Social Stock Exchange

Impact Investment Accreditation & Facilitation

London, London

United Kingdom

www.socialstockexchange.com

About The Social Stock Exchange

The Social Stock Exchange is the public capital market exclusively for profit with purpose enterprises. Its mission is to stimulate a vibrant regulated public social investment market so that impact businesses of all sizes have greater access to capital and impact investors, both retail and institutional, can identify, transact and realise their environmental and social impact goals as well as their financial goals.

The Social Stock Exchange has developed a unique impact assessment and reporting methodology, utilising a completely independent Admissions Panel, which validates an applicant’s social and environmental impact, enabling investors to easily and confidently identify and understand the social and / or environmental impact the business seeks to address.

The Social Stock Exchange utilises its mix of social and financial sector experience and relationships to follow a collaborative strategy, leveraging existing market infrastructure platforms and distribution networks rather than duplicating existing capability.

At the Social Stock Exchange, we believe that profit with purpose can be a force for good to drive positive social and/or environmental outcomes. Our values are totally aligned with those of the B Corporation movement, and we became a B Corp to demonstrate that, to be transparent about that and to join with like-minded organisations to make that change happen.

The Change We Seek®

The change we seek is to see a growing flow of conscious capital to enterprises that deliver, measure and communicate positive social or environmental outcomes, as well as sustainable financial returns.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

September 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.

2
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.

15
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).

31
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.

36
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
101
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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