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.
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™.
Click the above link to learn about various charities and non-profit organizations that Cornerstone Financial Planning and its employees support!
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 was featured in Down East Magazine's October 2022 B Corp™ issue. This third annual issue showcases three 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.
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.
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.
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.
We polled our staff and asked them to share some of their favorite Certified B Corporations™.
Check out Cornerstone staff favorites below!
Allagash • Allbirds • Athleta • Beauty Counter • Bee’s Wrap • Bigelow Tea • Bombas
Coffee By Design • King Arthur Baking Co. • Luke’s Lobster • Patagonia • Pela
Pete & Gerry’s • Purely Elizabeth • Seventh Generation • Sir Kensington
Steeped Coffee • The Cheeky Panda • Thrive Market • Tillamook •