Purpose Capital

Consulting

Toronto, Ontario

Canada

www.purposecap.com

About Purpose Capital

Purpose Capital is a North American impact investment and advisory firm that works with Canadian and US investors – individuals, families, foundations, financial institutions, and governments – and their advisors who wish to integrate social and environmental impact into their operational strategies and investments. We help to design and deploy customized impact investment strategies spanning sectors, asset classes, and regulatory regimes. Purpose Capital marries deep experience in investment banking, consulting and advisory services, impact assessment, and social entrepreneurship to design and realize solutions that matter to the world.

We became a B Corp because it's a no-brainer, really. We need to be able to look investors in the eye and tell them that profits can run alongside impact. We need to be credible when we advise individuals and organizations who want to change the world. How else do we do that if we don't play in the same sandbox, and marry our own success to a mission? It wasn't about marketing or brand value. It was about proof of concept -- to the world, and to ourselves. Being a B Corp is one way we nurture an enabling environment for impact investing every day.

The Change We Seek®

To create an economy filled with investors and ventures that matter to the world, because the world matters to them. For Purpose Capital, the only investments worth building are those whose profitability is indivisible from the wellbeing of the environment and society -- for whom engagement and responsibility are not burdens, but rather opportunities and drivers of scale and success.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

January 2012
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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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.

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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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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
97
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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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