Next Street

Strategic advisory services

Roxbury, Massachusetts

United States

About Next Street

Next Street was founded in 2005 with the goal of transforming the way finance and business advice are provided in underserved markets. They are a mission-driven advisory firm that works at the enterprise and ecosystem levels to drive impact in communities across the US.

Next Street believes that sustained economic development requires leadership and collaboration across all sectors. Serving as trusted advisor to some of the country’s most dynamic organizations, they provide strategic and capital solutions to revitalize communities, grow businesses, and create jobs. Their work includes directly serving small businesses and nonprofits to help them grow, as well as partnering to create sustainable economic development solutions at the ecosystem level with forward-thinking institutional partners.

Working side by side with their clients’ leadership, Next Street brings a more than 10-year track record of driving practical, actionable change in our home markets of Boston, New York, Chicago and beyond.

Next Street became a B Corporation because we are committed to providing strategic and capital solutions that revitalize communities, grow businesses, and create jobs in underserved markets.

The Change We Seek®

Next Street’s model represents a new enterprise for a new economy. Its goal is nothing short of promoting economic development on a meaningful scale and transforming how capital and business advice are provided in this market. Next Street seeks to unlock the potential of urban small businesses to create value in the marketplace; produce and retain jobs; improve standards of living; and produce sustained economic vitality in their communities.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

December 2010

Company Score

Median Score*



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.



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.



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).



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.



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.

Overall B Score

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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