Validity Finance, one of the largest private commercial litigation funders in the United States, today announced that it has been awarded Certified B Corporation™ (B Corp) status. This recognition acknowledges Validity’s accountability to its stakeholders, including employees, investors, clients, and the communities in which it operates. Since its founding, Validity has been a purpose-driven organization focused on funding meritorious litigation as a corrective measure for an unbalanced legal system, and its new B Corp status reflects this commitment.
Validity’s B Corp certification, bestowed by the nonprofit B Lab, is an acknowledgement that the company is meeting high standards of verified performance, accountability, and transparency on factors ranging from environmental sustainability to employee benefits and corporate governance. Validity is the first U.S. commercial litigation funder to achieve B Corp status, a significant milestone in the maturation of the litigation finance sector, joining such prominent companies as Patagonia, Bomba, and Warby Parker.
“The B Corp evaluation process offered an excellent framework for Validity to review and improve our policies and practices, and to affirm our commitment to making a meaningful impact for our clients and the legal community,” said Ralph Sutton, Validity’s Founder & CEO. “Since our founding five years ago, we have been guided by a promise to not only help promote fairness in the legal system, but also to adhere to the strictest ethical standards in our business operations.”