A purpose Driven Company
Beneficial Ventures formed to make a difference. The trends are climbing towards more conscious business and the broad Conscious Capitalism Movement, BV is a model of this standing as an example for the real estate industry. Doing business with a “triple bottom line focus” provides greater returns to all those involved - clients, agents, and our investors alike.
This is why we are a Certified B Corporation, demonstrating our commitment to our community, both local and global. BV joins the ranks of more than 2,000 other Certified B Corps throughout the world. While facilitating socially responsible real estate transactions is part of this process, much of the certification process is taken from how we interact with our community, treat our employees, and respect our environment. But our certification doesn’t mean we’ll stop here. We’re continually using the B Lab assessment to ensure that we can continue improving our impact.
What is a Certified B Corporation?
Certified B Corporations are a new type of corporation which uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B Corp certification is to sustainable business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee or USDA Organic certification is to milk.
How does a company become certified?
B Corps are certified by the nonprofit B Lab. To become certified, a company must:
Meet the Performance Requirement
Complete the B Impact Assessment and earn a reviewed minimum score of 80 out of 200 points.
Meet the Legal Requirement
Adopt the B Corporation Legal Framework to bake the mission of the company into its legal DNA. This allows the company’s values to thrive even under new management, new investors, and new ownership.
Make it Official
Sign a Term sheet and Declaration of Interdependence to make the certification official.
Why do companies certify?
B Corps want to be a part of something bigger than themselves, but for many, becoming a B Corp also has to make business sense. B Corp certification helps companies differentiate from pretenders, generate press, benchmark performance, save money and access services, attract investors, partner with peers, and attract and engage talent.
Why do B Corps matter?
These corporations are leading a global movement to redefine success in business. By voluntarily meeting higher standards of transparency, accountability, and performance, Certified B Corps are distinguishing themselves in a cluttered marketplace by offering a positive vision of a better way to do business.