Speaker Olivia MUIRU
As the founder of B Lab East Africa, Olivia MUIRU has been working on supporting CSR companies and building a community of B-Corporations in the region. In 2018, she was in the Top 40 Under 40 Women in Business in Kenya.
Olivia MUIRU is the founder of B Lab East Africa. In this capacity, she has worked on building a community of certified B-Corps in the region and supporting companies to measure and manage impact. The hub has certified 25 B-Corps and supported over 600 companies to measure and manage impact. Prior to this, Olivia MUIRU worked at B Lab Global for six years holding many key roles, and before joining B Lab Global, she worked at Microfinanza Rating (MFR), measuring the impact of microfinance institutions in serving vulnerable populations in Sub-Saharan Africa. She was recognized in 2017 as an Emerging Leader by Skoll Foundation and in 2018, she was in the Top 40 Under 40 Women in Business in Kenya.
B Lab East Africa
B Lab East Africa is a nonprofit organization that serves a global movement of people using business as a force for good. B Lab’s vision is that one day all companies will compete to be Best for the World, and as a result society will enjoy a more shared and durable prosperity. B Lab implements its work through four complementary initiatives:
- building a community of leaders, certified B-Corporations;
- helping all companies to measure and manage their impact on the people, communities and ecosystems they touch;
- creating an enabling policy and legal environment for mission-driven companies and their investors;
- including the development of a new corporate form (the benefit corporation) that removes impediments to creating social benefit alongside shareholder value.
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