Certified B Corporation

Cornerstone Financial Planning is proud to be a Certified B Corporation™!

What is a Certified B Corporation™?

Certified B Corporations™, or B Corps™, are businesses that meet the highest verified standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. These for-profit companies use the power of business to build a more inclusive and sustainable economy. This certification can help consumers identify companies with a mission, and help investors select investments that align with their values.

Our Story

Since its inception in 2004, Cornerstone Financial Planning has put human and environmental impact at the forefront of business decisions. The B Corporation™ mission and community align with the values and ethics that Cornerstone was founded upon, including our dedication to providing Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) options to clients. Cornerstone became a Certified B Corporation™ in 2019 and is the first financial planning company in Maine to qualify for B Corp™ status.

Over the years as Cornerstone has evolved and grown, our B Corporation™ status has remained an integral pillar, helping to inform business decisions at our small, women-owned company. We value environmental stewardship, strong communities, equal opportunity, and a healthy workplace; just a few reasons Cornerstone is proud to be a Certified B Corporation™.

 

Commitment to Community
Cornerstone prioritizes supporting local small businesses,
employee participation with non-profits, and annual volunteering.

Commitment to People & the Planet
We donate 1% of revenue to organizations that strive 
to effect positive change in the world.

Commitment to Employees
Our staff have access to progressive benefits, well-being
initiatives, mentoring, and continuing education support.

Cornerstone's Commitment to Giving Back

Click the above link to learn about various charities and non-profit organizations that Cornerstone Financial Planning and its employees support!

 

Cornerstone voted a Best for the World Company in 2022 in the 'Workers' category!

The Best for the World program recognizes the Certified B Corporations™ globally that have achieved the highest verified scores (top 5% of businesses globally - by size) in the five impact areas evaluated on the B Impact Assessment —community, customers, environment, governance, and workers.

This is the second year in a row that Cornerstone has been recognized for this achievement!

 

 

Cornerstone Featured in Down East's B Corp™ Issue!

Cornerstone was featured in Down East Magazine's October 2021 B Corp™ issue. This second annual issue highlights four of Maine's Certified B Corporations™ and the impact that these socially and environmentally responsible businesses have on our beautiful state of ME and beyond. 

Click here to read the article!

 

 

Maine B Corps Coming Together

Cornerstone Financial Planning is proud to be a part of the growing collective of Maine B Corps™. Founded in 2019, the purpose of this group is to create connections, increase collective impact, and support existing and aspiring B Corps™ in Maine.

NHBSR: New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility

 

Cornerstone Financial Planning is proud to be a part of the New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility (NHBSR.) Founded in 1991, the purpose of this group is to convene, inspire and support businesses and shareholders to improve NH workplaces, communities, and the environment.

Cornerstone Staff Favorites!

We polled our staff and asked them to share some of their favorite Certified B Corporations™.

Check out Cornerstone staff favorites below!

AllagashAllbirds • AthletaBeauty CounterBee’s WrapBigelow Tea Bombas 

Coffee By DesignKing Arthur Baking Co.Luke’s LobsterPatagoniaPela 

Pete & Gerry’sPurely ElizabethSeventh GenerationSir Kensington

Steeped CoffeeThe Cheeky PandaThrive MarketTillamook

Tom’s of MaineWicked JoeUncommon Goods