B Corp Best for the World: Changemakers

We are proud to announce that our firm has again been named by B Lab as a Best for the World: Changemaker in recognition of our significant improvement to our overall impact on our workers, customers, community, the environment and governance. B Corps that earn the “Changemakers” designation like Wetherby set a gold standard for managing and improving their social and environmental impact over time.

“We’re incredibly proud of this year’s Best for the World honorees,” said 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 Wetherby Asset Management are redefining capitalism and showing that it actually can work for everyone.”

Wetherby Asset Management was also recognized as a B Corp Best for the World: Changemaker in 2018.

The Best for the World recognition is administered by B Lab, the global non-profit that certifies and supports Certified B Corporations, which are for-profit companies dedicated to using business as a force for good. 1,000 B Corps from 44 countries were named to the 2019 Best for the World lists, including Patagonia, Dr. Bronners, TOMS and Seventh Generation. 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 here: https://bcorporation.net/.

Wetherby Asset Management was certified as a B Corp in 2015. Certified B Corporations, or B Corps, are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. Today, there are approximately 3,000 Certified B Corporations across 64 countries and 150 industries, unified by a common goal to redefine success in business.

Congratulations to the Wetherby team!

This accolade is presented for informational purposes only; no warranty is either expressed or implied by its presentation. The accolade may not be representative of actual or specific client experiences and should not be considered an endorsement. Wetherby Asset Management (Wetherby) acknowledges the rating reflects an average of all, or sample of all, of an advisor’s or the firm’s clients and thus may not be representative of any single client’s experience. Wetherby’s receipt of accolades should not be considered a guarantee of future performance results. Wetherby does not pay a fee to participate in any of the rankings disclosed.

The B Corp Best for the World Changemakers list is published by the nonprofit B Lab and determined by the verified score on the B Impact Assessment of Certified B Corporations as of June 10, 2019. The B Impact Assessment is a free online tool designed to comprehensively measure the positive impact that businesses generate for their communities, customers, workers and environment. Only Certified B Corporations in good standing with a Reviewed Version 4 or 5 B Impact Assessment (including both phone and document reviews by B Lab Staff with scores transparent online) are eligible for inclusion. The Changemakers list honors Certified B Corps with the most verified improvements on questions across all impact areas in the B Impact Assessment over time. The algorithm used to calculate the Changemakers list assesses positive change made on individual questions. Efforts are made to exclude what is termed “standards-based change,” such as changes in score resulting from a company moving to a different track or version of the assessment. This leaves behind only genuine improvements a company has made. Of the 2,817 companies that were considered, 215 were honored representing approximately 8%. Please note that while Wetherby does not pay a fee to participate in the B Corp Best for the World rankings, we do pay fees to B Lab to maintain our B Corp certification. For additional information, please visit https://bcorporation.net/2019-best-for-the-world-changemaker.

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