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PlaceSpeak recognized as a 2022 Best For The World™ for exceptional impact in Governance


Vancouver, B.C. July 13, 2022 — PlaceSpeak, a location-based public engagement platform, has been named a 2022 Best for the World™ B Corp™ in recognition of its exceptional positive impact in the Governance impact area.  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.

PlaceSpeak earned this honor because its pioneering civic network strengthens public trust and ultimately builds stronger communities. PlaceSpeak’s high-level vision reflects its founding commitment to democratic principles including popular control, transparency and accountability.  PlaceSpeak – Certified B Corporation – B Lab Global 

“PlaceSpeak’s citizen-centric model puts people at the heart of the process. Our civic network makes it easy for people to stay informed and have a say on local issues, while ensuring that individual privacy is protected”, said President Gordon Hardwick. 

Founder and CEO, Colleen Hardwick added, “In this digital day and age, when public trust in government has dropped to historical lows, it is essential that we make it real online. When governments engage in legitimate, verifiable and authenticated public consultation, public trust is enhanced. Plus, we can do without the bots and trolls.”

Every year, Best for the World recognizes the top-performing B Corps creating the greatest positive impact through their businesses. More than a badge of honor, Best for the World provides an opportunity for recognized companies to share knowledge, learnings, and best practices with the B Corp community and businesses outside of the community to encourage innovation and transformation across the business sector. The full lists are available at bcorporation.net.

“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. “While no company is perfect and even the best companies can and should continue to strive to improve, the B Corps recognized as Best for the World can provide us all — standards setters, B Corps, non B Corps, and sustainability advocates — with inspiration on what true leadership in business can look like to make progress on addressing our current global challenges.”

About PlaceSpeak: PlaceSpeak is a location-based engagement platform. Its mission is to authenticate the online consultation process in an open, accessible, transparent, verifiable and defensible manner. Our unique geo-verification technology connects participants’ digital identity to their physical location, ensuring that the feedback collected can legitimately be used for evidence-based decision-making. PlaceSpeak provides policy-makers with the confidence that the feedback collected is coming from real, relevant people – not bots or trolls. To learn more, visit www.placespeak.com 

PlaceSpeak Contacts:   

Colleen Hardwick, CEO
[email protected]778-999-7677
Gordon Hardwick, President
[email protected] (604) 250-4342

About B Lab: B Lab is transforming the global economy to benefit all people, communities, and the planet. A leader in economic systems change, our global network creates standards, policies, tools, and programs for business, and we certify companies — known as B Corps — who are leading the way. To date, our community includes 400,000 workers in over 5,000 B Corps across 80 countries and 155 industries, and more than 200,000 companies manage their impact with the B Impact Assessment and the SDG Action Manager. B Lab has created and led efforts to pass over 50 corporate statutes globally that enable stakeholder governance, with over 10,000 companies using the legal framework. To learn more and join the movement, visit www.bcorporation.net.

B Lab Contact: [email protected]


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