Rockridge Venture Law® is honored to be named a 2021 Real Leaders “Top Impact Company,” ranking in the top 150 companies from around the world that are using business as a force for good.


The Real Leaders Impact Awards recognizes the top 150 companies that are “applying capitalism for greater profit and greater good.” For the third year in a row, Real Leaders ranked companies that are having a positive impact on the world—companies that are demonstrating that “businesses can fuel both profit and impact.”

“We feel honored to have been chosen through a rigorous selection process,” said Kevin Christopher, Founder of Rockridge Venture Law®. “Our long-term focus on advancing responsible corporate citizenship, environmental stewardship and sustainability, and social impact has been a huge part of achieving this award.”

How is a company selected for a Real Leaders Impact Award?

Purpose-driven companies that are nominated for the Real Leaders Impact Awards are ranked based on their “Force for Good” score. That score is calculated by looking at three things: three-year growth rate (acceleration) x revenue (mass) x B-impact assessment score = a company’s Force for Good score.

As a 2021 award winner, Rockridge® joins the distinguished ranks of game-changing companies from across the globe.

Some of the companies recognized as Real Leaders 150 Top Impact Companies this year include:

  • Patagonia
  • Tesla
  • Beyond Meat
  • Etsy
  • Unilever

What makes Rockridge® a Real Leader ‘150 Top Impact Company?’

At Rockridge, we strive to do well by doing good. We believe that the challenging work of Building Today’s Companies for Tomorrow’s Economies® goes hand in hand with positively impacting the environmental and social fabric of our communities. Some of the things that contributed to our 2021 score include: 

    • We hired a social impact fellow this year to drive a corporate social responsibility initiative called B Tennessee that we launched with fellow Tennessee B Corps. You read that correctly, a law firm with a social impact fellowship.
    • When a disastrous tornado struck Cookeville, Tennessee, in the spring of 2020, we answered the call with cleanups and the organization of legal aid clinics helping the displaced and injured.

These are some of the ways we’re RealLeaders.

See the full list of all 150 Top Impact Companies and how they’re using business as a force for good here >>



Real Leaders is the world’s first business and sustainable leadership magazine and serves a community of visionaries, collaborating to regenerate our world. Its mission is to inspire better leaders for a better world. Real Leaders is a Certified B-Corp and signatory in the United Nations Global Compact (an advocate for achieving the global goals for sustainable development).

Real Leaders positions leaders to thrive in the new economy and to inspire the future. 

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About RVL®

Rockridge Venture Law® was launched in 2017 to become the preeminent intellectual property and technology firm across the Appalachian Innovation Corridor. We now have offices in Chattanooga, Durham, and Nashville, and represent clients and interests globally. Our services include all aspects of intellectual property, litigation, M&A, privacy, technology transactions, and ventures.

In 2018 and 2019, we were recognized as B Corp Best for the World for our commitment to triple bottom line business practices. Rockridge® is also certified by 1% for the Planet for its nonprofit partnerships advancing stewardship and sustainability. We value transparency and proudly publish our yearly impact reports.

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