Cumulus Studio

Certified B Corporation

Tasmania, Australia

Certified Since

May 2023


Architecture design & planning


Service with Minor Environmental Footprint

Operates In


Cumulus is a leading architectural design practice. Founded in 2011 in Tasmania, the studio has developed a reputation for unique, contextually responsive design. With studios in Hobart, Launceston, Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide, they operate as a single entity to offer a collaborative response and draw on expertise from across the studios as required. From ideation through to delivery, Cumulus uses their collective resources to form, critique and test new ideas, drawing inspiration from the environment to inform design decisions. Cumulus offers full architectural services ranging from initial site assessment and concept design through to project delivery. Fundamental to their work is an understanding of environmental and financial sustainability, which is built into every project — not just an added extra. In-house, Cumulus has experience in education, community based and adaptive reuse projects, as well as tourism, residential and commercial project sectors. Cumulus collaborates closely with their clients to create unexpected spaces that people love. They believe neither people nor design should be squeezed into a single typology or identity - the world is full of rich and diverse experiences and they strive to reflect this in their architecture.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Cumulus Studio earned an overall score of 96.7. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
96.7 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 18.7

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 & Engagement3.2
Ethics & Transparency5.4
+ 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 29.8

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 Security2.1
Health, Wellness, & Safety6.0
Career Development7.3
Engagement & Satisfaction9.2

Community 20.4

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, & Inclusion5.7
Economic Impact9.6
Civic Engagement & Giving1.7

Environment 24.4

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 Management4.6
Air & Climate2.1
Land & Life3.2
+ Training & Collaboration3.3
+ Community5.7
+ Certification0
+ Materials & Codes4.7

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.

Customers 2.8

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 Stewardship2.8

Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2023 Overall B Impact Score96.7

Additional Documentation

Cumulus Studio.Disclosure Report.2023

Cumulus Studio Sustainability Action Plan

Cumulus Studio Reconciliation Action Plan

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