3Sisters Sustainable Management, Inc

Certified B Corporation

North Carolina, United States

Certified Since

January 2011


Investment advising


Service with Minor Environmental Footprint

Operates In

United States

3Sisters Sustainable Management, Inc (3SSM) is a B Corp certified Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) whose mission is to provide a full spectrum of positive impact investment strategies to private wealth advisors, consultants and sophisticated decision makers, with impact investments that offer market equivalent economic returns. 3SSM: - is active in the real-world application of Environmental, Socially Responsible and Governance (SRI/ESG) Policy, - deploys smart investment capital in commercial business opportunities, through financial instruments, - aims for market rate returns, commensurate with investors risk profiles & liquidity needs, while - making a material difference toward the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Scarab Funds, LLC is a custodial investment vehicle managed by 3SSM. It's mission and investment philosophy is to facilitate the creation of a “future fit” society by providing a suite of relevant and appropriate financial instruments that: - Enable investors to be part of the “change” and at the same time generate market returns - Provide sustainable capital for the delivery of “positive pursuit” ESG commercial projects.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, 3Sisters Sustainable Management, Inc earned an overall score of 124.3. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
124.3 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 17.8

Governance evaluates a company's overall mission, engagement around its social/environmental impact, ethics, and transparency. This section also evaluates the ability of a company to protect their mission and formally consider stakeholders in decision making through their corporate structure (e.g. benefit corporation) or corporate governing documents.

Mission & Engagement1.3
Ethics & Transparency6.4
+ Mission Locked10

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.

Workers 23.7

Workers evaluates a company’s contributions to its employees’ financial security, health & safety, wellness, career development, and engagement & satisfaction. In addition, this section recognizes business models designed to benefit workers, such as companies that are at least 40% owned by non-executive employees and those that have workforce development programs to support individuals with barriers to employment.

Financial Security12.2
Health, Wellness, & Safety1.2
Career Development4.0
Engagement & Satisfaction3.9

Community 17.5

Community evaluates a company’s engagement with and impact on the communities in which it operates, hires from, and sources from. Topics include diversity, equity & inclusion, economic impact, civic engagement, charitable giving, and supply chain management. In addition, this section recognizes business models that are designed to address specific community-oriented problems, such as poverty alleviation through fair trade sourcing or distribution via microenterprises, producer cooperative models, locally focused economic development, and formal charitable giving commitments.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion4.3
Economic Impact6.4
Civic Engagement & Giving3.6
Supply Chain Management1.1

Environment 5.9

Environment evaluates a company’s overall environmental management practices as well as its impact on the air, climate, water, land, and biodiversity. This includes the direct impact of a company’s operations and, when applicable its supply chain and distribution channels. This section also recognizes companies with environmentally innovative production processes and those that sell products or services that have a positive environmental impact. Some examples might include products and services that create renewable energy, reduce consumption or waste, conserve land or wildlife, provide less toxic alternatives to the market, or educate people about environmental problems.

Environmental Management1.4
Air & Climate0.0
Land & Life1.7

Customers 58.9

Customers evaluates a company’s stewardship of its customers through the quality of its products and services, ethical marketing, data privacy and security, and feedback channels. In addition, this section recognizes products or services that are designed to address a particular social problem for or through its customers, such as health or educational products, arts & media products, serving underserved customers/clients, and services that improve the social impact of other businesses or organizations.

Customer Stewardship3.2
+ Portfolio Reporting1.7
+ Targeted for Investment21
+ Leadership & Outreach6
+ Investment Criteria21
+ Portfolio Management4.8

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.

Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2022 Overall B Impact Score124.3
2018 Overall B Impact Score124.1
2011 Overall B Impact Score128

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