The Builders Fund

Financial Services

San Francisco, California

United States

www.thebuildersfund.com

About The Builders Fund

The Builders Fund invests in high-growth companies whose products, services and supply chain intrinsically deliver positive social and environmental benefit. When our businesses succeed they subsequently deliver financial and social/environmental returns at and through scale; what we call: “Companies that Matter”. Builders partners with accomplished, entrepreneurial management teams to build companies with authentic, purpose-driven cultures where people want to work and values-driven brands that consumers want to associate with.

For the fund, success means extraordinary financial, social and environmental value for its companies, their employees, investors, and the communities and customers they touch.

The firm focuses primarily on consumer-oriented platform companies in the areas of Health and Wellness, Environment, Sustainable / Transparent Brands, Sustainable Food & Agriculture, Education, and Financial Services.

We believe the future of capitalism is a more integrated, stakeholder-driven approach to investing and company building. We envision not merely a new sector, but an entire system which values not only financial but financial, human, and natural capital in balance. We see B Corporations as an integral part of our approach to investing: for setting baseline standards, visibility and accountability around key metrics related to our investments’ impact.

The Change We Seek®

The Builders Fund seeks a global shift in the financial markets toward a more integrated, systemically aware, and regenerative approach. The fund believes that by successfully demonstrating market rates of return or better through the deployment of capital into emerging purpose-driven companies, it can help catalyze the next generation of capitalism.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

March 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.

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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.

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).

68
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
129
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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