The founders of CapEQ have a fundamental belief that businesses do not exist in a social and moral vacuum but should create value for employees, the local community and the environment as well as for the owners, shareholders and investors. This entails a different governance philosophy, charter and operational model than a traditional shareholder-driven organisation.
Our core beliefs can be found in our manifesto here which very closely mirror those of the B Corporation.
These beliefs are expressed succinctly, by B Corporation, as:
"We envision a global economy that uses business as a force for good.
This economy is comprised of a new type of corporation - the B Corporation -
Which is purpose-driven and creates benefit for all stakeholders, not just shareholders.
As B Corporations and leaders of this emerging economy, we believe:
We are pleased and proud to be certified as a B Corporation (pending) and to promote these ideals.
Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. B Corps are accelerating a global culture shift to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.
Society’s most challenging problems cannot be solved by government and nonprofits alone. The B Corp community works toward reduced inequality, lower levels of poverty, a healthier environment, stronger communities, and the creation of more high-quality jobs with dignity and purpose.
By harnessing the power of business, B Corps use profits and growth as a means to a greater end: positive impact for their employees, communities, and the environment.
B Corps form a community of leaders and drive a global movement of people using business as a force for good. The values and aspirations of the B Corp community are embedded in the B Corp Declaration of Interdependence.