Left

Web and Mobile Businesses

Maple Ridge, British Columbia

Canada

left.io

About Left of the Dot Media

“Imagine if…” It was those two words that launched the Left story in 2010. Imagine if they could build a company built on innovation and ideas, where thinking differently was cherished rather than chastised. Imagine if they could leverage technology, marketing, and automation to build businesses of real and lasting value. Imagine if what they built made a difference to their families, their Community, and the world at large.

The founders at Left held a belief that a company built on a set of Core Values and an anything-is-possible attitude could indeed change the world. Their 10 core values have held strong since establishment. These values spoke about who they were as much as what they were going to create. They have guided their journey to ensure they always maintain their goal of doing business for all the right reasons. Yes, there would be bumps and bruises and failures along the way, but with persistence and a talented team– the final output would be something of which they could be proud. And that really is their big dream: to be proud of the mark they’ve made.

Our goal is to spread inspiration and encourage other companies to make a positive impact on the world with their business. We want to shout our excitement from the rooftops so our customers, employees, and fellow companies know the importance of our values and our community efforts. We are proud to be part of the influential B Corp community and are honored to be associated with other amazing businesses.

The Change We Seek®

Left dreams of a world where every person on the planet has the ability to connect, without worrying about expensive data plans or infrastructure creation. By providing equal opportunities to connect, they believe they can facilitate empowerment and new opportunities for individuals. From students in Bangladesh to farmers in Malawi, the sharing of knowledge and ideas will amount to amazing changes in the world around them.

In realizing their vision of connecting the next billion people, they aim to make the journey as great as the destination. They want to be a leading example of a company that can achieve its targets, while still honouring and cherishing this incredible world - and everyone in it. They aim to have a community in which all the businesses come together to create the best place to live, work, and play! They dream of a world where all business employees and leaders can go home to their family and be proud of the work they do and the goals they aim to achieve.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

March 2017
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.

5
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.

34
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).

32
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.

17
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
101
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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