By now, you surely know that Untours is a very proud founding B Corp, putting its value of people and planet into action, and meeting B Lab’s rigorous standards to prove we are living our values. What you may not know is that Untours was the first certified B Corp, and that our founder, Hal Taussig, met with one of the founders of the B Corp movement early on, and helped him solidify his vision and move it into action.
To honor Hal and acknowledge some of the best and brightest progressive businesses, B Lab awards the Hal Taussig Award each year at their annual retreat.
This year’s winner is a true inspiration: Roshan, a telecom company committed to bettering the lives of their customers, not just in communications, but in many other realms. The theme of this year’s conference was interdependence, and founder Shainoor Khoja spoke eloquently about their work and the community support that works both ways in times of crisis.
Here is the amazing speech she gave at the conference in Toronto in October of 2017.
We are inspired by Shainoor’s strength and by the good work and resilience of the people of Roshan, and we know our founder would heartily approve.