Adara Advisors

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

New South Wales, Australia

Certified Since

February 2016

Sector

Service with Minor Environmental Footprint

Operates In

Australia

Adara Advisors is a niche financial service provider to global private equity and hedge fund managers, raising capital from wholesale clients (mainly superannuation funds and other institutional bodies) and high-net-worth individuals. Adara Advisors exists for the sole purpose of delivering financial services expertise at the highest levels to clients, with fees generated on transactions going to directly benefit people living in extreme poverty. Since inception to December 2016, the two Adara businesses, Adara Advisors and Adara Partners, have donated more than AU$10million to Adara Development. Adara Development is focused on improving health and education for women, children and communities living in poverty. They are experts in maternal, neonatal and child health; and remote community development and reach tens of thousands of people living in poverty each year. Adara wants to change the way people think about the role of business in the world and the power of business/non-profit partnerships. They want to be a model for the financial services sector to demonstrate that it is possible to use mastery for purpose to have an impact on the lives of people living in poverty.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Adara Advisors earned an overall score of 86.8. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
86.8
86.8 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 7.5

The Governance Impact Area evaluates a company's overall mission, engagement around its social and 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 & Engagement1.8
Ethics & Transparency3.2
+ Mission Locked2.5

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 27.4

The Workers Impact Area evaluates a company's contributions to its employees' financial security, health and safety, wellness, career development, as well as overall engagement and 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 Security2.3
Health, Wellness, & Safety8.4
Career Development5.9
Engagement & Satisfaction4.5

Community 43.8

The Community Impact Area evaluates a company's engagement with and impact on the communities in which it operates, hires from, and sources from. Topics include diversity, equity, and 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, & Inclusion6.0
Economic Impact4.2
Civic Engagement & Giving5.9
+ Designed to Give25

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.


Environment 5.0

The Environment Impact Area 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 Management2.5
Air & Climate0.6
Water0.0
Land & Life1.0

Customers 2.9

The Customers Impact Area 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 and media products, serving underserved customers or clients, and services that improve the social impact of other businesses or organizations.

Customer Stewardship2.9


Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2022 Overall B Impact Score86.8
2018 Overall B Impact Score82.7
2016 Overall B Impact Score90

Best for the World

Each year, B Lab releases lists honoring the top-performing Certified B Corporations overall as well as within each Impact Area.

Best For The World: Community2018
Best For The World: Community2017

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