Submitted by: Raffa-Marcum’s Nonprofit & Social Sector Group
Posted: Sep 13, 2017 – 07:53 AM EST
WASHINGTON, D.C., Sep. 13 /CSRwire/ - Today, Raffa, P.C. was recognized as a top performer in the B Corp community earning a place on the 2017 Best for the World lists. Named 2017 Best for Governance by scoring in the top 10 percent of all B Corps and also 2017 Best for the World: Changemaker for making the most positive improvement on their overall impact based on the B Impact Assessment an independent, comprehensive assessment administered by the nonprofit B Lab, Raffa continues to lead in the movement of people using business as a force for good.
B Lab, the nonprofit outlining the social and environmental performance standards as a rubric for corporations, has designated only 2,255 corporations from 50+ countries and 130 industries with the B Corp certification to date. Raffa remains the only Certified B Corp on the nation’s list of Top 100 accounting firms and is also one of only 19 Certified B Corps in the District of Columbia.
Every year, B Lab highlights the Certified B Corporations with B Impact Assessment scores in the top 10% of the entire global community. Separate lists honor companies with the best overall scores as well as scores for each individual category in the BIA. Honorees are featured on B the Change, the digital Medium publication produced by B Lab. The full B Impact Assessment evaluates a company’s environmental performance, employee relationships, diversity, involvement in the local community, the impact a company’s product or service has on those it serves, and more. By voluntarily meeting higher standards of social and environmental impact, accountability, transparency and performance, Certified B Corps distinguish themselves as value aligned businesses who exist to create a more shared and durable prosperity for all.
“Companies like Raffa, P.C. exemplify what it means for a business to be a good citizen,” says Jay Coen Gilbert, co-founder of B Lab. “We’re proud to recognize their achievement. Best for the World is the only list of businesses making the greatest positive impact that uses a comprehensive, comparable, third party-validated data about a company’s social and environmental performance.”
“The movement to use business as a force for good has never been more important than it is today and good corporate governance is essential to running a financially viable and successful business and maintaining the ethical integrity, social and environmental impact, and inclusion of an organization. Raffa is honored to join a list of companies who prioritize social/environmental impact as the primary measure of success for business and couldn’t fathom any other way,” said Tom Raffa, CEO and founder of Raffa, P.C.
As a B-Corp certified, majority women-owned, national Top 100 professional services advisory firm to nonprofits and socially-responsible businesses Raffa provides a wide array of services and back-office solutions to support and strengthen every aspect of their clients’ operations from tax, audit, accounting and HR administration, to IT services, benefits, and wealth management. With a mission to serve as a catalyst for positive systemic change, Raffa is about the people they serve, the relationships they nurture, the individual and collective contributions of their staff, and the myriad of actions they take for the betterment of the community.
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