Richmond Grid

Solution-oriented magazine featuring makers, storytellers, & community builders.

Richmond, Virginia

United States

richmondgrid.com

 

About Greater Richmond Grid

 

Grid is not just a magazine: it’s a Greater Richmond movement. We’ve pulled together some of the best local writers, photographers, thinkers, and doers in Richmond. Throughout the feature articles and columns in each issue we use a community-based, solution- oriented approach that showcases the region. As we grow the magazine and the community around it, our goal is to become bigger than the printed page. 

Grid is a magazine made up of writers, storytellers, thinkers, and doers. As a solution-oriented publication, we have the benefit of getting deeply involved in our stories and telling others about all of the good our community has to offer. To move beyond the printed page, however, we felt that we needed to do more than just write about the positive aspects of the region and instead find a way to harness the power of our platform to truly get involved in the community in order to create public benefit. 

 

 

The Change We Seek®

Greater Richmond Grid seeks to create a new publishing platform, one that celebrates the positive, is solutions-driven, and sparks a movement that lives far beyond the printed page. 

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

October 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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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.

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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6
Overall B Score
144
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: 

Community: 50+% of profits given to charity; 60% of Significant Suppliers have third-party social or environmental certifications; Gives preference to fair trade, local, or sustainable suppliers

Environment: >75% recycled paper content, FSC certified paper, or soy-based inks; Increased usage of renewable energy each year

2014 Best for the World Overall Honoree