Big Path Capital

Certified B Corporation

North Carolina, United States

Certified Since

December 2007


Other financial services


Service with Minor Environmental Footprint

Operates In

United States

Big Path Capital is an investment bank advising companies, funds, and institutional investors that are advancing the sustainable economy. Big Path assists in raising debt and equity, corporate sales and divestitures, acquisitions, and strategic options. A new model of value creation is emerging which deploys capital in strategies that leverages the inherent link between natural, social and financial capital. It is a fallacy to claim that the achievement of environmental and social returns on invested capital assumes a compromised financial return. Sustainable strategies actually enable differentiated competitive advantages and lead to long-term value creation. Big Path’s clients are those entrepreneurs, companies, funds and investors scaling sustainable solutions. Big Path Capital seeks to accelerate the move to a sustainable economy. The economic base of today was built in an era of ample raw materials, inexpensive energy, and limited consideration of waste. That age has passed. Current dynamics are increasingly rewarding companies that operate sustainably.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Big Path Capital earned an overall score of 86.2. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
86.2 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 16.3

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 & Engagement2.3
Ethics & Transparency3.9
+ 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 26.5

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 Security10.8
Health, Wellness, & Safety8.8
Career Development2.9
Engagement & Satisfaction3.9

Community 21.5

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, & Inclusion5.5
Economic Impact2.8
Civic Engagement & Giving6.2
Supply Chain Management6.8

Environment 4.7

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 Management2.0
Air & Climate0.3
Land & Life0.0

Customers 17.1

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 Stewardship1.4
+ Support for Underserved/Purpose Driven Enterprises11.6
+ Serving in Need Populations4

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

2021 Overall B Impact Score86.2
2017 Overall B Impact Score109.1
2014 Overall B Impact Score98.1
2012 Overall B Impact Score110.1
2010 Overall B Impact Score102
2007 Overall B Impact Score117.7

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