Small to medium sized businesses (SMEs) are critical contributors to Melbourne’s economy, but are also highly vulnerable to acute shocks and chronic stresses.

We are proud to partner with B Lab Australia & New Zealand and leading universities in Melbourne on a new approach to help Melbourne’s SMEs gain a better understanding of their business risks and opportunities, including the type of business they want to become.

In September 2017 we ran a new program where participating SMEs were paired with high performing university students to undertake B Lab’s ‘B Impact Assessment.’ This assessment helps SMEs develop improved management plans and be better prepared for all types of challenges and opportunities in a world of rapid change.

Expressions of interest for the pilot project have now closed. We anticipate that this project will run again in early 2018, follow us on Twitter or watch this space for updates. 

Information for SMEs


  • Australian B Corporations

    182 ‘B Corporations’ in Australia contribute to over $1billion in annual revenue to the national economy and employ more than 4,000 people.

  • Victorian B Corporations

    96 ‘B Corporations’ in Victoria with a collective annual turnover of over $275+ million, employ over 1,000 people.

  • Snapshot of certified companies

    Of the certified ‘B corporations’ in Australia, 50% are professional services, 20% are consumer goods, 15% are financial services and 15% are other services



Information for students

Students

Read the Student Handbook


Contact us

If you require further information or have any questions about the pilot program, please contact Shane Gladigau via email shane.gladigau@delwp.vic.gov.au or call 03 9948 8565 or 0425 724 822.

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