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Ridgeline Venture Law was recognized for positive community impact based on an independent, comprehensive assessment administered by the nonprofit B Lab.
RVL is honored in the Best For Community list, which includes businesses that earned a Community score in the top 10 percent of more than 2,400 assessed Certified B Corporations. RVL is Tennessee’s only entry on the list of 226 companies spanning 90 industries and 34 countries. The full assessment measures a company’s impact on its workers, community, customers and the environment.
The Community portion of the B Impact Assessment evaluates a company’s involvement in the local community, including its practices and policies around service and charitable giving. Honorees scoring in the top 10 percent set a gold standard for how business can be a force for good in communities around the world. RVL qualified by introducing triple-bottom-line business practices promoting environmental and social impact as metrics of success, in addition to profits. Locally, RVL’s Chattanooga office partners with Green|Spaces, Southeastern Climbers Coalition, and Access Fund to promote environmental stewardship and sustainability initiatives throughout the greater Chattanooga region.
Through its Cookeville office, RVL promotes advanced education and economic development opportunities for people of color and socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds through partnerships with the Biz Foundry (rural entrepreneurship), Habitat for Humanity (low-income empowerment), IMPACT Cookeville (minority empowerment), Legal Assistance Volunteers for Patent Applicants (low-income entrepreneurship), and Tennessee Tech’s Center for Rural Innovation (rural entrepreneurship).