Ramp Communications Inc. earns B Corporation Certification for its social profit focus

TORONTO, Nov. 30, 2016 /CNW/ - Ramp Communications Inc. (Ramp), a Toronto-based marketing agency with clients in the non-profit, healthcare, education and mental health sectors recently announced its B Corporation certification. B Corporations are forward-thinking companies that commit to high standards of transparency and accountability while using the power of business to create legitimate social and environmental benefits. Ramp joins over 1,800 Certified B Corporations from more than 120 industries in 50 countries with one unifying goal – to redefine success in business.

"Building a 'force for good' business has always been a priority for us," says Ramp president Shelley Mayer. "We're so pleased that becoming a Certified B Corporation provides a framework to help us do that. Our hard work has paid off with this achievement."

Ramp was the first organization to partner with Ryerson University's Corporate Social Responsibility Student Association and Toronto's MaRs Discovery District in a pilot project to help brands become Certified B Corporations. Ramp worked with Ryerson student and B Impact consultant Alex Burke to complete its assessment. "I believe that working with Ramp helped Alex understand the certification process, allowing her to develop the tools necessary to assist other organizations," said Kaitlyn O'Neill, president of the student association. "We hope that our work with Ramp inspires other organizations to join the B Corporation movement and make the world a better place."

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About Ramp Communications
Ramp is a privately owned, full-service marketing and communications agency that has been operating since 2011, specializing in the social-profit sector. Visit www.ramped.ca for more information.

About B Corp
Certified B Corporations meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, legally expand their corporate responsibilities to include consideration of stakeholder interests, and build collective voice through the power of the unifying B Corporation brand. As of June 2014, there are more than 1,000 Certified B Corporations from over 60 industries and 34 countries, representing a diverse multi-billion dollar marketplace.

About B Lab
B Lab is a nonprofit organization that serves a global movement to redefine success in business so that all companies compete not only to be the best in the world, but the best for the world. B Lab drives this systemic change through a number of interrelated initiative: 1) building a community of Certified B Corporations to make it easier for all of us to tell the difference between "good companies" and good marketing; 2) passing legislation to accelerate growth of social entrepreneurship and impact investing (24 states have already passed benefit corporation legislation); 3) developing B Analytics, a customizable platform for measuring, benchmarking, and reporting on impact 4) providing free, powerful tools for businesses to measure, compare and improve their social and environmental performance (more than 15,000 businesses use B Lab's free B Impact Assessment). For more information, visit http://www.bcorporation.net, http://www.banalytics.net and www.benefitcorp.net.

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For further information: Media Contact: Shelley Mayer, President, Phone: 416.778.7770 x 240, Email: shelley@ramped.ca

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