Co-Founder, B Lab, USA

Bart Houlahan, along with his partners, Jay Coen Gilbert and Andrew Kassoy, co-founded B Lab in 2006.  B Lab is a non-profit organization serving a movement of people using business as a force for good.  B Lab is redefining success in business by shining a light on leaders through a corporate certification (2600+ Certified B Corporations in 50 countries), and then providing easy pathways for others to follow.  B Lab encourages all companies to measure and manage their social and environmental impact using the B Impact Assessment (80,000+ companies engaged). And it creates opportunities for companies to align their mission with their governance (Benefit Corporation legislation passed in 37 states and in process in 11 countries). Prior to B Lab, Bart was President of AND 1, a $250 MM basketball footwear and apparel company.  Bart is a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute; a recipient of both the 2014 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship and the 2015 John P. McNulty Prize; and an advisory board member of the Duke University Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE), the Wharton Impact Investing Initiative, and the G8 Impact Measurement Working Group.