Merritt & Merritt & Moulton client, Suncommon, was bestowed with the honor of becoming a Certified B Corporation. Certified B Corporations are a new type of corporation which uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.
B Lab, a nonprofit organization, certifies B Corporations, the same way TransFair certifies Fair Trade coffee or USGBC certifies LEED buildings.
B Corps, unlike traditional businesses:
- Meet comprehensive and transparent social and environmental performance standards;
- Meet higher legal accountability standards;
- Build business constituency for public policies that support sustainable business.
There are over 500 Certified B Corporations across 60 different industries. From food and apparel for you and your family to attorneys and office supplies for your business, B Corporations are a diverse community with one unifying goal: to redefine success in business.
Through a company’s public B Impact Report, anyone can access performance data about the social and environmental practices that stand behind their products.
SunCommon’s purpose is to dramatically increase solar energy production in Vermont by finally making it possible to save money by going solar. SunCommon has knocked down the financial barriers to going solar by eliminating the huge upfront costs and replacing them with a monthly payment that is the same or less than what Vermonters are currently paying their utility for electricity. This innovative approach is the outgrowth of a successful pilot program that was operated within the Vermont Public Interest Research Group, the state’s largest non-profit consumer and environmental advocacy organization. Chartered as Vermont’s ninth Benefit Corporation, SunCommon attends to the triple bottom line of people, planet, and profit. They gauge their success not only by the profit they make, but also by their ability to do right by their workers, the communities in which they operate, and the habitats that sustains them.