Blue Garnet

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

California, United States

Certified Since

July 2013

Industry

Management consultant - nonprofits

Sector

Service with Minor Environmental Footprint

Operates In

United States

Blue Garnet is a social purpose company focused on making strategies real. They care about lasting social change and helping organizations achieve it with certainty. As a strategy and management consulting firm, their mission is to work with organizations to create lasting social change by harnessing the combined power of business acumen and social impact. Blue Garnet partners with clients to bring insight and new perspectives to their work. In their work with clients, Blue Garnet blends social mindedness with the same rigor and standards for excellence practiced by top tier management consulting firms. They envision a society made better by organizations that leverage market principles to capitalize on opportunities in communities of need. Blue Garnet specializes in working with organizations that pursue a triple bottom line, supporting their vision of creating lasting social impact through social entrepreneurship and innovation. They facilitate social change by: Transforming the way their clients think about their organizations, Enhancing the way their clients deliver on their missions by building their capacity building, Generating actionable, relevant, and high impact insights and recommendations and more.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Blue Garnet earned an overall score of 105.5. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
105.5
105.5 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 14.7

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 & Engagement1.6
Ethics & Transparency3.1
+ 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 30.5

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 Security11.7
Health, Wellness, & Safety1.2
Career Development6.8
Engagement & Satisfaction5.4

Community 21.1

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, & Inclusion5.9
Economic Impact7.1
Civic Engagement & Giving4.0
Supply Chain Management1.0

Environment 8.2

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 Management3.7
Air & Climate1.9
Water0.0
Land & Life2.5

Customers 30.9

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 Stewardship3.6
+ Support for Underserved/Purpose Driven Enterprises12.8
+ Serving in Need Populations14.4

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 Score105.5
2017 Overall B Impact Score114.3
2015 Overall B Impact Score112
2013 Overall B Impact Score138.6

Best for the World

Every year, B Lab recognizes the B Corps that have achieved the highest verified scores in the five impact areas evaluated on the B Impact Assessment.

Best For The World: Changemakers2019
Best For The World: Customers2019
Best For The World: Overall2019
Best For The World: Customers2018
Best For The World: Customers2017
Best For The World: Customers2016
Best For The World: Overall2015
Best For The World: Community2014
Best For The World: Overall2014

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