Software for Good, GBC

Certified B Corporation

Minnesota, United States

Certified Since

April 2016


Computer programming services


Service with Minor Environmental Footprint

Operates In

United States

Software for Good brings people and technology together to solve complex world problems. Since 2004, their experienced team of engineers, designers, and strategists has developed software applications for organizations working toward positive As a public benefit corporation, Software for Good subscribes to the Triple Bottom Line: People, Planet, Profit. They put people and planet first Ñ operating sustainably, investing in their community, and donating their time, money and support to causes like Earth Island Institute's iMatter Now campaign, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance, and Twin Cities Pride. They care about the financial health of their organization and team, but they don't work to line their pockets. The Software for Good team is driven by a shared passion for contributing to the communities in which they live and work. B Corps are voluntarily held to a higher standard of purpose, accountability, and transparency, which perfectly aligns with our mission, values, and commitment to the Triple Bottom Line.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Software for Good, GBC earned an overall score of 95.9. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
95.9 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 15.9

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 & Engagement1.8
Ethics & Transparency4.1
+ 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 31.7

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 Security9.0
Health, Wellness, & Safety7.2
Career Development6.9
Engagement & Satisfaction7.9

Community 22.8

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, & Inclusion7.6
Economic Impact7.5
Civic Engagement & Giving3.8
Supply Chain Management1.1

Environment 5.7

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 Management2.0
Air & Climate0.0
Land & Life1.0

Customers 19.4

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 Stewardship2.5
+ Support for Underserved/Purpose Driven Enterprises13.1
+ Serving in Need Populations3.7

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 Score95.9
2016 Overall B Impact Score87.2

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