HALIFAX (September 4, 2019) – EcoAdvisors, a Certified B Corporation since 2014, has been named a Best For The World honoree in recognition of their company’s positive impact on the environment, their workforce, their local communities, their suppliers, their customers, and their corporate governance. This Halifax-based consulting firm, ranks in the top 10% of all B Corps across all of these impact areas, earning them a well-deserved spot on the Best For The World: Overall list. Whether it’s advising, designing or managing sustainability programs for public, private and voluntary sector clients or influencing over U$2.5B in sustainability-oriented financing to help protect threatened species, forests, oceans and the people who depend on them, EcoAdvisors has set the bar for responsible and successful businesses around the world.
“Our underlying philosophy is that you can do good and do well. We believe, and the data shows, that entities that make a positive impact in the world can also perform better financially,” says Hari Balasubramanian, Founding Managing Partner of EcoAdvisors. “A healthy planet, stable climate, abundant and diverse wildlife, prosperous communities and flowing, clean fresh water is an under-recognized business value. By linking more resources – more efficiently and effectively – to sustainable solutions, we can make an even greater impact, while building the future economy such that people and nature both thrive.”
Best For The World recognition is administered by B Lab, the global nonprofit that certifies and supports Certified B Corporations, which are for-profit companies dedicated to using business as a force for good. Today there are 3,000 Certified B Corporations across 64 countries and 150 industries, unified by one common goal: to redefine success in business.
B Corps meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. B Corp Certification doesn’t just evaluate a product or service, it assesses the overall positive impact of the company that stands behind it—like EcoAdvisors. Using the B Impact Assessment, B Lab evaluates how a company’s operations and business model impact its workers, community, environment, and customers. To achieve the B Corp Certification, a company must achieve a score of at least 80 points on the assessment.
“We’re incredibly proud of this year’s Best For The World honorees,” says Anthea Kelsick, Chief Marketing Officer of B Lab. “These inspiring companies represent the kinds of business models and impact-driven business strategies that are building a new economy—one that is inclusive, regenerative, and delivers value to all stakeholders, not just shareholders. To that end, B Corps like EcoAdvisors are redefining capitalism and showing that it actually can work for everyone.”
1,000 B Corps from 44 countries were named to the 2019 Best For The World lists, including Patagonia, Beautycounter, Dr. Bronner’s, TOMS, Seventh Generation, and Greyston Bakery. The 2019 Best For The World honorees are determined based on the verified B Impact Assessments of Certified B Corporations. The full lists are available on www.bcorporation.net.