Social(k) Recognized in First ‘Best for the World’ List of Businesses With Less Than 10 Employees Creating Most Overall Positive Social and Environmental Impact
‘Best for the World’ Businesses Score 50% Higher Than Nearly 2,000 Other Sustainable Businesses in Most Comprehensive Assessment of Overall Corporate Impact
Top Ten Percent Among Certified B Corps With Under 10 Employees
Social(k)has been recognized as ‘Best for the World’ in a list of businesses with less than 10 employees creating the most overall positive social and environmental impact. Social(k) and the other ‘Best for the World’ businesses earned a score in the top 10% of all Certified B Corporations with 10 employees or less, and, on average, 50% higher than the average score of nearly 2,000 other sustainable businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment.
The B Impact Assessment, governed by the nonprofit B Lab, is the most rigorous, comprehensive, and comparable independent assessment of overall corporate impact and shows the relative value businesses create for society by comparing nearly 200 individual metrics on corporate impact on workers, consumers, suppliers, community and the environment.
Social(k) is a leader in the global movement to redefine success in business,” said Jay Coen Gilbert, co founder of B Lab, the organization that certifies B Corporations. Social(k) is among the best in the world at being the best for the world.”
“B Lab, Social Venture Network and Green America are three tightly connected organizations working toward a common vision. All three choose Social(k) for their retirement plans, as have over a hundred member organizations from these groups. It is wonderful to succeed in business. Even more so with a client list that represents leaders in the Progressive Movement,” says Thomas.
The ‘Best for the World’ list appears in the 2012 B Corp Annual Report published today by B Lab.
‘Best for the World’ businesses with less than 10 employees include: Autonomie Project, Inc., Big City Farms LLC, Co-op Power / Northeast Biodiesel, davistudio, EduCare Education, Enviro-Stewards, Fair Trade Sports, Inc., GreenLight Apparel, Hives for Lives, InVenture Fund, JustNeem, KINeSYS Inc., LEAP Organics, Little Pickle Press, mindful investors, Natural Investments LLC, New Avenue, Palmetto Ventures, Pivotal Production, SABEResPODER, Social Enterprise Associates, Social(k), Sustainability Television, The Inclusive & Sustainable Group, LLC, The Sustainability Advantage, Veterans Ink
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Learn more about how Social(k) creates positive social and environmental impact at bcorporation.net/socialk.com.
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Social(k) is a Founding B Corporation with offices in San Francisco, New York City and Springfield MA. We work with organizations to bring ESG screened, and traditional investment opportunities to employees. A company sponsored retirement plan is an important benefit to consider when building an employee benefits package. Exposure to long term systematic investing helps individuals to be better prepared for their future.
B Lab is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building a new sector of the economy that uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B Lab drives systemic change through three interrelated initiatives: 1) building a community of Certified B Corporations to make it easier for all of us to tell the difference between “good companies” and just good marketing; 2) driving capital to impact investments through use of GIIRS Ratings and Analytics; and 3) advancing supportive public policies to accelerate growth of social entrepreneurship and impact investing. To earn certification, B Corps must achieve a verified minimum score (80 out of 200) on the B Impact Assessment and amend their bylaws to legally require their directors to consider the interests of stakeholders, not just shareholders, when making decisions. For more information, check www.bcorporation.net or contact Jay Coen Gilbert at firstname.lastname@example.org.