Earth Equity Advisors

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

North Carolina, United States

Certified Since

October 2014

Sector

Service with Minor Environmental Footprint

Operates In

United States

Earth Equity Advisors is a leading financial services firm specializing in fossil-fuel-free responsible investments and financial planning. Since 2004, they have been helping individuals, trusts, retirement plans, non-profits and institutions align their investments with their values. Earth Equity Advisors seeks to change way people, businesses and institutions invest. They empower their clients to be changemakers by positively screening in the kinds of investments that they want to own, including alternative energy, energy efficiency and natural & organic foods.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Earth Equity Advisors earned an overall score of 123.3. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
123.3
123.3 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 15.6

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 & Transparency3.9
+ 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 32.0

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 Security10.6
Health, Wellness, & Safety6.0
Career Development6.6
Engagement & Satisfaction6.8

Community 20.1

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, & Inclusion3.7
Economic Impact5.7
Civic Engagement & Giving7.7
Supply Chain Management0.5

Environment 5.8

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 Management1.4
Air & Climate0.7
Water0.0
Land & Life2.7

Customers 49.6

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 Stewardship3.0
+ Portfolio Reporting3.2
+ Targeted for Investment14.9
+ Leadership & Outreach4.8
+ Investment Criteria19.3
+ Portfolio Management4.3

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

2019 Overall B Impact Score123.3
2016 Overall B Impact Score107.4
2014 Overall B Impact Score100.3

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: Changemakers2019
Best For The World: Customers2019
Best For The World: Changemakers2018
Best For The World: Customers2018
Best For The World: Changemakers2017
Best For The World: Customers2017
Best For The World: Customers2016

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