Natural Investments LLC

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

California, United States

Certified Since

December 2007

Sector

Service with Minor Environmental Footprint

Operates In

United States

Natural Investments LLC has been exclusively dedicated to socially responsible investing since 1985. They offer comprehensive portfolio management and consulting services nationwide to individuals and families, non-profits, foundations, family offices, and business 401(k) plans using values-based publicly traded and private debt and equity holdings. They literally wrote the book (or books) on socially responsible investing: The Resilient Investor: A Plan for Your Life, Not Just Your Money in 2015, Investing with Your Values: Making Money and Making a Difference in 2000, and Investing From the Heart in 1992. Since 1992, they have published on their website and at SocialFunds.com the oldest and most rigorous rating system of the environmental, social, and governance performance of sustainable and responsible mutual funds, the NI Social Rating. They maintain offices in California, Colorado, Hawaii, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, and Washington.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Natural Investments LLC earned an overall score of 93.4. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
93.4
93.4 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 14.0

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 & Engagement0.4
Ethics & Transparency3.5
+ 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 9.7

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 Security3.7
Health, Wellness, & Safety0.0
Career Development2.3
Engagement & Satisfaction0.8

Community 12.7

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, & Inclusion3.6
Economic Impact0.6
Civic Engagement & Giving6.2
Supply Chain Management1.0

Environment 4.8

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 Management2.0
Air & Climate0.5
Water0.0
Land & Life0.0

Customers 52.0

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 Stewardship1.4
+ Portfolio Reporting4.5
+ Targeted for Investment17.2
+ Leadership & Outreach6
+ Investment Criteria19.7
+ Portfolio Management3.1

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.



Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2021 Overall B Impact Score93.4
2017 Overall B Impact Score136.1
2015 Overall B Impact Score138.6
2007 Overall B Impact Score114.7

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: Customers2019
Best For The World: Overall2019
Best For The World: Customers2018
Best For The World: Overall2018
Best For The World: Customers2017
Best For The World: Overall2017
Best For The World: Customers2016
Best For The World: Overall2016
Best For The World: Overall2015
Best For The World: Community2013

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