In 2013, Corey Lien launched DOMI Earth, an impact innovation company that’s using the tools of business to empower a generation of climate changemakers. Their first mission: to leverage the examples of social movements and exponential technologies to generate rapid, broad-based demand for energy efficiency and renewables. They aim to make saving energy simple and meaningful.
Six months after starting, DOMI was certified as a B Corp, the first in Taiwan to be recognized by the global community of entre- and intrapreneurs working to redefine business success in terms of positive social and environmental impact.
Seeing an opportunity to rally latent energy for impact business around a globally-recognized standard, Corey led a coalition of investors and entrepreneurs to co-found Asia’s first B Lab. The result: Certified B Corporations in Taiwan jumped to 21, the most in the region; centers for research and teaching were established at two universities; and a Best for Taipei award series was launched to recognize impact by mainstream business.
The first two B Corp Asia Annual forums, in 2016 and 2017, have drawn participants from around the world, laying the foundation for a collaborative, international network. There is now a growing group of 78 Certified B Corps across 15 Asian countries.
Before becoming an impact entrepreneur, Corey bought, built, and sold a number of companies in industries ranging from pharmaceuticals to fashion, including one that he took public in under three years. In the process, he gained a wealth of first-hand experience in the limits of shareholder capitalism and developed both the resolve and tools necessary to continue driving business to become a force for good.
07 Jun 2018
Session Description Certified B Corporations are for-profit companies that use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. They are certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.…Read More
04 Jun 2018
Read session notes here. Session Description Asia is considered to be one of the most threatened and vulnerable regions to the impacts of climate change, is possibly the least prepared and least able to cope compared to OECD countries. Yet,…Read More