Ellevate Network

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

New York, United States

Certified Since

February 2016

Sector

Service with Minor Environmental Footprint

Operates In

United States

Ellevate Network is a global women’s network, serving as the essential resource for professional women who create, inspire and lead. Their mission is to close the gender achievement gap in business by providing women with a community to lean on and learn from. Together they #InvestInWomen The world is a better place when women are connected. Ellevate leverages the power of their community to inspire women to become leaders in their field and mobilize them to drive change within their businesses and to invest back in other women. Currently, women represent only 15% of Fortune 500 corporate executive officers. Now, more than ever, is the time to close the gender achievement gap in business. Study after study shows that companies with more diverse management teams have higher ROEs, lower earnings volatility, greater innovation, better stock market returns and greater client focus. Ellevate Network seeks to change the gender landscape of business.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Ellevate Network earned an overall score of 120.7. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
120.7
120.7 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 19.9

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 & Engagement4.5
Ethics & Transparency5.4
+ 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 36.4

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 Security9.9
Health, Wellness, & Safety8.8
Career Development6.8
Engagement & Satisfaction7.5

Community 21.5

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, & Inclusion8.4
Economic Impact5.0
Civic Engagement & Giving5.2

Environment 8.4

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 Management2.8
Air & Climate0.0
Water0.0
Land & Life1.7

Customers 34.3

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 Stewardship5.0
+ Education21.8
+ Serving Underserved Populations (Direct)7.5

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 Score120.7
2018 Overall B Impact Score115.3
2016 Overall B Impact Score88.3

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: Governance2019
Best For The World: Workers2019

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