Mark Leibowitz Photography Inc.

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

California, United States

Certified Since

May 2012

Sector

Service with Minor Environmental Footprint

Operates In

United States

Mark Leibowitz Photography, Inc. practices and creatively develops sustainable photography services for advertising, commercial and private clients. Their photographs are a blend of portrait, fashion, lifestyle and travel images from around the world. They strive to create images that capture the emotions and experiences of our subjects while resonating with their audience and enriching the human experience. As a small company they work hard to minimize their impact on the planet and help create positive change. They believe in a smart way of doing business where our people, community and natural resources are valued. They wish to use their creative abilities to help broaden social and environmental well-being. Through constantly improving the ethics and sustainability of our business, they hope to influence our clients and suppliers to consciously reflect on their businesses and the associated impact they have.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Mark Leibowitz Photography Inc. earned an overall score of 86.5. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
86.5
86.5 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 16.9

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.

Mission & Engagement1.3
Corporate Accountability1.7
Transparency3.9
+ 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 27.3

The Workers Impact Area evaluates a company's contributions to its employees' financial security, health and safety, wellness, career development, as well as overall engagement and 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.

Compensation & Wages11.5
Benefits5.4
Training & Education1.2
Worker Ownership2.7
Management & Worker Communication5.7

Community 28.3

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.

Job Creation1.2
Diversity & Inclusion3.2
Civic Engagement & Giving10.0
Local Involvement9.3
Suppliers, Distributors & Product3.5

Environment 5.9

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.

Land, Office, Plant0.0
Inputs3.8
Outputs2.1

Customers 8.1

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.

+ Support for Underserved/Purpose Driven Enterprises1.6
+ Arts, Media, & Culture6.5
+ Serving in Need Populations0

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.



Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2017 Overall B Impact Score86.5
2014 Overall B Impact Score95.4
2012 Overall B Impact Score94.2

Best for the World

Each year, B Lab releases lists honoring the top-performing Certified B Corporations overall as well as within each Impact Area.

Best For The World: Workers2017
Best For The World: Workers2016
Best For The World: Workers2015
Best For The World: Workers2014
Best For The World: Workers2013

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