CoPower

Green investments

Westmount, Quebec

Canada

copower.me

About CoPower

CoPower uses technology to operate an online marketplace, helping investors earn a solid return in addition to a meaningful social/environmental impact, by lending to small clean energy projects.

CoPower’s platform makes it simple for you to view project opportunities and select the ones that are right for you. CoPower's team has vetted each project so you can understand the return, risks, and impact. Investors are repaid their principal, and earn interest.

The company's platform also streamlines the process for community-scale clean energy projects looking for financing, making it easier to install a solar PV system or undertake energy efficiency upgrades.

The B Corp model provides standards that help us rigorously track the impact of our investments and operations.

The Change We Seek®

Increasingly, investors are demanding that their portfolios align with their values. They're divesting from firearms manufacturers and oil & gas developments and seeking more socially and environmentally responsible investments, while maintaining their target returns. Meanwhile, there are lots of financially attractive green infrastructure projects that need financing to get off the ground.

CoPower hopes to bring about a day when environmental and socially responsible investments aren't just for the wealthy, or even for leading-edge impact investors, but part of everybody's financially responsible, diversified portfolio.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

February 2015
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.

10
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.

34
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).

27
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.

27
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
116
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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