SVT Group

Social & environmental impact measurement, management, & communication services

Silicon Valley, California

United States

www.svtgroup.net

About SVT Group

SVT Group is a social and environmental impact measurement and management firm for organizations with a bold vision and a business metabolism. A pioneer in the impact management space in 2001, they've worked with impact investors, businesses, nonprofit organizations, foundations, and governmental entities of every stage and scale worldwide. Today, SVT-designed systems have been used to assess the impact of over $9Bn in private equity, debt and grant assets.

Every group has a compelling impact story to tell. Understanding, quantifying, and scaling that impact, however, can be extremely difficult for businesses to undertake alone. As demands for accountability and transparency grow, SVT wants to ensure that impact management and business management are no longer at odds with one another - that, in fact, when the two are properly combined, companies can truly achieve a triple bottom line.

We became a B Corporation to help build the critical mass needed to create change in how the world does business. We view the B Impact Assessment as the first step toward living our values and an excellent tool to get organizations thinking about their impact - our mission and our goals are ultimately aligned.

The Change We Seek®

SVT envisions a world in which it pays to do good. The dominant approach to valuation ignores much of what matters, resulting in a hollowing out of the American Dream, dangerous depletion of the earth's natural resources, and rampant inequality throughout the world.

They believe that when businesses have the information, tools and skills to account for social, environmental and financial value, they will compete to ensure an equitable future for everyone - making transparency, accountability, and "doing good" a standard practice worldwide.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

February 2008
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.

9
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).

55
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.

24
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.

18
6
Overall B Score
106
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: 

Consumers:  100% of services help public purpose organizations improve their impact through program design and impact analysis

Environment: >25% recycled office materials; >50% energy from renewable sources

Community:  Women owned business; active partipication in pro-bono projects

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