REthink Development

Sustainable Real Estate Development

Culver City, California

United States

rethinkdev.com

About REthink Development

REthink Development is an innovative real estate development and consulting company focused on leveraging green building practices and high performance building technologies to build higher value, healthier, and more environmentally sound communities and workplaces for the future. They advance real estate development by mixing the right technology, design, innovation, and market positioning to deliver a product that smartly differentiates itself in the marketplace.

REthink's development practice focuses on building compelling and unique projects in high quality infill locations in California. Its consulting practice advises partner developers, building owners, and corporations how to make their development projects or exiting buildings ‘go green’ and obtain LEED Certification. Through these practice areas REthink strives to meet the need for green high performance buildings.

REthink Development became a B Corporation for the same reason we get LEED Certification for all of our buildings. In a world of savvy consumers, we believe third party certification of our claims is paramount in confirming that we live up to our values as a company.

The Change We Seek®

REthink Development endeavors to improve the urban living environment by going beyond “green” building to not only improve the environmental and health performance of buildings but to preserve and enhance the cultural importance of places to build better communities.

In its Contextual Development process REthink looks at the unique environmental, cultural, and historic aspects of a site to enable places to emerge organically. The community fabric in which they exist is enhanced by creating a meaningful development that incorporates the story of the place.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

October 2009
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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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
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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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Company Highlights: 

Environment: >75% recycled office supplies; >5% renewable energy; renewable energy increased annually

Employees: >6% of profits included in profit sharing plan; 100% of individual health insurance premiums covered

Community: >60% of expenditures directed toward local suppliers; >50% of customers are local; >10% of profits given to charitable institutions

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