As COVID-19 continues to challenge our economy, infrastructure, routines, and the health and financial security of ourselves and our loved ones, we’re reminded that our work toward an inclusive, equitable, and regenerative economic system for all has never been more important. To help navigate these uncertain times, we’ve compiled a list of resources available to businesses in the U.S. and Canada:?
A group of leaders from the B Corp community have come together to urge U.S. Senators and members of Congress to develop a comprehensive rescue package that will save jobs and revive main street. If you're interested in engaging with your fellow B Corps on this effort, you can read, sign and share the letter at Change.org, a fellow B Corp.
Also check out?Binterdependent.org, an?initiative from B Lab Global to support businesses around the world by offering relevant and essential resources including COVID-19 resources for business impact.?
Is your business experiencing financial disruption due to the COVID-19 outbreak? Find resources to build organizational resiliency, navigate federal programs, access sources of capital, and manage cash flow here and in B Hive Financial Resilience Group.
Searchable dashboard to connect businesses to sources of capital.
Best practices intended to educate?entrepreneurs on business resilience.
New interest-free loans and other access for Small-to-medium sized enterprises.
Guidance on new interest-free loan programs and additional measures for businesses.
Economic Impact Payment and tax relief for U.S. taxpayers and businesses.
Lenders from the B Corp community lead a webinar on how to navigate the CARES Act.
Resources to help businesses manage cash flow during COVID-19.
Insights on responding to volatility and building enterprise resilience.
Small business guidance and loan resources.?Applications for the Paycheck Protection Program are now open.?
COVID-19 resource page for Canadian businesses and employees.
A flowchart explaining how small businesses can access economic relief in the CARES Act.
For more resources related to financial resilience, please visit this page below.
Is your business facing layoffs, seeking new employees, or adjusting to a remote work environment? Find resources for navigating new working norms and impacts to your workforce here:?
Federal resources, state resources, and tools for remote working to support employers.?
A resource for B Corps looking to hire employees to meet overwhelming demand and for impacted workers to find career opportunities.?
Disaster unemployment assistance for impacted workers.?
Employer best practices and policies to support workers during the?pandemic.
HR and workforce management tools to support employers.?
Immediate individual help for employees experiencing job loss.
See up-to-date resources being shared by the Government.?
Database of free and reduced cost programs for workers and families, such as food assistance and help paying bills.
For more resources related to worker resilience, please visit this page below.
From our Partners
Additional helpful resource collections from our friends and partners.?
Four?must-haves when donating a portion of sales to COVID-19 relief efforts.
Free virtual conference March 30th - May 1st.
Principles to guide corporate response.
Action Guide to rise above workplace challenges.
Aggregated resources to support entrepreneurs.
An entrepreneur’s guide to stimulus money, tax breaks, and legal tips to survive and thrive during the pandemic.
Justice, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion
Resources from racial equity and social justice leaders on COVID-19 impacts and response.
Recommendations to address the immediate needs of those who are most vulnerable.
Guidance on racial, economic, and health equity considerations.?
A guide to centering equity in your decision making.
Resources for impacts on criminal and immigrant detention systems.
A B The Change contributed article?by Tiffany Jana on our chance to realign our values, systems, and perspectives with the diverse communities we serve.
For more resources related to justice, equity, diversity & inclusion, please visit this page below.
Have resources that should be included in our Resource Center? Please share in the B Hive. All?employees of Certified B Corps can?login here.
Join a virtual Event or B Hive group.?Are you a B Corp who wants to connect directly with B Lab US/Can? Please use this link to schedule B Corp Office Hours with one of our team members.
Webinar: CARES Act
Hear directly from B Corp lenders and lawyer Tricia Dunlap as they offer their guidance and answer questions about the CARES Act.
B Hive Group: Healthcare PPE & Equipment?
Connect here to find resources and list your company if you are able to supply.
B Hive Group: COVID-19 Support Group
A central hub for B Corps to connect and share needs, offerings, and stories.
B Hive Group: Financial Resilience
A place to discuss their top financial assistance needs, resources that are available, find experts in the community, and consolidate a task force
From B Lab and the community of B Corps, B The Change, is gathering stories of how people and businesses are contributing to community resilience amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
10 Ways for Individuals to Take Action During the COVID-19 Crisis
Many of us are asking ourselves the same question: What can we do? Here are 10 ways we can all get involved right now.?
Lending a (Clean) Hand During the COVID-19 Crisis
B Corp Dr. Bronner’s maintains a strong focus on employees, customers and?the environment amid market Demands.
You Are Not Alone: Interdependent Leadership in the Time of COVID-19
The B Corp community stands together to weather the storm and build a brighter economic future.?
Suddenly Separate: Keeping Your Team Connected and Mission-Driven While Apart
As stay-at-home orders and social distancing guidelines have most people working from home, in-person gatherings are replaced by online meetings, emails and text chats.
B Corp Recertification Extension
We recognize that your business, teams, and priorities may be severely impacted by COVID-19. For B Corps due to recertify in 2020, B Lab is offering a six-month grace period to allow extra time and flexibility for your company’s most pressing needs. We also welcome you to continue on your original timeline if you prefer, as our team is still actively recertifying companies.?
If you’re not sure when your recertification due date is, log in to your B Impact Assessment and find it at the top of your Dashboard. As of April 1, your new recertification date reflects this extended timeline. Please note that your B Corp Certification fee is managed separately to your recertification. If you have any questions on your certification fees, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This #BCorpMonth, we stand together with our community. Looking forward, we will seek innovative solutions, share personal stories, mobilize collective action, and empathize in the shared unknown. Together, we are resilient. . . . #BCorp #Resilience #StrongerTogether #Community #ForceForGood #VoteEveryDay #choosetoB