Corporate Knights Inc.

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Ontario, Canada

Certified Since

October 2012

Sector

Service with Minor Environmental Footprint

Operates In

Canada

Corporate Knights, the company for clean capitalism, uses the latest data and analysis tools to empower markets to make the world a better place. Corporate Knights is comprised of three divisions, which rate, animate and agitate to drive this shift to a more symbiotic form of capitalism. 1. Corporate Knights Capital team provides quantitative sustainability services for investors and benchmarking services for corporates. The division also leads external research initiatives, including the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World ranking released each year at the World Economic Forum and the Sustainable Stock Exchanges. 2. Corporate Knights Magazine publishes the world's largest circulation magazine focused on sustainable business. It is distributed quarterly in The Washington Post and Canada’s Globe and Mail, and to 30,000 of the world’s most influential business and political decision-makers. 3. Corporate Knights acts as a secretariat for The Council for Clean Capitalism, a council of companies working to catalyze policy changes so that sustainable activity in the economy is better rewarded and financed.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Corporate Knights Inc. earned an overall score of 83.2. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
83.2
83.2 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 17.3

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 & Engagement1.8
Ethics & Transparency5.5
+ 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 27.3

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 Security7.9
Health, Wellness, & Safety10.0
Career Development3.9
Engagement & Satisfaction4.5

Community 20.3

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, & Inclusion6.9
Economic Impact5.7
Civic Engagement & Giving4.1
Supply Chain Management1.2

Environment 8.1

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 Management4.2
Air & Climate0.8
Water0.3
Land & Life2.7

Customers 10.0

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 Stewardship1.8
+ Arts, Media, & Culture6.2
+ Impact Improvement1.9

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 Score83.2
2016 Overall B Impact Score81.9
2012 Overall B Impact Score107.1

Best for the World

Each year, B Lab releases lists honoring the top-performing Certified B Corporations overall as well as within each Impact Area.

Best For The World: Workers2015
Best For The World: Workers2014
Best For The World: Workers2013

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