Carpe Diem Education

Certified B Corporation

Oregon, United States

Certified Since

December 2017


Other education


Service with Minor Environmental Footprint

Operates In

United States

Carpe Diem Education redefines what it means to embark on an impactful gap year, by upholding: Community: it permeates every part of their culture—from our core groups on semester to our extended Carpe Diem family, they make it a priority to support and engage with all layers of community. Small groups: they cap our program groups to 10-12 students for a reason: they care about our students’ well-being. Two Overseas Educators lead each small group in order to provide individualized mentorship and ensure safety. Accessibility: their affordable programs and substantial scholarships allow them to stand behind their commitment to accessible and inclusive Gap Year experiences. Leadership: as one of the first organizations to be accredited by the Gap Year Association in 2014, they continue to spearhead industry-wide best practices in field leadership, safety standards, and organizational integrity.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Carpe Diem Education earned an overall score of 112.6. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
112.6 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 17.2

Governance evaluates a company's overall mission, engagement around its social/environmental impact, ethics, and transparency. This section also evaluates the ability of a company to protect their mission and formally consider stakeholders in decision making through their corporate structure (e.g. benefit corporation) or corporate governing documents.

Mission & Engagement2.1
Ethics & Transparency5.1
+ Mission Locked10

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.

Workers 35.5

Workers evaluates a company’s contributions to its employees’ financial security, health & safety, wellness, career development, and engagement & satisfaction. In addition, this section recognizes business models designed to benefit workers, such as companies that are at least 40% owned by non-executive employees and those that have workforce development programs to support individuals with barriers to employment.

Financial Security13.9
Health, Wellness, & Safety7.0
Career Development5.2
Engagement & Satisfaction6.5

Community 48.9

Community evaluates a company’s engagement with and impact on the communities in which it operates, hires from, and sources from. Topics include diversity, equity & inclusion, economic impact, civic engagement, charitable giving, and supply chain management. In addition, this section recognizes business models that are designed to address specific community-oriented problems, such as poverty alleviation through fair trade sourcing or distribution via microenterprises, producer cooperative models, locally focused economic development, and formal charitable giving commitments.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion8.2
Economic Impact4.9
Civic Engagement & Giving7.2
+ Designed to Give25.6

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.

Environment 7.0

Environment evaluates a company’s overall environmental management practices as well as its impact on the air, climate, water, land, and biodiversity. This includes the direct impact of a company’s operations and, when applicable its supply chain and distribution channels. This section also recognizes companies with environmentally innovative production processes and those that sell products or services that have a positive environmental impact. Some examples might include products and services that create renewable energy, reduce consumption or waste, conserve land or wildlife, provide less toxic alternatives to the market, or educate people about environmental problems.

Environmental Management1.4
Air & Climate2.3
Land & Life2.7

Customers 3.8

Customers evaluates a company’s stewardship of its customers through the quality of its products and services, ethical marketing, data privacy and security, and feedback channels. In addition, this section recognizes products or services that are designed to address a particular social problem for or through its customers, such as health or educational products, arts & media products, serving underserved customers/clients, and services that improve the social impact of other businesses or organizations.

Customer Stewardship3.8

Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2022 Overall B Impact Score112.6
2017 Overall B Impact Score107.4

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