The Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council has recognized Riverwater Partners (“Riverwater”) at the Maturing level within its Green Masters Program®. Recognizing Wisconsin businesses that are prioritizing sustainability, the Green Masters Program® categorizes participants into four status levels that reflect the degree to which sustainability has been integrated into their business model: Adapting, Advancing, Maturing, and Green Master. Maturing status signifies that the organization is effectively engaging in sustainability, has identified and is improving its performance in most material sustainability issues, and is integrating systems to manage its performance in those issues.
“This designation is a significant accomplishment for Riverwater – not only to achieve the designation of Maturing status, but also to earn the designation for the fourth year in a row,” said Adam Peck, Riverwater founder and Chief Investment Officer. “It is also a testament to our team, whose dedication to making the world a better place continues to drive innovation and thoughtfulness in service to clients and society.” We are committed to constantly improving the impact we have on our clients and the communities in which we operate. The resources and tools provided by the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council and the Green Masters program are essential to help us continually improving that impact.
In 2022, Riverwater was proud to have had zero net carbon emissions, a workforce that was 45% women, zero data security breaches and donated over $80,000 to non-profit organizations.
Each year at the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council’s Annual Conference, the achievements of member companies are recognized and celebrated. This year’s conference was be held on November 16 at TruStage in Madison.
“The Green Masters Program is a tool for businesses to define, prioritize, measure, and manage their sustainability performance and integrate sustainable systems into business systems. It’s a platform aligned with internationally recognized standards that drives sustainable success and continuous improvement. For over 14 years the program has guided companies in building sustainable success and we are proud of companies like Riverwater leading the way in Wisconsin.”
Riverwater Partners was founded in April 2016 as a dedicated responsible investment management firm. In 2017, Riverwater signed the United Nations Principles of Responsible Investment to establish our commitment to responsible investing and became a Certified B Corporation in 2018 to further align our investment philosophy with our firm culture. Today, the firm has about $800M in assets under management and 11 employees all dedicated to our mission “[T]o make the world a better place by growing wealth through sustainable investing.” The firm is 100% employee owned and certified as woman owned by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
ABOUT Riverwater Partners
Riverwater is Wisconsin’s largest fully dedicated manager of socially responsible investments. The firm applies responsible investing environmental, social and governance criteria as it builds value-oriented portfolios of small, mid and large-sized companies. Working for positive change and achieving competitive returns do not have to be mutually exclusive. Based in Milwaukee, Riverwater is proud to be woman-owned and a Certified B Corporation™. Learn more at riverwaterpartners.com.
ABOUT WISCONSIN SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS COUNCIL
The WI Sustainable Business Council’s (WSBC) mission is to advance sustainable principles and practices through the power of business. WSBC is a member-driven organization, that supports companies’ efforts to educate, measure, and improve their sustainability outcomes, and collaborate for shared success. For over 16 years, they have brought businesses together to solve sustainability challenges and work to address environmental, social, and governance actions in business, meeting companies where they are and assisting them with greater profitability and sustainability strategy integration. WSBC is an affiliate of WMEP Manufacturing Solutions. For more information, visit http://www.wisconsinsustainability.com/