CleanChoice Honored as Best for the World 2017

  • Oct 2, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 2, 2017 — CleanChoice Energy, a retail renewable energy company providing 100% clean electricity to customers across the country, has been recognized for creating extraordinary positive impact as a business based on an independent, comprehensive assessment administered by the nonprofit B Lab. Honorees are featured on B the Change, the digital Medium publication produced by B Lab, at

“We’re incredibly proud to be among the companies ranked as the Best for the World,” said Tom Matzzie, Founder and CEO of CleanChoice Energy. “We believe in being a force for good in the world. For us that means being a responsible corporate citizen, and creating a healthier, safer world by delivering clean energy to customers across the country.”

The Best for the World Overall list includes businesses that earned scores in the top 10 percent of more than 2,100 Certified B Corporations across all categories on the B Impact Assessment. The assessment measures a company's positive impact on its workers, community, customers, and the environment.

The 176 Best for the World Overall honoree companies come from 75 different industries and 25 countries. B Lab simultaneously released separate lists recognizing top-performing B Corporations as Best for the Environment, Best for Customers, Best for the Long Term, Best for Community, Best for Workers and Best for the World: Changemakers, which can be found at CleanChoice Energy was recognized for excellence in both Best for the Environment and Best for the Long Term categories.

“Companies like CleanChoice Energy exemplify what it means for a business to be a good citizen,” says Jay Coen Gilbert, co-founder of B Lab. “We’re proud to recognize their achievement. Best for the World is the only list of businesses making the greatest positive impact that uses comprehensive, comparable, third-party-validated data about a company’s social and environmental performance.” 

In addition to CleanChoice Energy, other Certified B Corporations that were named 2017 Best for the World Honorees include Patagonia, Seventh Generation, and Business Development Bank of Canada. Forty-eight countries are represented, including Afghanistan, Kenya, Nicaragua, and Turkey. The selection criteria for Best for the World honorees can be found here.

About CleanChoice Energy

CleanChoice Energy is a renewable energy company empowering utility customers to cut emissions and support clean energy through 100 percent renewable electricity. The company buys electricity from regional wind and solar farms and sells it to homes and businesses through their existing utilities instead of fossil fuel-based power. CleanChoice Energy is a Certified B Corporation, a member of the American Sustainable Business Council and the U.S. Green Building Council, and is certified with the highest available rating by Green America’s Green Business Network, the first and largest network of socially and environmentally responsible business. For more information or to become a customer, visit

About B Lab

B Lab is a nonprofit organization that serves a global movement of people using business as a force for good. Its vision is that one day all companies will compete not only to be the best in the world, but the best for the world and society will enjoy prosperity for all for the long term.  

B Lab drives this systemic change by: 1) building a community of Certified B Corporations to make it easier for all of us to tell the difference between “good companies” and good marketing; 2) passing benefit corporation legislation to give business leaders the freedom to create value for society as well as shareholders; 3) helping businesses measure, compare and improve their social and environmental performance with the free B Impact Assessment; and 4) driving capital to impact investments through use of its B Analytics and GIIRS Ratings platform. For more information, visit