EcoAdvisors

Environmental advisory services

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Canada

ecoadvisors.org

About EcoAdvisors

EcoAdvisors provides consulting services to clients seeking to be at the cutting edge of sustainability – appropriately caring for the planet and its people. The firm works with public, private, and voluntary sector clients on sustainability issues across geographies and ecological systems. EcoAdvisors is a network of over 10 senior professionals with international experience in over 65 countries, and whose expertise covers corporate social responsibility, compentation and offsets, program design and management, evaluation, protected area management, community-based conservation, finance and legal aspects for long-term success.

Ongoing projects include ensuring long-term management, financing and success of protected areas in terrestrial and marine systems; program strategy and evaluations; developing strategy and pipeline for impact funds; and engaging the private sector in operational and philanthropic sustainability initiatives. Clients span NGOs (e.g., Conservation International, TNC), foundations (e.g., Walton Family Foundation), multi-lateral institutions (e.g., UNDP, GEF) and the private sector (e.g., BHP Billiton, Finance in Motion). Our goal is to help create a world where economic, social and environmental sustainability can co-exist and thrive.

Businesses can do well and businesses can do good. We believe these are not mutually exclusive - doing good can help a company do well. The B Corp framework helps demonstrate the value of doing good for our clients, our partners, and ourselves.

The Change We Seek®

EcoAdvisors’ mission is to help create a world where economic, social, and environmental sustainability can co-exist and thrive. The firm was founded with the belief that social and environmental sustainability is not only a moral obligation but is profitable in the long-term. This value comes in the form of revenue, enhanced public perception and social license to operate, resilience to market volatility, and preparedness in the face of change.

EcoAdvisors works across sectors to help incorporate the value of natural and social capital into business decisions – so that collectively we don’t lose what is important today and can continue to derive value well into the future. These gains can be preserved through operational or philanthropic means; EcoAdvisors has a variety of tools and processes to design and ensure long-term sustainability at project and programmatic levels. Sustainability has long been touted as a legacy we leave for future generations, which practically has meant we leave it to them as well. EcoAdvisors is convinced that we can get there today, and that it can be profitable.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

April 2014
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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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).

43
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.

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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.

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6
Overall B Score
107
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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