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Raji Jayasinghe - Feb 5, 2020

Ubiquity was just certified by B-Corp. Here’s why that is important

Ubiquity was recently B-Corp certified and we are very proud of that achievement.

As you may already know, Ubiquity’s mission is to make a positive impact in the world. In keeping with that philosophy, it is very important to us that our programs, whatever they are and wherever they manifest, are successful at balancing business operations with sustainable consumption of the earth’s resources.

With this certification, Ubiquity joins a cohort of more than 2600 companies across 60 countries that are proud of their work and their positive impact on the environment. Our certification was granted after we were assessed across four categories - Governance, Workers, Community and Environment - and our certification represents the highest standard in social responsible business.

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So who is B-Corps and what really goes into this certification?

The B-Corps movement was formed in the United States in 2006. It’s non-profit arm, B-Lab, certifies for-profit companies that voluntarily agree to meet rigorous standards of social, environmental performance, accountability and transparency. The B-Corps certification is also unique in that it provided an assessment of a company’s current impact - this is different from other certifications that may only assess the frameworks a company has put in place but stop short of assessing actual impact. It is also one of the few certifications that isn’t just for a product and service but for the entire business as a whole.

By joining the B-Corps family, Ubiquity is proud to have reasserted and consolidated its commitment to being not only the best in the world but the best for the world.

Written by Raji Jayasinghe

Rajinda has over 10 years of experience in the international development, education and startup space. After graduating from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School in 2003, and receiving his Masters Degree from Johns Hopkins’ School for International Studies (SAIS) in 2006, Raji went on to direct country programs for Relief International. He immersed himself in this work during Sri Lanka’s post-Tsunami era and continued to contribute during the climax and aftermath of Sri Lanka’s civil war. Raji then went on to pursue an MBA at the National University of Singapore, following which he took on a role as CEO at Knowledge City (a Sri Lankan organization specializing in IT and English education) before moving on to start his own company in the fintech space in Singapore.