Arabella Advisors

Philanthropy Consulting

Washington, District of Columbia

United States

About Arabella Advisors

Arabella Advisors helps philanthropists and investors achieve greater good with their resources. Eric Kessler founded Arabella Advisors in 2005 to provide strategic guidance for effective philanthropy. In the years since, Arabella has evolved to help clients maximize the impact of all their assets – grants, investments, relationships, and time – to make the world a better place. Arabella Advisors is a multi-local firm with offices in Chicago, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. The firm provides research, strategies, and manage¬ment services to institutional, corporate, and family foundations, as well as high net worth individuals.

Arabella Advisors was founded as a mission-driven organization. Becoming a B Corp builds on our long-standing commitment to considering the impact of our decisions on our employees, communities, and the environment. The B Corp Certification helps assure our clients of our commitment to and leadership in achieving social and environmental change.

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The Change We Seek®

Arabella’s work advances social and environmental change by helping clients to understand their goals and to work effectively and efficiently to achieve measurable success. From local community movements to international development, Arabella helps individuals, families and foundations use their resources strategically to achieve greater good. Arabella’s staff members are passionate about delivering best in class service while advancing philanthropy and impact investing. By encouraging and providing opportunities for staff to volunteer in their communities, Arabella creates a dynamic and rewarding work environment, and helps strengthen the non-profit sector. Arabella’s comprehensive approach to philanthropy and impact investing delivers results that can change the world.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

June 2012

Company Score

Median Score*



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.



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.



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).



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.



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.

Overall B Score

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: 

Employees: >80% of health insurance premiums for individuals and families, health care benefits for part-time employees,

Community: give preference to local and sustainable suppliers, >40% of management from underrepresented populations

Environment: Extensive office wide recovery and recycle program, >75% of printed materials on recycled paper conten



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