Perlman and Perlman, LLP

Certified B Corporation

New York, United States

Certified Since

May 2011


Legal activities


Service with Minor Environmental Footprint

Operates In

United States

Perlman & Perlman LLP has provided legal counsel to nonprofits, fundraising professionals and philanthropically motivated businesses since 1959. In recent years, the firm’s expertise has expanded to include the evolving field of social enterprise law. With offices in New York, it serves organizations and individuals across the nation and around the world, with a dedicated focus on charitable and socially beneficial enterprises. Their commitment to the philanthropic ethos is deeply embedded in their business practice. They seek to partner with their clients for the long term, sharing their commitment to changing and improving the world in which they live. Although the community of their clients has broadened over the past fifty years, it continues to be comprised of agents for positive social change. In spite of this, the wide gulf between the nonprofit and for profit worlds has impacted the ability of those seeking such change to do so both productively and sustainably. Today, there is a growing community of entrepreneurs who seek to bridge the gap by exploring new ways to operate as economically viable businesses without sacrificing benefits to those stakeholders impacted by the activities of the business.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Perlman and Perlman, LLP earned an overall score of 83.1. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
83.1 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 15.1

Governance evaluates a company's overall mission, engagement around its social/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 & Engagement1.2
Ethics & Transparency3.8
+ 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 19.3

Workers evaluates a company’s contributions to its employees’ financial security, health & safety, wellness, career development, and engagement & 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 Security7.6
Health, Wellness, & Safety1.2
Career Development5.0
Engagement & Satisfaction5.5

Community 19.4

Community evaluates a company’s engagement with and impact on the communities in which it operates, hires from, and sources from. Topics include diversity, equity & 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, & Inclusion9.8
Economic Impact4.0
Civic Engagement & Giving2.0
Supply Chain Management1.2

Environment 7.4

Environment 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 Management3.3
Air & Climate1.0
Land & Life2.7

Customers 21.6

Customers 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 & media products, serving underserved customers/clients, and services that improve the social impact of other businesses or organizations.

Customer Stewardship2.8
+ Support for Underserved/Purpose Driven Enterprises11.7
+ Serving in Need Populations7

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

2024 Overall B Impact Score83.1
2020 Overall B Impact Score80.1
2016 Overall B Impact Score80.1
2014 Overall B Impact Score95.9
2011 Overall B Impact Score83.1

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