Arabella Advisors

Certified B Corporation

District of Columbia, United States

Certified Since

June 2012


Other financial services


Service with Minor Environmental Footprint

Operates In

United States

Arabella Advisors helps philanthropists and investors achieve greater good with their resources. Eric Kessler founded Arabella Advisors in 2005 to provide strategic guidance for effective philanthropy. In the years since, Arabella has evolved to help clients maximize the impact of all their assets – grants, investments, relationships, and time – to make the world a better place. Arabella Advisors is a multi-local firm with offices in Chicago, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. The firm provides research, strategies, and manage«ment services to institutional, corporate, and family foundations, as well as high net worth individuals. Arabella’s work advances social and environmental change by helping clients to understand their goals and to work effectively and efficiently to achieve measurable success. From local community movements to international development, Arabella helps individuals, families and foundations use their resources strategically to achieve greater good. Arabella’s staff members are passionate about delivering best in class service while advancing philanthropy and impact investing.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Arabella Advisors earned an overall score of 102.8. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
102.8 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 20.8

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 & Engagement3.5
Ethics & Transparency7.3
+ 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 33.7

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 Security9.4
Health, Wellness, & Safety8.6
Career Development6.2
Engagement & Satisfaction7.6

Community 21.1

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, & Inclusion11.2
Economic Impact1.8
Civic Engagement & Giving5.5
Supply Chain Management0.7

Environment 4.8

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 Management2.6
Air & Climate0.6
Land & Life1.5

Customers 22.1

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 Stewardship2.0
+ Impact Improvement20

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 Score102.8
2019 Overall B Impact Score95.8
2016 Overall B Impact Score91.6
2012 Overall B Impact Score101.4

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