Zenith Investment Partners and Chant West have achieved certification as a B Corporation (B Corp) by global non-profit organisation, B Lab. The certification recognises that they have met high standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability.
B Lab aims to transform the global economy to benefit all people, communities, and the planet by creating a network of organisations to lead economic systems change to support their collective vision of an inclusive, equitable, and regenerative economy".
To achieve B Corp certification, B Lab evaluates a company’s practices and outputs across five categories: governance, workers, community, the environment, and customers.
Zenith head of responsible investment and sustainability, Dugald Higgins, said achieving the certification is a testament to the company becoming more socially and environmentally responsible.
“As an advocate for responsible investing in funds management, we realise we also need to assess ourselves as a business and recognise our overall impact on society,” Higgins says.
“We recognise an increasing need to focus on corporate responsibility and sustainability for all our stakeholders. Being a certified B Corp provides us with a transparent framework for continuous improvement.”
Higgins says Zenith and Chant West have joined a global business community working collectively for systemic economic change, and that to continue this work, it must meet rising standards for social and environmental performance.
“As a B Corp, Zenith and Chant West have pledged their commitment to considering the interests of all stakeholders across staff, customers, communities and the environment,” Higgins says.
“We recognise that our certification doesn’t mean we are perfect, but by committing to operate under this framework, we are beginning our journey.”
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