Cabinet d'avocats NOVAlex Inc.

Innovative Law Firm and Legal Clinic

Montreal, Québec

Canada

novalex.co

About Cabinet d'avocats NOVAlex Inc.

Part law firm, part legal clinic, NOVAlex offers business law services to established businesses and accompagnies eligible low-income individuals, non-profit organizations and start-ups on a pro bono basis.

NOVAlex was created because its founders believed that business had a higher social purpose beyond simply profit. Our commitment to giving back, sustainability, transparency and accountability to both our team and clients has been our mission and top priority. We elected to seek B Corp certification as a way to track our social impact in the legal industry. We also believed it would help connect employees with NOVAlex's mission leading to a more engaged workforce. We hope to transform the legal industry by creating an innovative structure that will allow both businesses a well as non-profit organizations and individuals in need to benefit from the highest quality of legal services.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

November 2017
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.

5
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.

23
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).

N/A
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.

43
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.

15
6
Overall B Score
85
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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