The Arnold Development Group

We develop, lease and sell mixed-use, urban real estate.

Kansas City, Missouri

United States

About The Arnold Development Group

The Arnold Development Group is a purpose driven real estate investment and development firm that creates sustainable mixed-use projects. They build vibrant walkable neighborhoods that enable residents and visitors to live healthy, environmentally friendly lifestyles. Once completed, their projects are catalysts for economic growth and future development. They measure the success across a Triple Bottom Line that includes: people, planet, and profit. They are driven by a passion for positively impacting the communities they work in.

We chose to become a B Corp because we wanted to be part a community of businesses that acts justly, with compassion and whose aim is to make the world a better place.

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The Change We Seek®

Increase Social and Intellectual Capital:
Intellectual capital is one of, if not the most, important assets a city possess. In the knowledge economy, it is the people in a city – their skills, capabilities and knowledge – that can make a critical difference to a city’s ability to compete successfully for investment. A key driver of a city’s attractiveness is the extent to which people feel connected to one another or the degree of social capital that exists. The vibrant, connected neighborhoods that ADG develops make cities attractive to skilled and entrepreneurial, and help generate intellectual and social capital.

Strengthen Local Economies:
Walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods reduce household transportation costs by 22%. All of Arnold Development Group's projects are located in walkable areas with access to transit lines. They estimate that nearly $5 million per year per neighborhood of 5,000 people could be kept in the community if residents could spend less on transportation.High performance green buildings consume less energy than conventional buildings, which makes their developments more affordable.

Reduce Carbon Emissions:
Arnold Development Group strives to develop buildings that do not use electricity produced from coal, but rather utilize lower carbon alternatives such as solar, hydro or natural gas powered combined heat and power systems. They aim for their projects to generate more renewable energy than they consume and sell the excess back to the grid.

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What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

January 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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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
120
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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: 

Community
    Over 10% of revenue given directly to charity; Preference given to local suppliers with long-term commitments; >20% of company's Board of Directors come from underrepresented populations; Written community service policy

Environment
    Majority of company's facilities hold LEED certification status; Company institutes office-wide recovery and recycling program for paper, cardboard, plastic and glass; Utilizes recycled paper content, FSC certified paper, and soy-based inks
    

2014 Best for the World Overall Honoree