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FJCU collaborates with B Lab Taiwan to found the first B Corp Program in the Asia-Pacific region 2021

International Federation of Catholic Universities (FIUC)

In January 2018, the B Academy was founded at Fu Jen to expose both the public and students to both B corporations and responsible business principles. Since then, both B Academy and B Lab Taiwan have jointly and mutually supported each other. And since then, New Taipei City’s Fu Jen Catholic University has collaborated with B Lab Taiwan on relevant curricula developments. In the Asia-Pacific region, Fu Jen founded the first higher education linked B Corp program. From this program so far, twenty-three students have graduated. In this program, students need to complete two compulsory classes (CSR & Sustainability; Topics in Social Entrepreneurship). Such two classes are coupled with choosing a company of the students’ choice to complete a B Impact Assessment to help set both short and mid-term goals (i.e. experiential learning).