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3Sisters Sustainable Management, Inc

Certified B Corporation

North Carolina, United States

Certified Since

January 2011


Service with Minor Environmental Footprint

Countries of Operations

United States

3Sisters Sustainable Management, Inc (3SSM) is a B Corp certified Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) whose mission is to provide a full spectrum of positive impact investment strategies to private wealth advisors, consultants and sophisticated decision makers, with impact investments that offer market equivalent economic returns. 3SSM: - is active in the real-world application of Environmental, Socially Responsible and Governance (SRI/ESG) Policy, - deploys smart investment capital in commercial business opportunities, through financial instruments, - aims for market rate returns, commensurate with investors risk profiles & liquidity needs, while - making a material difference toward the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Scarab Funds, LLC is a custodial investment vehicle managed by 3SSM. It's mission and investment philosophy is to facilitate the creation of a “future fit” society by providing a suite of relevant and appropriate financial instruments that: - Enable investors to be part of the “change” and at the same time generate market returns - Provide sustainable capital for the delivery of “positive pursuit” ESG commercial projects.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, 3Sisters Sustainable Management, Inc earned an overall score of 124.1. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
124.1 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 18.5

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 & Engagement2.9
Corporate Accountability1.1
+ 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 26.2

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 & Wages10.5
Training & Education3.1
Worker Ownership4.0
Management & Worker Communication5.7

Community 25.9

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 Creation0.9
Diversity & Inclusion4.6
Civic Engagement & Giving5.4
Local Involvement9.3
Suppliers, Distributors & Product5.5

Environment 4.3

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, Plant2.1

Customers 49.0

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.

+ Portfolio Reporting1.7
+ Targeted for Investment17.4
+ Leadership & Outreach6
+ Investment Criteria17.7
+ Portfolio Management4.8

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 Score124.1
2011 Overall B Impact Score128

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: Overall2019
Best For The World: Governance2019
Best For The World: Customers2019

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