Jay Coen Gilbert

Co-Founder, B Lab

Skoll Awardee


Jay Coen Gilbert is one of the co-founders of B Lab. B Lab is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building a new sector of the economy that uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B Lab drives systemic change through three interrelated initiatives: 1) building a community of Certified B Corporations to make it easier for all of us to tell the difference between “good companies” and just good marketing; 2) driving capital to impact investments through use of GIIRS Ratings and Analytics; and 3) advancing supportive public policies to accelerate growth of social entrepreneurship and impact investing.

Prior to B Lab, despite having no game, Jay co-founded and sold AND 1, a $250M basketball footwear and apparel company based outside Philadelphia. Jay is a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a Board member of Investors’ Circle and Social Venture Network, leading national networks of social entrepreneurs and early stage social investors.