We're honored to be a part of the B Corp movement!
B Corps are sustainably-minded companies that care about doing good as much as earning a profit.
Joining this community of innovative companies was an easy decision for us. Since our inception, we have combined economic justice, environmental stability, and profitability - threading a triple-bottom-line approach through every facet of our organization. We are the fifth financial institution to become B Corp certified, following New Resource Bank, Virginia Community Capital, GreenChoice Bank, and Sunrise Community Banks.
To become a B Corp, companies must take the B Impact Assessment, score a minimum of 80 out of 200 points, and amend their governing documents to “bake” their mission into their corporate DNA. Unlike traditional corporations, certified B Corporations are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on their employees, suppliers, community, consumers, and environment. There are currently over 630 Certified B Corporations from sixty industries. Becoming a B Corp underscores our long-standing commitment to encourage stakeholders, clients, supporters, and employees to shift how they do business, the way they interact with businesses, and the type of businesses they support.
As a financial institution, we have the opportunity to be a change agent and empower other businesses and nonprofits to be change agents in the communities they serve. And as a triple-bottom-line bank, we are strategic about targeting loan capital to organizations that are delivering meaningful social justice and environmental outcomes.
Over the years we've partnered with B Corp to build the community in a variety of ways. Learn more about B Corporations and how businesses and individuals can join the movement here.
Download the B Corporation Brochure.
Watch this video of our Creative Media Evangelista, Andrea Walker, at B Corp Leadership Day