I'm proud to announce that for the third year in a row, Earth Equity Advisors has been recognized as a Best for the World B Corporation. This honor is reserved for only the top ten percent of all Certified B Corporations worldwide.
Earth Equity Advisors is honored in the Best For Customers list, which includes businesses that earned a Customer score in the top 10 percent of more than 2,400 Certified B Corporations on the B Impact Assessment. The Customer portion of the B Impact Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers by focusing on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit and if those products/services are targeted toward serving underserved populations.
I'm especially happy that our award is specifically focused on customers. Our loyal clients intentionally choose to work with Earth Equity Advisors to help them align their investments with their values. This opportunity that we have to empower our clients to magnify their impact through responsible investing is so very important to the world today. It's responsible investors who are leading the movement to make corporations more accountable, push for climate change solutions, divesting from fossil fuels and weapons manufacturers, and making the workplace safer for employees.
“With the rise of anger at a system that feels rigged, people are hungry for companies like Earth Equity Advisors, who are changing the system by building businesses that seek to create the greatest positive impact,” says Jay Coen Gilbert, co-founder of B Lab. “Best For The World is the only list of businesses that uses comprehensive, comparable, third-party-validated data about a company’s social and environmental performance. As consumers, talent and investors increasingly demand transparent, values-aligned businesses to buy from, work at and invest in, companies will need to not just the best in the world but the best for the world, and not just to be nice but to be the most successful.”
We congratulate our fellow honorees in the Best for the World 2018 lists. Every Certified B Corporation is mission-driven and making their own positive impact on the world and is rigorously evaluated regularly by B Labs to make sure they stay on mission. We are humbled to be honored among corporate champions such as Patagonia and First Green Bank, as well as other Asheville-based B Corps, Cloud for Good and Mandala Naturals.
Of course, Earth Equity Advisors would never receive this honor without the tireless efforts of the entire team, Neill Yelverton, Kerry Keihn, Leesa Sluder and Kelsey Rosen. I am tremendously grateful for their hard work and dedication to make Earth Equity Advisors the premiere socially and environmentally responsible investment management firm.
And if you missed the news from last week, I was selected as a member of the Investopedia 100 - the top 100 most influential financial advisors in America. More evidence that responsible investing continues to be a force for the future!
Thank you to everyone who continues to support Earth Equity Advisors and the important work that we do. I am eternally grateful.
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