The Value of B Corps: What Investors Need to Know

Recently, a Nobel laureate and the world’s largest asset manager have agreed that corporations and investors are looking to add what Caprock’s managing director, Matthew Weatherley-White, calls “intangible assets” to their portfolios.  To help the uninitiated, Caprock collaborated with Yale and Patagonia to publish a guide about B Corps and the financial value that good ethics/practices can offer.

“B Corps are for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab

to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance,

accountability, and transparency.”

 

Excerpt from Yale’s Center for Business and for the Environment article:

“…there is a profound shift underway in how capital markets value companies. So if you’re an investor, what do you need to know?

“In partnership with Patagonia and wealth advisory firm Caprock, the Yale Center for Business and the Environment has released a new publication to answer this question. Entitled “Just Good Business: An Investor’s Guide to B Corps,” this report explores the distinct financial value offered by Certified B Corporations and Benefit Corporations. (These designations, created and overseen by the nonprofit B Lab, offer a certification program and legal framework by which companies can fold social and environmental impacts into their bottom line.)”

Hear more from Weatherley-White and download the full report via Yale’s website.

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