Whitney Hess

Executive coaching, team development, organizational design, culture change

New York, New York

United States


About Vicarious Partners Inc.

Vicarious Partners helps progressive leaders navigate their careers and accelerate their missions. Vicarious Partners serve professionals in business, art and technology with a focus on nonprofits, social enterprises, art activism, and educational institutions.

Since 2005, Vicarious Partners founder and CEO Whitney Hess has supported hundreds of accomplished and aspiring changemakers around the world. Whitney’s methods are rooted in empathy-based practices such as user experience, integral coaching, nonviolent communication, social and emotional intelligence, mindful self-compassion, facilitative mediation, and eastern philosophy.

Vicarious Partners has always been a not-just-for-profit, but becoming a B Corp allows us to come fully into alignment with our values. Its rigorous standards and inspiring community have helped us formalize our lifelong commitment to social responsibility, environmental stewardship, and living consciously. Our business is designed to give.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

June 2018

Company Score

Median Score*



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.



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.



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).



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.



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.

Overall B Score

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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