In 2020, to mark our 10th anniversary, we became a Certified B Corporation and a year later we were awarded the ‘best for the world’ accolade for Governance which means we’re in the top 5% of B Corps of our size globally.
B Corps are companies that value purpose as much as profit – promoting a ‘better’ way of doing business and helping build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.
To become a B Corp:
we have been certified
by the non-profit B Lab
as meeting rigorous
standards of social
we amended our
constitution to make it
a legal requirement to
consider the effects of its decisions, and the way we do business, on all stakeholders
we committed to
re-certify as a B Corp
every three years
In becoming a B Corp, we join the 3,000+ B Corps across
the globe, including:
who are all helping drive the shift towards a new economy, that is better for workers, better for communities and better for the environment.
“Our vision is to see impact embraced
as a valued metric in every investment
decision. We are the first independent
specialist to be focused exclusively
on delivering sustainable and impact
investment support to the financial
planning community. So, it felt like a
natural fit with our own values, and
those of our partners, to be certified as a B-Corp.
“Our business is assessing the social and environmental performance of funds on the impact investment spectrum, we’re subjecting ourselves to the same independent, transparent and rigorous scrutiny to ensure we continually challenge ourselves and maintain the high standards we expect from others.
“Becoming a B-Corp helps us
demonstrate to our partners and the
wider Worthstone community, that
we’re doing more than just talking. It’s a way of demonstrating to them what
type of business we are, the values we
represent and the collective goals that
we want to achieve.
“And as a Certified B-Corp we’re more dedicated and accountable than ever. We’re now legally obliged to consider the impact of our decisions on all our stakeholders, not just our shareholders. Every year we’ll be reporting on the impact we’ve achieved, and every three years we have to recertify, so we (and our stakeholders) will be able to track
“It’s a big commitment for a small
business, but one I believe is fundamentally important to keep us true to our mission to see impact investment become the investment style of choice for UK financial advisers.”
Gavin Francis, founder and CEO of Worthstone