Realize Strategies

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

British Columbia, Canada

Certified Since

January 2015

Sector

Service with Minor Environmental Footprint

Operates In

Canada

Realize Strategies is a boutique, Vancouver-based, professional services organization focused on creating positive, measurable impact for their clients and the communities they serve. They deliver trusted business insights and customized solutions for purpose-driven organizations, helping leaders align people, purpose, culture, and strategy. Since their founding in 1998, their services have grown to include executive talent acquisition, leadership alignment and development, organizational development, employee engagement, business model innovation, and human-centred design. Their team of in-house consultants have deep experience in their respective fields and are devoted to the long-term success of their clients. Realize Strategies is a Certified B Corporation and 5-time winner of the B Corporation Best of the World award for our Overall Impact.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Realize Strategies earned an overall score of 121.3. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
121.3
121.3 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 21.8

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 & Engagement4.7
Ethics & Transparency7.0
+ 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 40.4

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 Security11.3
Health, Wellness, & Safety10.0
Career Development7.1
Engagement & Satisfaction7.3

Community 36.7

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, & Inclusion8.0
Economic Impact10.7
Civic Engagement & Giving7.7
Supply Chain Management3.0
+ Local Economic Development3.5

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.


Environment 8.8

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 Management3.7
Air & Climate2.3
Water0.0
Land & Life2.7

Customers 13.5

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 Stewardship1.9
+ Support for Underserved/Purpose Driven Enterprises6
+ Serving in Need Populations5.5

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

2020 Overall B Impact Score121.3
2017 Overall B Impact Score120.7
2015 Overall B Impact Score121.9

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: Overall2019
Best For The World: Workers2019
Best For The World: Governance2018
Best For The World: Overall2018
Best For The World: Workers2018
Best For The World: Governance2017
Best For The World: Overall2017
Best For The World: Workers2017
Best For The World: Overall2016
Best For The World: Workers2016
Best For The World: Overall2015

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