Innovation for People

Systems, Training and Technology to Catalyze Collaborative Relationships

Atlanta, Georgia

United States

ifPeople.net

About Innovation for People

ifPeople helps organizations that make the world a better place use internet technology to communicate and collaborate. By integrating web software with communication strategy, their solutions enable nonprofits and small to medium-sized businesses manage information, build strong relationships, and foster online collaboration. They make technology accessible, simple, and user-friendly so their clients can easily update website content, keep in touch with contacts, and engage with site visitors.

Whether you're a nonprofit or for-profit business, ifPeople has the knowledge and expertise to help you use the web to your full advantage. Their solutions don't just connect you with powerful, cost-effective technology; they provide you with the strategy and training you'll need to employ that technology to meet your long-term goals. Their approach is to ensure you have everything you need to succeed: from design, strategic consulting, project management, and software development to ongoing training and support.

We became a B Corp to formalize our commitment to generate social and environmental benefits through our company, and to join forces with progressive business movement.

The Change We Seek®

ifPeople's mission is to provide the leaders improving the world with the tools and strategies to thrive. Our clients come from diverse industries and are innovating in the areas of health sciences, economic development, microfinance, and Corporate Social Responsibility.

We are dedicated to creating a positive impact through our company. FairSource is one expression of that commitment, and is the backbone of custom software production at ifPeople. FairSource leverages the principles of fair trade to create mutually-beneficial service relationships that promote responsible enterprise development. ifPeople generates projects with clients in the US and Europe, which are then implemented with microenterprises in South America's Southern Cone using Free Software solutions.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

March 2009
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.

13
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.

N/A
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).

20
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.

46
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.

17
6
Overall B Score
95
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: 

Environment: >51% recycled office supplies; policies to minimize corporate travel; use of renewable energy

Employees: >15% of net profits included in profit sharing plan; >50% of individual health insurance premiums covered

Community: >40% of expenditures directed toward local suppliers; >15% of suppliers located in low-income communities; >10% of net profits given to charitable institutions; employees allowed time off for community service

Miscellany: 

News

• ifPeople News Page Go»

Blogs / Feeds

• ifPeople Blog Go»

Values

• About FairSource Go»

Events

• Events and Speaking Engagements Go»