Strugatz Ventures, Inc.

Mission-Aligned Capital, Scaling Impact, Teams & Culture, Ex-Officio Management

East Hampton, New York

United States

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About Strugatz Ventures

Strugatz Ventures, Inc. offers management and mission-aligned capital consulting to social entrepreneurs, impact investors and industry pioneers. Through customized consulting services that cut to the heart of the whatever might be holding back a company's ability to scale impact, Peter Strugatz is a trusted consigliere and ex-officio team member who helps clients to scale impact, attract mission-aligned capital, and build teams and cultivate culture. SVI stewards sustainable solutions through whole system structures, people-first management, and responsible growth strategies.

Peter Strugatz is an early member of the mission-driven business community as an entrepreneur and an investor. His ability to analyze and assess both impact and scalability led him to invest early in today’s sustainability pioneers including Stonyfield Farm Yogurt and Zipcar. Peter’s resume includes 16 years as a CEO of manufacturing companies, 8 years as a full-time social angel investor, and 5 years as a senior advisor to mission-driven entrepreneurs and investors. After 20 years working with and investing in social enterprises, Peter launched IceStone as co-Founder and co-CEO. Icestone is a founding member of B Corps since 2007 and one of the first Cradle to Cradle Gold certified building product companies. Under his leadership, IceStone secured $20 million in mission-aligned capital, grew to 65 employees, and built out 55,000 square feet of manufacturing space in Brooklyn, NY.

Strugatz Ventures, Inc. is proud to work with mission-driven clients in plant-based food and beverage, conscious consumer products, and sustainable manufacturing industries. Their mission is to change business into an agent for social change by advancing social entrepreneurs and impact investors with trusted advice and strategy to scale sustainably, navigate tough situations and build strong teams and company culture. Their clients achieve positive social and environmental impact by generating effective and innovative solutions to the world's greatest demands.

Our founder, Peter Strugatz has been a B Corp evangelist since the very beginning, with IceStone as one of the original B Corp certified companies in 2007. Strugatz Ventures, Inc. incorporated as a benefit corporation in 2012 on the inaugural day of the legislation in New York state. Moving forward with full B Corp certification for SVI is a logical next step to actualize the advice we give to all social enterprises that B Lab provides the most comprehensive and whole-system triple bottom line business standard today.

The Change We Seek®

Business can be the single biggest force for social change. It starts with building bridges between investors and entrepreneurs for deal and capital structures that maintain the integrity of the mission of the company. Strugatz Ventures seeks a world in which business is an agent for social change and treats social and environmental impact, along with financial sustainability, as the primary measures of success.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

December 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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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
86
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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