From 2014 I’ve worked with The B Team – a partnership between progressive business and civic leaders to shift how business operates – to develop an initiative focused on increasing the accountability and transparency of business and governments to citizens.
The initiative has four strands: ending anonymous companies, accelerating open contracting, promoting responsible tax practice, and supporting civic rights.
By building new coalitions between business and civil society we’ve contributed to influencing reforms on company ownership transparency at the G20 and EU, built new partnerships to bring the private sector into the open contracting field, developed a new bar for responsible tax through dialogue between business and civil society, and helped build a network of companies committed to supporting civic rights.
This has required building trust with and between unlikely partners through dialogue, joint work, demonstrating progress and a willingness to have robust and challenging discussions.
You should be very proud of the awesome team that you have built and all the leadership, impact and inspiration that the B Team has given everyone working in this space. – Gavin Hayman, Executive Director, Open Contracting Partnership