Sustainable Law Group, P.C.

Legal services

El Segundo, California

United States

www.sustainable-lawyer.com

About Sustainable Law Group, P.C.

Sustainable Law Group, P.C. is a social enterprise law firm that provides corporate and transactional legal counsel to nonprofit organizations, hybrid entities, green businesses and other small businesses, with an emphasis on serving social mission organizations.  Sustainable Law Group, P.C. provides cutting edge legal advice in nonprofit mergers, nonprofit and for profit subsidiaries and joint ventures, employment law, and corporate governance, all with an eye towards the long-term sustainable success of their clients.

Their clients include nonprofit, hybrid and for profit social enterprises, green businesses, and other social mission organizations – from the start-up to the seasoned national organization.  Our attorneys Cecily Jackson-Zapata and Becki Ueno have over 22 years combined legal experience working with a wide range of businesses and nonprofits.  

Their attorneys specialize in hybrid entities such as the Benefit Corporation, Low Profit Limited Liability Company (L3C) and other structures that support purpose driven entities.

We elected to seek B Corp certification as a way to track our social and environmental impact. It wasn't until a few weeks after certification, when attending the B Corp Champions Retreat in Boulder, Colorado, that we realized the full ramifications of our new status. We were no longer one small business, but rather one of hundreds of organizations standing for something important and working together to achieve common goals.

The Change We Seek®

SLG's attorneys believe in their clients ability to change the world for the better. At Sustainable Law Group, PC, its the client that is the star, the one who gets the attention, and the one that all members of team SLG are focused on making the best they can be. The firm's attorneys are approachable, known for speaking in plain language and devoted to serving their clients and local community. Sustainable Law Group, PC hopes that, one day its client and community centric way of doing business will catch on and become the standard for the practice of law.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

August 2013
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.

13
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.

N/A
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).

20
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.

53
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.

19
6
Overall B Score
105
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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