Bart Houlahan

Co-Founder, B Lab

Skoll Awardee


Bart Houlahan co-founded B Lab, a nonprofit organization dedicated to using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B Lab drives systemic change through three initiatives: 1) Certified B Corporations: a corporate certification for sustainable businesses and social enterprises that meet higher standards of social and environmental performance and legal accountability; 2) B Analytics: a ratings platform that drives capital to impact investments by assessing the social and environmental performance of companies and funds; and 3) Benefit Corporations: a new corporate form that changes corporate fiduciary duty, permitting companies to create shareholder value and social value. Prior to B Lab, Bart was President of AND 1, a $250 MM basketball footwear and apparel company. Bart is a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and an Advisory Board Member of the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) at the Fuqua School of Business.