Keene Advisors Recognized as Best for the World

Technology-Powered Investment Bank Demonstrates Commitment to

Honesty, Transparency, and Accountability

BOSTON, September 18, 2017 - Keene Advisors is proud to be the only investment bank to be included in B Lab’s Best for the World list for 2017. Keene Advisors was recognized for being Best for the Long-Term, along with other Certified B Corporations that scored in the top 10 percent in Governance on the B Impact Assessment. “We are honored to be named Best for the World in 2017. It reaffirms our commitment to deliver outstanding advice to clients and to leverage the power of our business to be catalysts for positive, lasting change in the world,” said Travis Borden, Founder and President of Keene Advisors. "Companies seeking advice on important strategic initiatives, need an investment bank that they can trust. Keene Advisors is that investment bank,” said Travis.

B Corporation Certification is available only to companies that meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. To certify as B Corporations, companies must complete the B Impact Assessment and have their answers verified by B Lab. Keene Advisors received B Corporation certification in 2016.

The Governance portion of the B Impact Assessment evaluates a company’s overall mission, ethics, accountability and transparency. It measures whether the company has adopted a social or environmental mission, and how it engages its employees, customers, board members and the community to achieve that mission. This section assesses employee access to financial information, customers’ opportunities to provide feedback, and the diversity of the company’s governing bodies. According to B Lab, honorees scoring in the top 10 percent set a gold standard for the high impact that business as a force for good can make around the world.

About Keene Advisors

Keene Advisors provides advice and execution services to companies on mission critical transactions, and consulting and financial services to support their important strategic initiatives. Keene Advisors leverages technology to deliver outstanding advice and services to a diverse client base across the United States and Canada. The firm seeks to promote positive, lasting change in the world through charitable donations and active participation in charitable and civic organizations. For more information on Keene Advisors, please visit www.keeneadvisors.com.

Securities related services offered through Burch & Company, member FINRA / SIPC. Keene Advisors, Inc. and Burch & Company are not affiliated entities.

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 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.1

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; 4) driving capital to impact investments through use of its B Analytics and GIIRS Ratings platform.

For more information, visit http://www.bcorporation.net.