Dumbo Feather

Australian quarterly periodical

Melbourne, Victoria

Australia

dumbofeather.com

About Dumbo Feather

Behind extraordinary ideas, there are extraordinary people. Dumbo Feather is a magazine, an app and an event series about these people.

In each issue, they scour the globe for those with the drive to make a difference. Seeking out those who inspire, those who excite, and those who thrill with possibility. Whether they’ve touched millions or just those nearby, what unites them is their passion. Dumbo Feather readers are people who want to be told a different story than the one they hear every day. Each quarterly issue features five extended (20 page) profiles of people worth knowing, across enterprise, education, science, sport, politics, fashion and the arts. 

Dumbo Feather extends its offering with the launch of an APP and upgraded website, anticipated August 2013. The underpinning aim of Dumbo Feather, which drives us every day, is to inspire people to want to change the world by sharing stories of people doing incredible things.  By offering the app and its entire content for free and sharing their entire collection of these extraordinary stories they hope to continue to inspire people to live and dream big.  The web site allows for constant engagement and audience interaction, building on our existing community and inspiring people to live with purpose and passion.

Inspired by our parent company Small Giants, our aim is to help lead other to a more meaningful life.  It's exciting and so very relevant to be a part of a movement which defines the way in which we seek to do business.

The Change We Seek

Through conversations with extraordinary people Dumbo Feather seeks to inspire their readers to live with passion and purpose.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

June 2013
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

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7
Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

17
18
Customers

Customers

The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).

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N/A
Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

25
17
Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

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6
Overall B Score
90
55

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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Company Highlights: 

Governance: Discloses all financial information yearly to full-time employees; Worked within industry to develop social and environmental standards

Workers: Covers >80% of health insurance premiums for full time workers and their families; >26 paid vacation/personal days

Community: Visited all significant suppliers; 100% of materials purchased from Significant Suppliers have a third party social/environmental certification; >50% of company is owned by individuals from underrepresented populations

Environment: Conducts an internal environmental review; Worked with landlord to implement water and energy efficiency improvements; >25% of energy used at corporate facility is from renewable sources

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