Praxis Consulting Group

Organization Development

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

United States

www.praxiscg.com

About Praxis Consulting Group

Praxis Consulting Group assists employee-owned, not-for-profit, and other socially responsible organizations in developing high-performing, sustainable workplaces that benefit all stakeholders. Their clients benefit from their extensive experience in leadership development, team-building, large-scale change, strategic planning, employee engagement, conflict resolution, and culture-building.

An organization's culture will encourage behaviors that either support its strategies or undermine them. The beliefs and behaviors of leaders strongly influence an organization’s culture and its ability to devise and implement viable strategies. Through services addressing three key areas – leadership, strategy and culture – they assist client organizations in ensuring that their entire system is aligned to achieve their goals and missions.

  • Praxis Consulting Group serves socially responsible businesses. They assist these triple-bottom-line companies in developing their internal structures, their leadership and their people to enable them to carry out their mission more effectively and sustainably. 
  • They support employee-owned companies in creating ownership cultures. Becoming employee-owned does not translate automatically into an ownership culture defined by higher employee accountability, participation and engagement. They help companies cultivate this type of culture through communication, leadership development and participatory structures and processes.
  • They support nonprofits in developing impactful strategies, effective boards and meaningful engagement with staff and other stakeholders. Strengthening nonprofit capacity, through services such as strategic planning, board development or financial education, better positions the organization for positive and lasting impact.

 

Praxis became a founding B Corporation because we support the meaningful certification of responsible business practices. External standards confirm our commitment to our own stated values, and distinguish the substance from the hype of social responsibility. We actively participate in and advocate for the emerging community of socially responsible businesses.

 

 

The Change We Seek®

We envision a world in which broad stakeholder accountability is recognized as critical to evaluating organizational success. We are committed to helping organizations that espouse these values today to thrive, by providing them with the strategies and tools needed to meet today's demands while also strengthening the foundation for future impact.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

December 2007
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.

48
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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Overall B Score
106
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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Company Highlights: 

Environment: >25% of office supplies come from recycled materials, >50% of facilities located near public transit, Policy to minimize travel, >50% of energy comes from renewable sources, % of renewable energy increased annually

Employees: 100% of employees reimbursed for continuing education, All employees paid a living wage, 100% of individual/family health insurance premiums covered

Community: >50% of employees are women, >75% of employees take time off for community service, >50% of ownership in same community as 2/3 of workforce, >5% of net profits given to charitable organizations

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