About B Corporations
LongView is a Certified B Corporation
B Corps are a new type of company dedicated to harnessing the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. Unlike traditional corporations, Certified B Corps are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions not only on their shareholders, but also on their stakeholders (e.g., workers, suppliers, community, consumers, and the environment.)
The performance standards B Corps meet are comprehensive, transparent and verified. Our certification involved answering and documenting 251 questions in a 48-page report covering our company's performance in the areas of socially responsible investments, client relations, governance, community engagement, environmental impact of our business, employment policies, and collaboration with other members of the investment industry on sustainability issues. We began the process in May 2018 and received our certification on May 10, 2019 almost a year to the day later. Altogether it was an exhaustive (and exhausting) process, but we are proud to have made it through with a score of 92.5.
In becoming a B Corp, we join a community of over 2,500 companies in sixty countries that have been recognized for meeting higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. Household B Corp names include Patagonia, Ben and Jerry’s, New Belgium, Seventh Generation, Warby Parker and Etsy. New Mexico’s five B Corporations include Miaow Wolf, Taos Ski Valley, and now LongView Asset Management as the first financial services firm in the state to meet the stringent requirements of certification. LongView’s mission is to help our clients align their investments with their values and to manage wealth with the goal of sustainability for our planet. We have long been proponents of ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) standards in our investments. Our certification as a B Corporation speaks to our commitment to maintaining similarly high standards in our own conduct as a business.