International EdTech company Studee are proud to announce their certification as a B Corporation (B Corp). They are leading the way in the International Education space as one of the first companies to become B Certified.
They join a growing group of companies reinventing business by pursuing purpose as well as profit. Studee has been certified by B Lab, the not-for-profit behind the B Corp movement as having met rigorous social and environmental standards, which represent its commitment to goals outside of profit.
Studee is on a mission to help international students maximise their education and life opportunities by taking them on an effortless journey to study abroad from aspiration to enrolment while positively impacting our planet.
Some of Studee’s key giving back initiatives include their:
- Trees for Degrees project (planting trees for every student we enrol to compensate for air travel)
- Scholarships for students that need help
- Volunteer program to help the community
- Carbon neutral company – with the aim of becoming carbon negative
They are now part of a community of 4,600 businesses globally that have been certified as B Corps. The B Corp community in the UK, representing a broad cross-section of industries and sizes, comprises over 600 companies and include well-known brands such as The Guardian, innocent, Patagonia, The Body Shop and organic food pioneers Abel & Cole.
The environmental impact of studying abroad is a widely ignored issue in the industry, (emissions from aviation are a significant contributor to climate change and international students take on average 2 return flights a year) making Studee’s B Corp certification a notable step and signals a shift towards greater accountability and transparency in the sector.
Some of the benefits of Studee becoming a B Corp:
- They can offer a sustainable and ethical service to universities to complement their sustainability strategies and goals
- Shows the high standards and values that are so important to Studee
- Gives students the opportunity to study abroad while minimizing the environmental impact on the planet
Chris Morling, CEO of Studee comments:
“We’re incredibly proud to be leading the way in the international education sector by achieving B Corp Certification. It shows the incredible commitment of our team to do business more sustainably and we’re excited to work alongside other like-minded businesses.
“We created Studee to make finding a university abroad simple and deeply personalised while not negatively impacting the environment and focusing on goals that reach beyond our profits. Integrity forms the backbone of everything that we do at Studee and we hope our service can provide the opportunity for universities to recruit students ethically and sustainably and for students to study abroad while minimising their environmental impact.
“We believe education is the most powerful way to positively change the world. We hope our B Corp certification will signal an important change within the industry and inspire others to prioritise the planet over profit. We know there’s still work to be done and will constantly be reviewing our practices to make sure we continue to do business in a way that benefits people, communities and the planet.”
Chris Turner, Executive Director of B Lab UK, says:
“We are delighted to welcome Studee to the B Corp community. This is a movement of companies who are committed to changing how business operates and believe business really can be a force for good. We know that Studee are going to be a fantastic addition to the community and will continue driving the conversation forward”.
“We are pleased to have B Corps of all shapes and sizes as part of our community – from startups to multinationals and across many different industries. Business is a powerful force and B Corps demonstrate that you can do good in any sector. Welcoming Studee is an exciting moment because they have an opportunity to lead the way within the international education industry. We and the rest of the B Corp community are really pleased to support Studee in paving the way for a new way of doing things”.