The Well-being Corporation: Introduction

In this series of podcasts, author and economist Mark Anielski, explores how well-being is being integrated into the business world, government policy analysis, banking, impact investment, First Nations self-determination and in our personal lives. This first in a series of podcasts on well-being and business explores the notion of a Well-being Corporation. Today we see the emergence of new business enterprises like the B-Corp. that is oriented legally towards being better environmental stewards in the world. The B Lab certification is a third party standard requiring companies to meet social sustainability and environmental performance standards, meet accountability standards, and to be transparent to the public according to the score they receive on the assessment. I believe a new standard will emerge that I call the Well-being Corp. where businesses will hard-wire ‘well-being’ impacts into the ‘best interests’ section of their incorporation documents and hold themselves accountable for the net impact on the well-being of their business operations on employees, customers, communities and the natural environment.

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