People Planet Profit
To reinforce our commitment to triple bottom line results, in 2020, we began our journey to become the first certified Benefit Corporation or B Corp wealth advisor in Atlantic Canada. B Corps are driving a global movement of people who use business as a force for good. As part of our commitment, we have pledged at least 1% of our sales to social and environmental causes to support a more just, equal and sustainable future.
“Businesses ignoring the climate crisis will go bankrupt. Climate disclosure must become comprehensive, climate risk management must be transformed, and sustainable investing must go mainstream.”
– Mark Carney, Former Governor of the Bank of Canada
Since 2021, Impact Wealth has pledged 1% of sales to the preservation and restoration of the natural environment. As a proud member of 1% for the Planet, this alliance of business leaders understands the necessity of protecting the natural environment. They understand that profit and loss are directly linked to its health, and are concerned with the social and environmental impacts of industry. By contributing 1% of total annual sales to grassroots environmental groups, members of 1% for the Planet affect real change.
As social and environmental risks increase, managing these risks is critical to achieve results. As a leader in Sustainable Investing, we offer clients leading sustainable, responsible investment solutions. Sustainable Investing strategies provide investors an opportunity to combine strong financial performance with reduced Environmental, Social and Governance [ESG] risks. As one of the fastest growing investment categories, Sustainable Investing now represent more than 20% of all assets under management in Canada. Top performing Sustainable Investing solutions are available in every asset category – providing investors with different goals an opportunity to incorporate sustainability strategies into their portfolio. As a member of the Responsible Investment Association, we work directly with leading Sustainable Investment providers to offer clients expert advice and relevant information.
The Quarter Club, powered by the United Way, forms a community of inspiring leaders driving a global movement of people using business as a force for good. The most challenging social problems from Saint John to Sussex to St. Stephen cannot be solved by government and non-profits alone. Quarter Club members work toward a stronger community where kids are safe and successful, families thrive, and our neighbours have dignity and purpose. By harnessing the power of the Club, members use profits and growth as a means to a greater end: positive impact for their business, employees and community. Quarter Club businesses demand the highest standards of verifiable social impact to balance profit and purpose. Club businesses are accelerating a global culture shift to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable Greater Saint John.
Climate change is the single biggest issue facing our planet, we are all part of the problem and the solution. Our energy use is a big part of the problem. By using Bullfrog Power, we are powered by green energy to make a difference and do our part to fight climate change.
Bullfrog's electricity is sourced from a blend of wind and low-impact hydro power sourced from Canadian renewable energy facilities. By choosing green energy, we are reducing our organization’s energy pollution, supporting community-based renewable energy projects in our region and across Canada, and helping lead the way to a renewably powered future. Our support also helps to bring new renewable energy projects online, locally within our region as well as across Canada.
Reduce What You Can, Offset What You Can’t™. In support of our commitment toward a clean-energy economy, we have partnered with Carbonfund.org to offset our carbon-footprint. Through its’ Carbonfree® Partner Program, Carbonfund.org provides an innovative and flexible way to help our business calculate, reduce and offset our carbon footprint. Our commitment helps the environment, fights climate change, and helps make possible the transition to a clean energy future. Their offset projects are third-party validated and verified to the highest standards. Carbonfund.org has offset 38 billion pounds of C02, planted over 1 Million trees and has supported over 200 high-quality carbon offset projects.