California, United States
Service with Minor Environmental Footprint
When it comes to storytelling -- from branding and strategy, to content creation, to digital marketing -- it's about digging deeper, confronting the emotional work, and telling that story authentically. That is the work that matters and what makes a brand or cause stand out, be heard and find their tribe – starting with a great story makes it easier to inspire change. Element Five is a San Francisco based branding and strategy agency that exists to help nonprofits and companies of conscience to better define, tell, and spread their stories, helping them to get to the work that really matters: the work of changing the world for the better. Element Five's mission is to create connections between people who might not have otherwise found each other, to capacitate and amplify the voices of organizations, communities and individuals that aspire as they do in their pillars of social justice, equality, inclusion, transparency and authenticity and to do so, always asking “How is what we are doing making the world a better place?” – even if only in a small way.
Overall B Impact Score
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.
The Governance Impact Area evaluates a company's overall mission, engagement around its social and 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.
The Community Impact Area evaluates a company's engagement with and impact on the communities in which it operates, hires from, and sources from. Topics include diversity, equity, and 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.
The Environment Impact Area 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.
The Customers Impact Area 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 and media products, serving underserved customers or clients, and services that improve the social impact of other businesses or organizations.