Rockridge Venture Law

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Tennessee, United States

Certified Since

January 2018

Sector

Service with Minor Environmental Footprint

Operates In

United States

Rockridge Venture Law®, or RVL®, was launched in 2017 to become the preeminent intellectual property and technology firm across the Appalachian Innovation Corridor. They now have offices in Chattanooga, Durham, and the Nashville area, and represent clients and interests globally. Their services include all aspects of intellectual property, litigation, M&A, privacy, technology transactions, and ventures. In 2018 and 2019, they were recognized as B Corp Best for the World for their commitment to triple bottom line business practices. Their pioneering environmental and social impact programs attract top-notch legal talent and assure their clients of missional alignment with their corporate values. Rockridge uniquely addresses two modern profit drivers: innovation (uptake and development), and corporate social responsibility. They're Building Today's Company for Tomorrow's Economy® by leading clients through the dizzying array of information controls, by helping them to develop and monetize proprietary assets, and by enabling their impactful products, programs, and principles. Learn more at rockridgelaw.com.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Rockridge Venture Law earned an overall score of 114.4. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
114.4
114.4 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 14.8

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 & Engagement3.0
Corporate Accountability0.0
Transparency4.3
+ Mission Locked7.5

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.


Community 85.2

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 & Inclusion7.3
Civic Engagement & Giving25.0
Local Involvement7.5
Suppliers, Distributors & Product9.0
+ Designed to Give36.5

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 7.1

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, Plant1.3
Inputs2.5
Outputs2.5
+ Environment Products & Services Introduction0

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.


Customers 7.3

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.

+ Support for Underserved/Purpose Driven Enterprises2.9
+ Serving in Need Populations4.3

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

2018 Overall B Impact Score114.4

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: Community2019
Best For The World: Community2018

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