Mirova, the affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers dedicated to sustainable investing and a Certified B Corp, has been named amongst the ‘Best for the World™ B Corps of 2021’. Mirova has been recognised in the ‘customers area’, for the development of high impact investment solutions for investors.
The Best for the World are B Corps whose scores in one or more of the five impact areas assessed towards the certification reach the top 5% of all B Corps worldwide.
Mirova is a 100% sustainable investment asset management company, created in 2014 with the ambition to develop innovative investment products that allow investors to participate in the transition of the economy to a sustainable model. Across asset classes, Mirova has worked to create investment solutions aiming at reconciling environmental and social positive impact with long-term financial performance. Mirova believes such products can benefit the world as well as answer investors’ appetite for impact and meet their financial requirements.
Today’s recognition by the B Corp community in the ‘customers area’ for the quality and impact of its products is an honour and extremely pleasing for Mirova as a company and for all its teams. It encourages the firm to continue to collaborate with the global B Corp community to improve and positively impact all stakeholders.
Philippe Zaouati (pictured), CEO of Mirova comments: “We are delighted and proud to receive such a distinction. On behalf of Mirova’s team I wish to thank the B Corp community for this recognition and to congratulate all the Best for the WorldTM B Corps 2021 for setting examples of good practice in all five impact areas of the B Corp assessment.
“Being recognised as a company that benefits the world is a huge encouragement and we will continue working on the positive impact and long-term performance of our products to remain worthy of this recognition and of our clients’ trust.”
The Best for the World recognition is administered by B Lab, the global nonprofit network that certifies and mobilises Certified B Corporations, which are for-profit companies that meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Today there are more than 4,000 Certified B Corporations across 77 countries and 153 industries, unified by one common goal: transforming the global economy to benefit all people, communities, and the planet.
B Corps meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. The B Corp Certification doesn’t just evaluate a product or service, it assesses the overall positive impact of the company that stands behind it—like Mirova. Using the B Impact Assessment, B Lab evaluates how a company’s operations and business model impact its workers, community, environment, and customers. To achieve the B Corp Certification, a company must achieve a score of at least 80 points on the assessment.
“Best for the World is a special program for the B Corp community, and we’re thrilled to resume it after pausing the program in 2020 due to COVID-19,” said Juan Pablo Larenas, Executive Director of B Lab Global.
“This year’s Best for the World companies are operating at the very top of their class, excelling in creating positive impact for their stakeholders, including their workers, communities, customers and the environment. We’re proud of the community of stakeholder-driven businesses we’ve cultivated over the last 15 years; together we’re marching toward our collective vision of an inclusive, equitable and regenerative economic system for all people and the planet.”