Gexsi (Good Search UG)

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Berlin, Germany

Certified Since

December 2014

Industry

Web portals

Sector

Service with Minor Environmental Footprint

Operates In

Germany

Gexsi is a purpose-driven social business which evolved from an initiative of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship back in 2001 – The Global Exchange for Social Investment. Its mission is to help close the funding gap for social innovators across the globe. In 2018, Gexsi launched its flagship initiative, an internet search engine like Google, which uses its revenues to support social entrepreneurs which contribute to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Gexsi is founder of the German B Corp chapter and acted as B Lab Europe country partner from 2014-2017.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Gexsi (Good Search UG) earned an overall score of 107.7. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
107.7
107.7 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 14.9

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 & Engagement1.6
Ethics & Transparency3.3
+ 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.


Community 67.7

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, & Inclusion5.2
Economic Impact11.6
Civic Engagement & Giving8.9
Supply Chain Management0.0
+ Designed to Give38.4

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 5.1

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 Management1.4
Air & Climate0.4
Water0.0
Land & Life1.0

Customers 19.8

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 Stewardship2.1
+ Support for Underserved/Purpose Driven Enterprises17.7

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 Score107.7
2016 Overall B Impact Score113.5
2014 Overall B Impact Score117.4

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