Ridgeline Venture Law

We're good at adventure, even better at ventures!

Chattanooga, Tennessee

United States

www.venturelaw.org

About Ridgeline Venture Law

RVL is an entrepreneurship, intellectual property and technology law firm, building today's companies for tomorrow's economies.

RVL believes in the importance of using business as a force for good in their community. So, in January 2017, they began the process of becoming Tennessee's first Certified B Corp law firm. They've now joined a global movement towards accountable, responsible enterprise. For RVL, that means considering profits as one of multiple metrics of success, alongside promoting positive environmental and social impact and transparency.

RVL is also a 1% for the Planet certified law firm, and in 2017 designated more than 10% of all client fees to nonprofits focused on social innovation and environmental causes.

In January 2017, we began the process of becoming Tennessee’s first certified B Corp law firm. In this commitment, we’ve joined a global movement towards accountable, responsible enterprise. For us, that means considering profit as one of multiple metrics of success that allows us to support non-profits that we believe in, emphasize protection of the environment, empower entrepreneurs in our community, and complete pro bono work on behalf of lower income inventors.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

January 2018
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.

7
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).

7
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.

85
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.

15
6
Overall B Score
114
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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