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Noodle Earns Prestigious B Corp™ Certification

Nation’s leading online education network meets highest standards of corporate transparency and accountability

Noodle, which helps dozens of top US universities build and grow their online and hybrid learning programs, has earned B Corp™ Certification, announced CEO John Katzman. The rigorous certification process recognizes for-profit companies who utilize business as a force for good through exacting standards for social and environmental performance. Noodle joins over 4,000 certified B Corps™ to date, from more than 60,000 applicants across 150 different industries and 74 countries, with one unifying goal: to redefine success in business.

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“Finding a path that benefits students, universities, employees, and investors has allowed Noodle to launch more online programs with elite schools than all its competitors combined for two years now,” says Noodle CEO John Katzman. “Our mission to lower the cost of higher education represents a powerful force for good in our communities and reaffirms our commitment to the environment and to society. Our B Corp™ Certification is a means to demonstrate those actions.”

“This represents a major landmark in our journey to help colleges and universities attain economic and social sustainability,” says Noodle President/COO Keri Hoyt. “Our B Corp™ assessment provides a roadmap of opportunities; it aligns with Noodle’s vision to conduct our business with the greater good of society in the forefront coupled with our commitment to make education more affordable.”

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Noodle completed a meticulous application process conducted by B Lab, the governing body of B Corp™ which examined 170+ factors, reviewing Noodle’s customers and vendors, its record of inclusion, community involvement, corporate governance, and environmental impact, among others. Key elements such as average employee tenure, charitable giving, energy savings plan, recycling policies, employee volunteer service and employee upward mobility are also analyzed. Noodle will hold B Corps™ certification for three years before submitting to a renewal process.

“With our B Corp™ Certification, we join a highly esteemed network of like-minded companies who use business as a force for good in their communities,” says Noodle CFO Meredith Ruble. “We are proud to join other for-profit companies who utilize the power of more conscious decision-making to serve the well-being of our partners. We welcome 3rd party oversight to ensure we deliver on our promise.”

“Noodle’s B Corp™ Certification reflects our mission to build and grow innovative, excellent online and agile programs,” says Noodle Chief Strategy Officer Lee Bradshaw. “Our experts, technology, and resources serve to help faculty create superb learning experiences that attract and graduate large numbers of students. By finding excellence in scale and efficiency, Noodle lowers the cost of higher education, thus providing a powerful tool for social mobility in the community.”

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