Achieving B Corps certification

15 September 2023

It’s official. The Gate is now a certified B Corps company. That means we’ve met stringently high standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability.

It means that we’ve proved that we are doing our best to balance “purpose and profit”. The MSQ group decided to try and become a B Corps organisation because we are perplexed like everyone at the imminent demise of the planet, and we believe that Governments and charities alone can’t save it. Business – we – need to take responsibility too, and so by becoming B Corps we’ve joined a global movement helping to drive business as a force for good.

Two years ago, we were already a Carbon Negative business but have been keen to ensure that purpose remains at the heart of what we do, and not just commercial interests. With B Corps it means we can honestly say that we now stand for sustainability. It’s a message to our clients, colleagues and the general public that we are committed to act responsibly, and recognise the interdependence that exists between us and other firms like ours who have also pledged to help build a sustainable economy. And hopefully it will mean that others like us follow suit.