Global City Futures achieves B Corp Certification - Business Leader News

Global City Futures achieves B Corp Certification

An Exeter consultancy has become the latest company to be awarded the coveted B Corp certification for their high standard of social and environmental performance, as well as stakeholder accountability and transparency.

Global City Futures, the growing consultancy known for building business cases for the public sector that meet their climate and social targets, has shown that its own working operational standards put people and planet before profit.

Elaine Anning, Operations Director, said: “We really welcome this accolade, and feel that it embodies so much of what we wanted to bring to Global City Futures. The process of certification, while rigorous, is so beneficial – the team has really had a chance to question and set out our values, and to look at our achievements. B Lab wants to make a change to the current economic system, we believe in that and want to be part of the change.”

    Global City Futures was established in 2017, being founded on the principle that cities can grow sustainably and be healthy for their inhabitants when the right values are applied. The consultancy has worked extensively across the UK on projects with local authorities, NHS Trusts and the private sector to introduce new economic models with end results such as sustainable housing, decarbonised energy, sustainable infrastructure or more efficient health and social care.

    This year Roli Martin, Managing Director co-authored a white paper that calls for high-quality homes for NHS workers, to which he gave his expertise, and made public an innovative financial model to enable development. This has resulted in a government task force that is now piloting housing that will help to retain staff within the NHS.

    Roli commented: “This is a significant achievement for the team, and absolutely well-deserved. It is excellent to show that a small company can grow and thrive while

    putting principles before turnover. B Corp certification truly reflects the dedication to our core values.”