Elefint Designs

Strategic Design for a Better World

San Francisco, California

United States

elefintdesigns.com

About Elefint

Elefint is a strategic design studio located in San Francisco, California. Elefint believes good causes deserve great design and combines thoughtful strategy with visual storytelling methods to drive action. Their services include branding, all things print and digital, UX, and information design.

Elefint runs its business in a values-driven manner, building social and environmental benefit into everything it does. Being a B Corp allows Elefint to foster a culture of excellence, care and play. We are excited to be a part of a community of businesses with similar values.

The Change We Seek®

At Elefint, they see their clients as partners, their team as family, and their community as an ally in tackling some of the world's most pressing social and environmental issues.

Elefint's goal in everything they create is to delight, inspire, and spark a sense of wonder in others. Through beautiful and well-informed design, Elefint hopes to bring new light to subjects that are important, complex and often ignored. The issues they tackle range from race + justice and human trafficking to micro-finance, STEM, and youth empowerment. Elefint's work begins with a clear understanding of an organization's goals and ends with compelling designs that connect with people in meaningful ways.

As a small and collaborative studio, Elefint's values remain a living breathing organism shaped by their people. Elefint has created a space where people can handle the entire range of emotions involved in the creative process, and are constantly improving upon their internal processes, systems and skill-set so that they can better advance the work of good causes.

Their work to date is the result of a whole lot of heart, sweat, and dedication to using design for good. Elefint looks forward to collaborating with others who are excited about and driven by the same!

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

September 2012
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.

10
9
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.

28
22
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).

14
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.

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32
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.

13
10
Overall B Score
92
80

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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Miscellany: 

Press

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