was prepared by our team to provide an overview of the B Impact Assessment tool.
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BIA Guide - This practical step by step guide of the B Impact Assessment tool was prepared for organisations to onboard and better understand the impact measurement tool and applications. Includes sample questions. Recommended for team meetings.
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SDG Action Manager

SDG Action Manager - The SDG Action Manager helps your company find its starting point with the baseline module. You will learn your company’s current impact, and be able to set goals to track improvement. The multi-user function allows you to collaborate with your colleagues across your company. Learn at every step and join the global movement as we trailblaze together to build a better world for people and our planet.
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Future Fit

Future Fit Tools - Learn about the free tools Future Fit offers to businesses in creating value for business and society
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Social Value UK - SROI

A Guide to Social Return on Investment (SROI) - The Guide to SROI provides a clear framework for anyone interested in measuring, managing and accounting for social value or social impact. This Guide was originally written in 2009 with the UK Cabinet Office. Updated in 2012, it is the result of consultation with practitioners, members, academics and others with an interest in social and environmental value and impact measurement.
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