Investing for Good

Capital raising; impact consultancy; deal structuring

London, Greater London

United Kingdom

www.investingforgood.co.uk

About Investing for Good

Investing for Good is a specialist social investment intermediary and impact consultancy, with over a decade's experience in impact investment and of helping mission-led organisations to raise capital from a network of values aligned investors.

“Investing for Good”. Yes, our purpose-driven mission is quite explicit in our name. Our legal status as a “community interest company” (CIC) also testifies that we are a social enterprise. Why becoming a B Corporation then?

The legal status and the B Corp Certification are complementary for us. The CIC status is a legal form that supports our work in pursuing socially and environmentally driven goals in addition to financial profit. It also offers some guarantees to ensure there is no mission drift (for instance an asset lock, restriction on dividend).

The B Corp certification is a very different story. Being a B Corp™ means to us:

Being part of a community and a movement We are happy to join this community of organisations that share with us common values and goals. We are a small team and it is important for us to be surrounded by other people we can share values with.We are also proud to be part of a growing global movement and we believe that this collective voice is another way of making change happen.

Being assessed by a third party and recognised for our social performance. As a certified social impact auditor, it was an interesting and important experience to jump into our clients’ shoes and play the game of an external evaluation, too. As all B Corps, obviously we did not wait for B Lab’s certification to take action towards better social responsibility as it is in our DNA. The certification process, however, offered us a great opportunity to be challenged!

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

October 2017
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

3
7
Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

19
18
Customers

Customers

The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).

28
N/A
Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

25
17
Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

12
6
Overall B Score
87
55

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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