Cabinet d'avocats Novalex Inc.

Certified B Corporation

Quebec, Canada

Certified Since

November 2017


Legal activities


Service with Minor Environmental Footprint

Operates In



Novalex est une entreprise sociale à but lucratif qui s’engage activement et concrètement en réinvestissant une partie de ses bénéfices pour générer un impact social mesurable. Notre mission est de rendre les services juridiques de qualité accessibles à tous, peu importe leurs moyens financiers. Pour chaque heure d’honoraires professionnels payée par nos clients d’affaires, Novalex offre une heure gratuite de services juridiques à un individu, OBNL, coopérative ou entreprise à vocation sociale, qui n’aurait pas autrement accès à un avocat. Novalex is a for-profit social enterprise that actively and concretely makes a difference by reinvesting a portion of its profits to generate measurable social impact. Our mission is to make quality legal services accessible to all, regardless of their financial means. For every hour of professional fees paid by our business clients, Novalex offers one free hour of legal services to an individual, NPO, cooperative or social enterprise that would not otherwise have access to a lawyer.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Cabinet d'avocats Novalex Inc. earned an overall score of 94.2. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
94.2 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 19.4

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 & Engagement5.2
Ethics & Transparency4.2
+ 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 29.8

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 Security10.2
Health, Wellness, & Safety7.2
Career Development6.0
Engagement & Satisfaction5.3

Community 39.1

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, & Inclusion7.7
Economic Impact8.5
Civic Engagement & Giving5.7
Supply Chain Management0.0
+ Designed to Give14.2

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 4.1

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 Management0.2
Air & Climate0.7
Land & Life2.7

Customers 1.5

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 Stewardship1.5

Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2022 Overall B Impact Score94.2
2017 Overall B Impact Score85.4

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