Julie supports businesses in the UK engaged in the B Corporation certification and re-certification process. As an external consultant, Julie helps businesses align work streams to strengthen their case for becoming a B Corporation. Using the BIA tool also establishes important foundations for young businesses who envision their growth aligned with positive social and environmental impact.
Additionally, Julie helps organisations map their social impact journey, designing strategies to clarify how social impact is achieved, measured and communicated effectively. Julie also works with social investors and Trustees on alignment of expectations for social return. Julie is passionate about women-led initiatives, innovations to broaden children’s attainment in schools and community based projects globally. Originally from New York City, she lived in Israel for a decade and is currently based in London, UK.
I have recently had the absolute pleasure of working with Julie as she guided the board of directors, shareholders and staff through the B-Corp accreditation. The application involved a full and thorough review of internal policies, procurement processes, recruitment, and a restructure of the legal framework of the business. Julie has an extraordinary eye for detail and was instrumental in leading the team to successful accreditation in September 2016. I wholeheartedly recommend Julie to any business directors seeking to further their social and environmental credentials. Thank you Julie!
Inspired Ventures was the first ever company in the UK to engage an impact consultant to apply and achieve for B Corp status (No.99). However, I do not know how we could have done it without Julie Blane, our very own Impact Consultant. She was encouraging, diligent and excellent in carrying us through a rigorous B Corp application process. Saving us time and energy, and helping us shape our intentions to do good in the world into policy and action. If you are thinking of B Corp, do not do it alone. Julie comes highly recommended and a joy to work along side.