Green Alpha Advisors, LLC

Asset Management

Boulder, Colorado

United States

www.greenalphaadvisors.com

About Green Alpha Advisors

Green Alpha Advisors is an asset management firm founded in 2007. They use science-driven, fundamentals-based research to invest in companies whose innovative products and services will transition us to the Next Economy. Our world, encompassing both the economy and environment, faces three big systemic risks: an increasingly warmer climate, resource scarcity and booming population growth. In order for human society to thrive, our economy and environment must transition to one in which they can co-exist indefinitely. This is their vision of the Next Economy - what we must transition to.

Green Alpha uses their investment experience to harness the power of investment capital for good. They seek to invest in companies that are creating products or services to help us mitigate and/or adapt to risks associated with climate change, resource scarcity and population growth. Green Alpha portfolios have been fossil fuel free since inception.

We became a Certified B Corporation, because we fully believe in harnassing the power of capital and business to build a better society. One in which we can all thrive. Current business practices, incentive structures and the like are not helping business build the future that we all need - the Next Economy. Green Alpha was founded with this ideal in mind, so it's no surprise that we would want to support the B Corp community and all that it's doing to help build a more sustainable future.

The Change We Seek®

Green Alpha Advisors is striving to help society transition to the Next Economy - one in which the economy and environment co-exist, so that human society can thrive indefinitely. The three biggest systemic risks to both our economy and environment are: an increasingly warmer planet, scarce resources and booming population growth. Green Alpha seeks to invest in companies that are creating products or services to help us mitigate or adapt to these risks. All of Green Alpha's separate account and mutual fund investment strategies are built on this Next Economy investment philosophy. They all follow the same rigorous investment process to create portfolios with different growth and income characteristics.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

June 2015
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.

10
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).

25
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.

20
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.

8
6
Overall B Score
93
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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