“A standard with a rating system can help hold the line on social impact and differentiate those who are truly making a difference from those who are simply telling a story."

- Antony Bugg-Levine, Rockefeller Foundation

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Appendix V: Relationship of the Impact Business Models to Each Impact Area

Model
Model Description
Relevant Impact Area
Relevant Subcategory
Relevant Geographic Market
Social Enterprise
Recognizes locking in mission through governance structures or corporate governing documents
Governance
Corporate Accountability
Developed Markets only
Worker Ownership
Recognizes majority worker-ownership models, like cooperatives and ESOPs
Workers
Worker Ownership
Developed Markets & Emerging Markets
Community Oriented Products & Services 
(Basic Services, Health, Education, Economic Development, Arts & Media, Flow of Capital to Purpose Driven Enterprises)
Recognizes products and services of a company that are designed to provide significant social benefit to consumers
Community
Community – Products & Services
Developed Markets & Emerging Markets
Workforce Development
Recognizes both job creation and intensive worker training programs for chronically underemployed populations
Community
Compensation, Benefits & Training
Developed Markets & Emerging Markets
Supply Chain
Recognizes both sourcing through fair wage certified suppliers and/or supporting small-scale suppliers
Community
Community Practices
Developed Markets & Emerging Markets
Local

Recognizes comprehensive strategies to rebuild local communities through local supply chains, ownership, banking, customers and charitable giving

Community

Community Practices

Developed Markets only

Local Economic Development
Recognizes strategies to rebuild national economic development via privatization or import substitution
Community
Community Practices
Emerging Markets only
Producer Cooperative
Recognizes supplierownership models, like cooperatives, where owners are supplier members who organize production
Community
Community Practices
Developed Markets & Emerging Markets
Charitable Giving
Recognizes charitable giving business models designed to designed to donate at least 20% of profits to charity
Community
Community Practices
Developed Markets & Emerging Markets
Environmental Practices (Wholesale,
Agriculture, or Manufacturing)
Recognizes comprehensive environmental practices that significantly redesign agricultural, distribution or manufacturing processes to conserve natural resources
Environment
Environment Practices
Developed Markets & Emerging Markets
Environmentally Oriented Products 
& Services (Renewable energy, resource conservation, waste reduction, land or wildlife conservation,  pollution prevention, education)
Recognizes products and services of a company that are designed to provide significant benefit to the environment
Environment
Environment - Products & Services
Developed Markets & Emerging Markets