Green Elephant Show
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B Corp Month 2021 Interview - Martin Bunch from Bates Wells

Hello and welcome to our special series of Green Elephant interviews during March 2021, supporting the annual B Corps month.

B Corporations, or B Corps for short, are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose

Throughout March, we are chatting with key people in companies which have chosen to certify as B Corps and become a Force for Good.

01:20 Interview with Martin Bunch from Bates Wells

  • 01:35 Can you make an ethical company more ethical?
  • 02:45 Why do lawyers get a bad rap?
  • 04:35 Is it harder for a law firm to become a B Corp
  • 05:18 Profit with purpose?
  • 05:40 Sustainability is not just renewable energy…
  • 06:45 UBER appeal court ruling
  • 08:12 Types of people in employment terms…
  • 08:54 The Gig Economy…
  • 09:38 The B Corps Better Business Act Campaign
  • 12:22 Building Back Better…
  • 13:40 Sharing with others in the community… Parlex Group
  • 15:10 Why choose B Corps as a certification?
  • 17:50 Profit focus 
  • 18:10 B Corps – a marketing stunt?
  • 20:00 The COVID lockdown effect
  • 21:33 Employment Law is good but complex
  • 23:13 Fuddy-duddy alert!
  • 24:24 Escape the City
  • 25:30 Value of being a B Corp
  • 27:28 An employee forum and the dress code

28:54 Action

  • Live more generously and show kindness
  • Provide, or contribute to a Free Library 

31:05 Recommendation

  • Andrew Marr – History of Modern Britain

34:10 Fact or Fake


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We really hope that you’ve found this special B Corp Month episode both informative and entertaining. Make sure you don’t miss any of the 31 interviews with B Corporations who are striving to be a Force for Good.