Gary Community Ventures

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Colorado, United States

Certified Since

March 2014

Sector

Service with Minor Environmental Footprint

Operates In

United States

Gary Community Investments invests in for-profit and philanthropic solutions for Colorado’s low-income children and their families. It was founded by Denver oilman Sam Gary under the belief that business and philanthropy can— and should—work together to create opportunities for those who need it most. Gary Community Investments is committed to investing in quality early childhood and youth development systems, expanding sustainable economic opportunities, and developing and supporting programs that create healthy family and community environments. Gary Community Investments understands that businesses succeed when a community succeeds and vice versa. It is committed to making investments that allow businesses and communities to work together to benefit one another. By investing in creative solutions that meet the needs of current and future generations, Gary Community Investments seeks to change social conditions so that all of Colorado’s children have the opportunity to grow up healthy and become productive members of their communities.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Gary Community Ventures earned an overall score of 118.2. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
118.2
118.2 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 17.4

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 & Engagement2.9
Corporate Accountability0.9
Ethics1.3
Transparency2.2
+ 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 33.0

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.

Compensation & Wages10.1
Benefits11.5
Training & Education2.5
Worker Ownership2.8
Management & Worker Communication2.4
Job Flexibility/Corporate Culture3.5

Community 35.1

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.

Job Creation0.0
Diversity & Inclusion3.6
Civic Engagement & Giving10.0
Local Involvement5.5
Suppliers, Distributors & Product0.0
+ Designed to Give15.1

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 6.1

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.

Land, Office, Plant4.4
Inputs0.9
Outputs0.7

Customers 26.4

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.

+ Mission Lock0.9
+ Past Performance4.6
+ Current Fund7
+ Positive Impact4.5
+ Portfolio Reporting1.9
+ Capacity Building2.8
+ Fund Governance4.5

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

2019 Overall B Impact Score118.2
2016 Overall B Impact Score106.1
2014 Overall B Impact Score91.2

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: Overall2019
Best For The World: Workers2019
Best For The World: Changemakers2018

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