Social Enterprise Associates

Financing triple bottom line initiatives

Santa Fe, New Mexico

United States

www.socialenterprise.net

About Social Enterprise Associates

Social Enterprise Associates is a consulting firm offering business acumen, managerial experience, financing opportunities, and practical research to business and community efforts seeking social good. They foster 'triple bottom line' solutions supporting entrepreneurs, their organizations, and the industries in which they operate. They have deep experience in Microfinance, Development Finance, Socially Responsible Investing, and New Ventures.

Social Enterprise Associates became a B Corporation because we believe in the mission that B Corporations adhere to; social and environmental responsibility is a top concern of ours and we feel the power for change will be present in this community.

Social Enterprise Associates are a confederation of consultants united by a common desire to offer affordable professional services that solve real problems. They are well versed in for-profit, non-profit and government models that bring about social betterment.

Social Enterprise Associates

 

The Change We Seek®

Social Enterprise Associates seeks to apply business principles and bring the power of the marketplace to for-profit and non-profit entrepreneurial endeavors to create a better tomorrow.

• They provide extensive business related skills and deep industry knowledge to ensure high impact to your undertaking. They specialize in New Ventures, Socially Responsible Businesses, Microfinance Institutions, and Non-Profit Earned Income Strategies. Our emphasis is to rapidly (and economically) provide key value-added solutions to satisfy your organization's needs.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

December 2008
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

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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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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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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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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Overall B Score
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80

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: >50% of printed materials come from sustainable sources, 1-4% of energy from renewable sources; purchases carbon offsets for travel, which accounts for >25% of carbon inventory

Community:  written community service policy, 1% of sales given to charitable organizations, one significant supplier is a Certified B Corporation

Consumers: 60% of revenues from serving NGOs; 100% of revenues from serving purpose-driven enterprises

2014 Best for the World Overall Honoree

Miscellany: 

Blogs/Feeds

• SEA's Blog Go»
• Podcast featuring managing partner Drew Tulchin on successful social enterprises Go»
• Article interviewing Drew Tulchin on Financing Green Business Go»

Publications

• SEA's Publications Page Go»
• Presentation on U.S. Social Enterprises Go»