The Fuguan Law Firm

Certified B Corporation

Shanghai, China

Certified Since

July 2020


Legal activities


Service with Minor Environmental Footprint

Operates In


FUGUAN is specialized in providing legal services in the fields of not-for-profit law, charity law and social impact investment in China, for the clients of domestic NGOs (including foundations, general non-profits and social groups), international NGOs, philanthropists, social enterprises and impact investment and other companies which carry out CSR activities/charity program design. FUGUAN has gathered a group of lawyers who are passionate and ideal for the public welfare sector and not-for-profit law and they were educated in leading domestic or international law schools. They previously were lawyers or counsels of famous international or domestic law firms, companies or international organizations. They are leading legal experts in the field of non-profit law and social impact investment sector in China, and are proficient in both Chinese and English as working languages. As of June 2020, the team of FUGUAN has been providing legal services to more than 50 INGOs, covering the establishment of representative office, temporary activity filing, localization and diversification, best compliance proposal and other services. The team of FUGUAN have taken part in a variety of legislative studies and government entrusted research projects (including subjects on INGO).

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, The Fuguan Law Firm earned an overall score of 96.4. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
96.4 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 8.1

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 & Engagement2.4
Ethics & Transparency3.2
+ 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 30.6

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 Security6.7
Health, Wellness, & Safety6.0
Career Development5.3
Engagement & Satisfaction5.4

Community 31.2

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, Equity, & Inclusion5.9
Economic Impact11.6
Civic Engagement & Giving9.3
Supply Chain Management1.1

Environment 7.8

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 & Climate1.7
Land & Life1.4

Customers 18.5

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 Stewardship3.2
+ Support for Underserved/Purpose Driven Enterprises10.2
+ Serving in Need Populations3.9

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 Score96.4

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