How B Lab defines marginalized ownership types.


Black Owned
Over 50% owned by a person or persons who identifies as Black, African, African American or is as member of the African diaspora
Employee Owned
Over 50% owned by employees. Co-operatives are independent enterprises, promoted, owned and democratically governed by a group of members who have freely joined together to address a specific need or problem, and in some cases contribute assets towards addressing that need or problem.
Family Owned
Over 50% owned by persons who are primarily from one family
Immigrant Owned
Over 50% owned by a person or persons living in a country other than that of their birth.
Indigenous Owned
Over 50% owned by a person or persons whose ethnic groups were indigenous to a territory prior to being incorporated into a national state, and who are politically and culturally separate from the majority ethnic identity of the state that they are a part of.
LGBTQ Owned
Over 50% owned by a person or persons who identifies as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Pansexual or any sexual identity outside of the majority hetero-normative)
Minority Owned
Over 50% owned by a person or persons who identifies with a racial group outside of European origin or decent
Person with disability Owned
Over 50% owned by a person or persons who who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity. This includes people who have a record of such an impairment, even if they do not currently have a disability
Veteran Owned
Over 50% owned by a person or persons who has served and is no longer serving in a military.
Women Owned
Over 50% owned by a perons that identifies as women. This includes cis and trans women