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March is B-Corp...

1 March 2023

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March is B-Corp month

A time to celebrate and reflect on how we can do more.

Proud to be a certified B Corp

How does a business know when it is thriving and successful? You might look at profits, but for us that just isn’t enough. We want to create positive change. We recognise that as a small business, what we can achieve by ourselves is limited. Our greatest opportunity is to make change by collaborating with others.

And that is why, in 2015, EQ Investors (EQ) became one of the first B Corporations in the UK. For those of you who haven’t heard of “B Corps”, we are a community of purpose driven companies worldwide, trying to do business the right way. Every decision that we make is made with all our stakeholders in mind, from what kind of paper supplier we use, to our employment policies, to investing in our community.

Annual impact report

Our mission at EQ Investors is to connect capital to responsible businesses by offering sustainable investing to everyone. Our latest EQ Impact Report explains how we set out to make a positive impact in everything we do. I hope you enjoy the read.

What does this mean for you as a client?

Transparency, Security, Trust, Innovation.

As a B Corp, we have made a legally binding commitment to manage the business using the triple bottom line: Profit, People, and the Planet. Sound financial management is crucial, but we want our business to be more than a profit-generating machine, we want it to benefit everyone who interacts with EQ.

B Corp certification turns the ambiguous concepts of “going green” or “being a good corporate citizen” into something tangible and measurable that people can identify, trust, and support.

Learning and collaborating

For those of you who want to learn more, every year during March the global B Corp Community celebrate what it means to be a B Corp. This B Corp Month, the We Go Beyond campaign will present to the world the community of businesses who go beyond the harmful status quo and take action to transform the economic system.

It will invite people to understand why and how B Corps have chosen to pursue a more impactful path. It will showcase that B Corp Certification isn’t just a mark; it’s a global movement of companies and people going beyond business as usual to make their mark on the world.

We are always pleased to discuss the growing B Cor community and its benefits, so please do get in touch.


Sophie Kennedy

Sophie Kennedy


Sophie Kennedy is the Joint Chief Executive Officer of EQ Investors (EQ). As Joint CEO, Sophie overseas EQ’s investment management operations, including its discretionary fund management business. Sophie joined EQ in 2015, excited by the alignment of values with the founding B-Corporation & leader in sustainable investing. Having joined as an Investment Analyst, initially specialising in fund research and top-down asset allocation, she transitioned into a Head of Research role before taking over management of the broader Investment Management business. A mother of two young children, Sophie understands the importance of balancing home and City life. Despite her schedule, she is committed to supporting talented people to succeed at all levels, regardless of their background. As a diversity champion, Sophie is responsible for creating a diverse and inclusive culture within EQ and is also Co-Head of the Next Generation Stewardship Hub within the Women in Banking and Finance organisation. Sophie holds a MSc in Finance and Economics from the University of London and is a CFA Charterholder.


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