Council Fire Once Again Honored as Best for The World Corporation

Creating Positive Impact for Workers, Environment and Community 

June 12, 2018, Annapolis, MD

Following an independent, comprehensive assessment administered by the nonprofit B Lab, Council Fire has been recognized – for the fifth consecutive year – for creating extraordinary positive impact.  

The company is again included in the Best for The World Overall and Best for The World Workers lists, which celebrate businesses that earned scores in the top 10 percent of more than 2,500 Certified B Corporations across all categories on the B Impact Assessment. The assessment measures a company's positive impact on its workers, community, customers and the environment.

“We are honored to be recognized as a ‘Best for the World’ B Corporation by B Lab for the fifth consecutive year,” said George Chmael II, CEO of Council Fire. “The award is a testament to the commitment and passion of the growing Council Fire team, and for the phenomenal impact that we make in helping other purpose-driven organizations thrive by creating lasting economic, social and environmental value, and doing so at scale.”

“With the rise of anger at a system that feels rigged, people are hungry for companies like Council Fire, who are changing the system by building businesses that seek to create the greatest positive impact,” said Jay Coen Gilbert, co-founder of B Lab. 

About the Awards

“Best for The World” is the only list of businesses that uses comprehensive, comparable, third-party-validated data about a company’s social, economic and environmental performance. 

Today there are more than 2,500 Certified B Corporations across more than 150 industries and 50 countries, unified by one common goal: to redefine success in business. 

The 2018 Best for The World Honorees are plainly demonstrating how business can be used as a force for good and include game-changing companies such as: Patagonia, King Arthur Flour Company, Seventh Generation, and Green Mountain Power, as well as several local B Corps such as City First Bank, Laureate Education, Raffa P.C., Roundpeg, Shifting Patterns and Vita Global. Fifty-two countries are represented, including Denmark, India, South Africa and Taiwan. The selection criteria for Best for the World honorees are available at

The full B Impact Assessment evaluates a company’s environmental performance, employee relationships, diversity, involvement in the local community, the impact a company’s product or service has on those it serves, and more. Any company can measure and manage its performance at

About Council Fire

Council Fire is a global management consultancy that helps organizations prosper by creating lasting environmental, social and economic value. Our expertise spans a wide array of industries and market sectors, particularly in the areas of natural resource management, energy infrastructure and development, water management, and transportation systems.

We utilize a highly innovative, integrated and collaborative approach to create customized strategies informed by insightful data-driven analysis, implement innovative and effective stakeholder engagement plans, craft communications that compel key audiences and transform behaviors, and leverage a system of continuous learning and adaptation that enables lasting organizational success.

Our history is steeped in helping organizations across the world successfully operationalize sustainability, and our multiple “Best for the World” awards quantify our broad successes and deep impacts.  

About B Lab

B Lab is a nonprofit organization that serves a global movement of people using business as a force for good.  Its vision is that one day all companies will compete not only to be the best in the world, but the best for the world and society will enjoy prosperity for all for the long term.  
B Lab drives this systemic change by: 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 benefit corporation legislation to give business leaders the freedom to create value for society as well as shareholders; 3) helping businesses measure, compare and improve their social and environmental performance with the free B Impact Assessment; 4) driving capital to impact investments through use of its B Analytics and GIIRS Ratings platform.

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George Chmael