NativeEnergy, Inc.

Impact investments, carbon offsets and renewable energy credits

Burlington, Vermont

United States

www.nativeenergy.com

About NativeEnergy

NativeEnergy believes expenditures in corporate sustainability are best made through an impact-investing lens, where long-term strategic business value is evaluated early and accrued over time. When decisions are made with full consideration of the social, environmental and business implications, results become measurable and meaningful. The sustainability solutions they offer include strategic insights and investment opportunities in community-scale projects that reduce emissions, strengthen communities, and contribute to progress around the globe. Clients gain a more resilient business, engage stakeholders, boost their brand, and improve their environmental performance. NativeEnergy believes that such impact investing is an authentic, powerful, and lasting means to sustainability.

NativeEnergy has been helping clients understand and achieve their emissions and sustainability goals since 2000 through their Help-Build™ investment model. Over the last ten years, they have deployed over $25 million to build more than 60 new wind, water, biogas, solar, and other emission-reduction projects worth more than $200 million. Their projects have delivered strong social, environmental, and economics benefits to NativeEnergy’s clients.

Since our inception, NativeEnergy’s business has been aligned with the core tenets of B Corp. We chose to become a B Corp to formalize our commitment to this way of business and to help guide our course for the future.

The Change We Seek®

NativeEnergy believes that business can positively impact the environment and society. They seek a world where business decisions evenly weight environmental, social, and economic issues. NativeEnergy leverages their depth of experience and insight to develop meaningful and measurable impact investments, designed to ensure long-term business viability, a healthier planet, and stronger communities.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

January 2016
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.

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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).

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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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Overall B Score
103
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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