Annual Public Benefit Report

Public Benefit Corporations adopt a public benefit purpose. Traditional corporations maximize shareholder value at all costs, PBCs consider their public benefit purpose and the interests of those materially affected by the corporation’s conduct—including customers, employees, and the community—in addition to shareholders’ interests.

Community Karma

Justice & Diversity

Gender Equity

Environment

Our Purpose

Make Life Better for BSW clients, staff and our broader community by building a long-term sustainable and environmentally considerate business that helps our clients and stakeholders achieve both financial security and lives of meaning, abundance, and fulfillment.

Measuring Up

We measure what matters through the lens of the B Corp Impact Assessment or the BIA. The BIA is a comprehensive impact management tool that helps companies assess their impact on various stakeholders including, workers, community, customers, and the environment. This tool allows BSW Wealth Partners to identify and track opportunities for improvement. B Corp scores are posted publicly creating healthy and virtuous competition for a shared and durable prosperity for all.

 

 

BSW Wealth Partners named Changemaker

BSW Wealth Partners was presented with the Changemakers Award at this year’s Best for Colorado awards. BSW had the HIGHEST evaluated score on the B Corp Impact Assessment (BIA) in Colorado.

Community Karma

It’s not who you SAY you are, but what you DO that defines you.

At BSW, we develop and foster community from the inside out. Even after 20+ years, we still are finding new ways to keep things fresh.

Feed the Frontlines Campaign

Our mission was to deliver meals to the front line team at Boulder Community Hospital. We partnered with a local restaurant to double down our impact. The program expanded to deliver almost 18,000 meals to our medical professionals. 

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Although our beloved event series was canceled, BSW remained committed to the event and proudly contributed to the following nonprofits; Western Resource Advocates, Savory Institute, There with Care, The Chef Ann Foundation + Growe Foundation and Attention Homes

Keep the Lights on Colorado

In partnership with other local B Corps, BSW is supporting Energy Outreach Colorado supporting families who are struggling to afford their home energy bills with bill payment assistance and energy efficiency upgrades through subscriptions to community solar gardens.

Justice & Diversity

Approaching equity and inclusion as seriously as we do any other critical business function.

We strive to build and foster a community of respect, love, and mutual support where all races, genders, social classes, and sexual orientations will always be welcome.

‘Trying’ is no longer sufficient.

Josue Mendez Sanchez

BSW PFP Program Scholarship

BSW annually awards a scholarship to a student in the University of Colorado at Boulder’s Leeds School of Business’ Personal Financial Planning program who qualifies in two or more of the following categories: exceptional GPA, member of the diverse scholars, women in business, or first-generation college student.

Pictured left: Josue Mendez Sanchez

Gender Equity

BSW has always been about excellence in its staff regardless of gender. As a firm, we were committed to gender equity on many levels, but we knew this certification would allow us to examine the breadth and depth of what was possible.

The GEN Certification is the national gold standard for gender equity in the U.S. workplace. Businesses that are GEN Certified meet standards of excellence across five tenets of workplace culture. A composite assessment of employee experience and employer policies provides a data-driven standard of equity-centered work environments.

Environment

At BSW, we don’t believe in fast fixes. Rather, we are committed to sustainable sustainability.

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”

–Maya Angelou

Our expanding mission to Make Life Better stems from just that: the willingness and desire to continuously evolve for the benefit of all.

A peek into a core component of BSW’s flywheel

Rules and processes matter, they create dramatic change over time (Think the 13th + 19th amendment) At our core, we believe there is a better way. By becoming a PBC we are taking a leadership role as we transition into the future of stakeholder capitalism. In order to be effective, all rules have details. Please reference disclosures for all Annual Public Benefit reporting requirements