What Is a Certified B Corp?
These days, it can seem as if the problems of the world are too large to handle. But what if all we need to do is put more effort into creating change? At Walden University, the entire institution is committed to that effort. Not only does the university have a strong mission of social change but, unlike most colleges and universities, it’s also a Certified B Corporation (B Corp).
What Is a Certified B Corp?
B Corp stands for benefit corporation, and not just any organization can become one. To qualify for B Corp status, Walden had to complete a certification process conducted by U.S.-based nonprofit B Lab. This process required Walden to meet rigorous standards for environment sustainability, social change, accountability, and transparency. And meeting these standards once is not enough.
As a B Corp, Walden’s entire operational model is designed to be truly beneficial to the wider world. In fact, the university must provide benefit reporting to shareholders, who hold the institution accountable for how successfully it benefits the greater good. By operating as a B Corp, Walden is furthering its more than 45-year commitment to social change and joining the growing movement of organizations that aren’t merely advocating for positive change but are doing the day-to-day work to bring it about.
What Is Walden Committed To?
As an accredited university, Walden is committed to providing a high-quality education to all its students. As a B Corp—and as a believer in the values of social change—Walden is also committed to a series of principles that are in line with the Certified B Corporation Declaration of Interdependence. In its own words, the university believes:
- That we must be the change we seek in the world.
- That all business ought to be conducted as if people and place mattered.
- That, through their products, practices, and profits, businesses should aspire to do no harm and benefit all.
- To do so requires that we act with the understanding that we are dependent upon one another and thus responsible for one another and future generations.
How Does Walden’s B Corp Status Affect Students?
First and foremost, Walden’s B Corp status lets students know that they are attending a university that is truly committed to empowering its students to positively impact their communities. When you earn a degree from Walden—whether you earn a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree, or a certificate—you can gain the leadership skills and understanding of the world you’ll need to make a real difference. In this way, Walden is particularly good for anyone who not only wishes to improve their career but wants to improve the lives of others as well.
What Other Benefits Does Walden Offer?
In addition to its commitment to positive change, Walden offers a number of other key benefits, from a strong career planning and development center to wide-ranging student support services. But one of Walden’s most significant benefits is its online learning format. By providing students with the opportunity to earn a degree online, Walden opens up educational opportunities to many who might not otherwise be able to complete a degree program.
Whether enrolled in one of Walden’s online bachelor’s degree programs, online master’s degree programs, online PhD programs, or online certificate programs, you don’t have to live anywhere near a campus to attend class and complete coursework. In fact, you don’t even have to leave home. That’s because online degree programs let you earn your degree from anywhere you have internet access. On top of that, you can attend your online classes at whatever time of day works best for your schedule, which can allow you to work full time while enrolled in school.
If you want to earn a degree that can help you advance your career and change the world in the process, the online education opportunities at Walden University could be the perfect answer.
Walden University is an accredited institution offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs, as well as certificate programs, online. Expand your career options and earn your degree using a convenient, flexible learning platform that fits your busy life.
Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, www.hlcommission.org.
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