Broughton Consulting, LLC

Certified B Corporation

North Carolina, United States

Certified Since

June 2017


Other professional, scientific & tech


Service with Minor Environmental Footprint

Operates In

United States

Broughton Consulting works to align the interests of businesses and their employees so both can prosper. They do this in three ways: by helping companies transition to employee ownership via employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), co-ops, or other mechanisms; by increasing employee engagement and business success through open book management; and by profiling and publicizing companies that have developed innovative strategies to engage employees at all levels. The firm educates retiring business owners and their advisors about the possibility of employee ownership as an exit strategy and assists companies in implementing ownership strategies. Principal Anne-Claire Broughton is a contract open book management coach with The Great Game of Business, helping firms educate and engage all employees in key business metrics, give everybody in the company a voice, and provide everyone a stake in the financial outcome. Some of the resources for businesses produced by Broughton Consulting include the Business Action Guide Series of innovative employee engagement practices featuring executives from companies such as King Arthur Flour, New Belgium Brewing, Dansko, Marlin Steel, Tasty Catering, and Zingermans.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Broughton Consulting, LLC earned an overall score of 82.9. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
82.9 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 14.5

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 & Engagement1.8
Ethics & Transparency2.7
+ 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 12.2

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 Security2.1
Health, Wellness, & Safety0.0
Career Development4.7
Engagement & Satisfaction3.2

Community 18.4

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, & Inclusion5.1
Economic Impact4.2
Civic Engagement & Giving5.7
Supply Chain Management1.1

Environment 14.7

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 Management2.8
Air & Climate4.6
Land & Life1.0

Customers 22.9

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 Stewardship3.0
+ Impact Improvement19.9
+ Serving in Need Populations0

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 Score82.9
2017 Overall B Impact Score85.7

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