Hub Australia

Operator of coworking spaces

Melbourne, Victoria

Australia

www.thirdspaces.com

About Third Spaces

Third Spaces creates physical and virtual work hub communities that support businesses and cities across Australia. Third Spaces includes Hub Australia, CoActiv8 and MESH.

Hub Australia believes the world is not lacking in great ideas, but it is lacking the collaborative and supportive structures to help make them happen. That’s where they come in. Hub Australia is a national network of coworking spaces and learning communities driving innovation through collaboration. Its diverse professional community of over 900 entrepreneurs, freelancers, creatives and small businesses working and connecting in its spaces across Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney, has made Hub home for thought leaders and innovators to connect across business, lifestyle and social impact in Australia.

CoActiv8 sets up and operates work hubs. They are a leading expert in the activation of workspaces.They work with corporate, government and property group clients to create and foster dynamic work hubs. Projects include GPT’s Space&Co., NAB’s the Village and the Oran Park Smart Work Hub.

Hub Australia first came across B Corporation when we saw that our only investor, Small Giants had become Australia’s first certified B Corp. Because of our immense respect for Small Giants, we knew this must be something with a lot of integrity. And when it became clear that this is an effective way to measure environmental, social and environmental metrics, we knew we had to be a part of this amazing movement and emerging ecosystem to help take care of human beings and our planet.

The Change We Seek®

Hub Australia seeks to change the world by being part of the new sharing economy. Hub Australia supports innovation through collaboration, supporting entrepreneurs and other change makers. Through Hub Australia's example of being a B Corporation, Hub has been able to positively influence other small businesses in the Hub network to also become B Corporation certified. Part of Hub's mission is to expand this sphere of influence to bring more small businesses into the B Corporation ecosystem through example and education and support.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

January 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.

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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.

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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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Overall B Score
80
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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