Rising Academy Network

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Western Area, Sierra Leone

Certified Since

July 2019

Sector

Service with Minor Environmental Footprint

Operates In

Sierra Leone

Rising Academies is a for-purpose education company in West Africa. Its mission is to create schools that open doors and change lives. It does this by setting up networks of its own schools, by partnering with governments to run public schools on their behalf, and by developing programmes, tools and strategies that can deliver quality learning at an affordable cost. In all its work, Rising strives for the highest standards of transparency and has participated in a number of rigorous independent evaluations.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Rising Academy Network earned an overall score of 118.8. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
118.8
118.8 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 11.3

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 & Engagement2.1
Corporate Accountability2.6
Ethics0.8
Transparency3.1
+ Mission Locked2.5

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.


Workers 10.4

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.

Compensation & Wages0.0
Benefits3.5
Training & Education2.9
Worker Ownership1.1
Management & Worker Communication1.8
Human Rights & Labor Policy0.3
Occupational Health & Safety0.6

Community 20.8

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 Creation11.5
Diversity & Inclusion2.2
Civic Engagement & Giving0.7
Local Involvement4.0
Suppliers, Distributors & Product1.4

Environment 3.1

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, Plant0.8
Inputs1.9
Outputs0.0

Customers 72.9

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.

+ Education28.8
+ Serving in Need Populations44.1

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

2019 Overall B Impact Score118.8

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