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Connect Three becomes first leadership consultancy in Scotland to achieve B Corp status

Colin Lamb

Connect Three, one of Scotland’s top leadership consultancies, has become the first business of its kind in Scotland to earn the coveted B-Corp status.

Connect Three now sits alongside internationally renowned brands including Innocent Drinks, Patagonia and The Body Shop in earning B-Corp status. There are just 4,000 B-Corp enterprises worldwide.

Other notable Scottish businesses to gain accreditation include Connect Three client Dear Green Coffee Roasters and brewer Brewgooder.

Accreditation means Connect Three has volunteered to enter non-profit B-Lab’s rigorous ‘B-Impact’ grading system each year to ensure it continues to meet the most stringent social and environmental standards.

Colin Lamb, Founder of Connect Three, commented: “Sustainability in business is about more than token gestures and measuring carbon footprints. It’s about collective cultural change throughout organisations and that’s what we are ready to help businesses throughout Scotland and the UK achieve. We have to do it if we are all to play our part – but we can’t achieve it unless we truly practice what we preach.”

He added: “Gaining B Corp certification is one of our proudest moments at Connect Three. To have the ethical standards which are intrinsically in the culture of the company audited and verified to be of the highest standard is testament to our belief in living out our values and showing business can, and should, put people over profit.

“We were judged on how our day-to-day operations create positive impacts for our people, our community, and the environment, and what our business is doing to make a positive social impact in the wider world.

“The accreditation shows that we’re using our business as a force for good, and that we are focused on driving positive change through how we work every day. We may be the first consulting firm of our kind to achieve this prestigious recognition, but we won’t be resting on our laurels. We have big plans for how we can continue to improve and expand our positive impact every day.”

Since it was founded in 2014, Connect Three has supported more than 800 businesses from across Scotland and farther afield in North America, Europe, and Asia. Big-name clients at the firm, which has offices in Glasgow and London, include Sky, Scotrail, Merck, Border Biscuits, Cala Homes and Scottish Enterprise.