Academy Named One of the Top 5% in the world for Exceptional Customer Impact According To the B Lab Network

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  • Posted 27th September

Academy has been recognized as a B Lab 2022 Best For The World™ for exceptional impact on its customers’ impact area on the B Impact Assessment. Academy has been named one of the top 5% worldwide in this category for it’s exceptional positive impact.

– Manchester – The tech training B Corp Academy has been named a 2022 Best for the World™ B Corp™ in recognition of its exceptional positive impact on the customers’ impact area. In its B-Corp certification, Academy reached a score of 116 points in the overall B Impact scorecard Assessment with the average ordinary business score being 50.9.

‘Best for the World’ is a distinction granted by B Lab to Certified B Corporations (B Corps) whose verified B Impact Scores in the five impact areas evaluated in the B Impact Assessment — community, customers, environment, governance, and workers — rank in the top 5% of all B Corps in their corresponding size group.

Academy earned this honor because of initiatives such as leading on diversity and inclusion for individuals who may not otherwise have been a part of the global tech ecosystem. Over the past two years, Academy has been helping diverse individuals reach their full potential by upskilling recent non-tech graduates through a grant-supported, four-month intensive tech training program.

Head of Leadership Natalya Sverjensky at Academy said:

“Although the award goes to Academy in name, in reality this is a shared achievement with our brilliant employer partners, like Faculty, Tracsis, Capital on Tap and Soho House.”

Examples of Scholar Proficiency within Academy


Helping bolster Academy’s credentials in its top 5% B Corp ranking for customer impact, several criteria stand out:

  • Industry-leading diversity – producing tech talent who are 50%+ female, 60%+  from minority ethic groups and 25%+ black. 
  • Merit over means – Academy removes economic barriers to tech through a £3.7k training grant paid to every person we train into tech, with zero tuition fees.
  • Over 100+ technologists trained with the skills needed to build the future, for roles in software engineering, machine learning and data
  • Over 30+ companies powered by Academy talent globally, in cities like Berlin, New York and Oslo.

“This award reflects continued recognition of Academy’s core commitment towards providing equal opportunity and unhampered access to a career in tech. We are completely committed to creating positive and long-lasting change within the tech industry.” – Peter Tratalos Co-Founder of Academy

The award, administered by not-for-profit network B Lab, certifies and mobilises B corps that have high standards, through the rating of positive social and environmental performance as well as accountability and transparency.

Having this B-Corp certification has allowed Academy to share its knowledge, learnings and best practices with the B Corp community towards continuing to lead the charge on innovation and transformation across the tech industry.

Although Academy was formed just over two years ago, its scholars are already creating positive change within big players like the NHS and Sainsbury’s Digital as well as dynamic, global startups and scale-ups like Capital on Tap and Sourceful. 

“Each Best for the World edition is an opportunity to raise the bar for how businesses can and should operate to create real and lasting positive impact for their workers, customers, communities, and the environment,” said Dan Osusky, Head of Standards and Insights at B Lab Global. “[Academy is an] inspiration on what true leadership in business can look like to make progress on addressing our current global challenges.”

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