Urban Green Development, LLC

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Colorado, United States

Certified Since

June 2012

Sector

Service with Significant Environmental Footprint

Operates In

United States

Urban Green Development designs, creates, invents, controls and orchestrates the development of Green and sustainable residential and commercial real estate. This conscientious triple bottom line real estate development is primarily focused on previously developed land and infill locations to create a long-term positive social and economical impact on the community while remaining committed to minimizing the impact on the environment. Urban Green Development is an established green development company in Colorado, specializing in infill locations. Urban Green Development focuses on creating smaller, smarter spaces that are green from the ground up. The result? Homes and businesses that are modern, solar powered, state-of-the-art, and energy efficient. Urban Green Development believes in responsible property development that makes a positive, sustained impact on homeowners, the environment and the communities they live in. Urban Green Development is clearly differentiated from its competition and has been recognized for superior customer service, innovative design, conscientious business practices, a commitment to green building, community philanthropy, and for its positive and productive work environment.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Urban Green Development, LLC earned an overall score of 161.9. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
161.9
161.9 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 14.9

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 & Engagement2.0
Ethics & Transparency2.8
+ 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 27.5

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 Security9.1
Health, Wellness, & Safety8.6
Career Development3.4
Engagement & Satisfaction6.3

Community 57.1

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, & Inclusion3.2
Economic Impact3.9
Civic Engagement & Giving7.3
Supply Chain Management1.0
+ Designed to Give21.3
+ Local Economic Development17.3

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.


Environment 60.5

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 Management4.2
Air & Climate2.8
Water3.2
Land & Life3.9
+ Training & Collaboration4.6
+ Community12
+ Certification14.4
+ Material & Energy Use6

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 1.7

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 Stewardship1.7


Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2022 Overall B Impact Score161.9
2018 Overall B Impact Score158.3
2016 Overall B Impact Score104.8
2013 Overall B Impact Score90
2013 Overall B Impact Score90
2012 Overall B Impact Score103

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: Environment2019
Best For The World: Overall2019
Best For The World: Changemakers2018
Best For The World: Changemakers2017

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