Blue Dot Advocates

Corporate formation, finance, IP, impact investing, international transactions

Denver, Colorado

United States

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About Blue Dot Advocates

Blue Dot Advocates is a network of sophisticated business, nonprofit and intellectual property lawyers driven by a desire to facilitate commercial and investment activity that improves the state of the world. In more than 32 countries, they have represented investors and companies motivated by a similar belief in the positive potential of business.

Blue Dot’s investor clients range from angels and angel groups to family offices, foundations, and small funds. In aggregate, the firm’s investor clients have investable assets exceeding $1 billion. On the company side, its lawyers have collectively represented thousands of companies in industries ranging from housing and renewable energy to healthcare and mobile technology.

Blue Dot represents enterprises with a core social mission, both for-profit and nonprofit. The firm helps with choice of entity and formation, founder equity and incentive compensation, intellectual property, commercial contracts, and tax planning. The firm also advises in domestic and cross-border investments, corporate structuring, and exit transactions. Blue Dot offers practical advice that meets big-firm standards, plus tested insight into how legal considerations interact with a public benefit purpose.

Blue Dot Advocates has always believed that thoughtful business and finance can improve quality of life around the world. We seek to provide legal counsel that maximizes the well-being of all of the people and communities affected by the results of our work. In 2013, we became the first law firm in Colorado to certify as a B Corp, as part of our journey to hold ourselves accountable to those values.

The Change We Seek®

Blue Dot Advocates wants seek to promote the common good through practicing business law. They believe that a future of health and happiness is a future worth striving for, and that humanity can learn to do business in ways that are less extractive and more restorative. They seek to make the highest quality legal services accessible to those who take risks in pursuit of these ends.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

October 2013
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

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7
Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

29
18
Customers

Customers

The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).

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N/A
Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

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17
Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

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6
Overall B Score
87
55

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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