OneSeventeen Media, PBC

Educational Technology (EdTech)

Austin, Texas

United States

oneseventeenmedia.com

About OneSeventeen Media

Proud to be Texas’ first B Corp, OneSeventeen Media makes kids’ lives better and easier to manage with MyMobileMentor™.

MyMobileMentor gives students a personal need-it-now digital mentor right in the palm of their hand – intuitively at-the-ready anytime they feel their life is getting tricky. For schools and parents, MyMobileMentor is a “digital first responder.” Meeting kids in their tech-based culture early gets to the heart of the matter quicker helping them make wiser decisions before they’re in deeper trouble.

OneSeventeen Media's suite of easy-to-use mobile apps helps kids see and self-solve social emotional situations. MyMobileMentor is full of kid-quippy, thought-provoking questions, action-oriented goals, tips & techniques. This student-tested, teacher-approved, evidence-based ecosystem helps students overcome challenges and find opportunities – turning dropouts into graduates. Students are happier. Schools are safer.

Having engaged 1.9 million students has validated that most days, all kids need a little help figuring out life and how to get along with the people around them.

We became a B Corporation for several reasons. First, we were looking for a like-minded community of individuals and companies who set, and met, high standards for social mission performance and accountability. Second, we create paradigm-shifting products and we want to associate with other companies who have set out to change the world. Third, we are inspired by organizations that do not hesitate to change the rules when they are no longer effective.

The Change We Seek®

OneSeventeen Media is passionate about making kids’ lives better and easier to manage. By creating relevant social media tools, they help them navigate their world in a respectful, responsible and confident way to become successful, productive global citizens.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

February 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.

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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.

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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6
Overall B Score
99
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: 4% renewable energy; % renewables increased annually; Facilities located near public transit

Employees: Living wage paid to all employees; >80% of employee health insurance costs covered; Provides feedback to employees several times annually including social and environmental goals

Community: >60% of purchases from local suppliers; 100% women-owned business; Partnership with its own non-profit, KidThrive.org  

Consumers: 78% of services are directed towards providing an educational and social community for teens and tweens

Miscellany: 

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