Marlin Communications

Certified B Corporation

New South Wales, Australia

Certified Since

July 2018


Other info service activities


Service with Minor Environmental Footprint

Operates In


Marlin Communications is a full service creative agency that proudly specialises in providing a range of creative services to charities, causes and not-for-profit organisations. They are a team of dedicated strategists, planners, copywriters and designers—all bound by a shared belief in what their clients do, that their time and efforts matter and that every cause they work with is worthy. Everything they do is based on a belief that they add value to their clients and contribute to the success of their campaigns. Whether that's by better defining their value proposition or raising more money for their work across fundraising or advocacy. They are solar powered and 100% renewable; and in 2016 they won the City of Sydney, CitySwitch New Signatory of the Year award. They believe in a more just world; a society that can raise expectations of decency, fairness and equality—and they welcome any opportunity from any organisation that can help realise this. They are very proud to be a B Corp—and wish to work to the day where such certification becomes 'the norm'; rather than the exception.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Marlin Communications earned an overall score of 111.2. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
111.2 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 16.3

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 & Engagement2.7
Ethics & Transparency3.6
+ 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 28.0

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 Security7.5
Health, Wellness, & Safety4.2
Career Development5.2
Engagement & Satisfaction6.8

Community 15.3

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, & Inclusion2.0
Economic Impact7.3
Civic Engagement & Giving3.8

Environment 11.6

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 Management3.9
Air & Climate3.1
Land & Life2.7

Customers 39.7

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 Stewardship2.9
+ Support for Underserved/Purpose Driven Enterprises29.7
+ Serving in Need Populations7

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

2022 Overall B Impact Score111.2
2018 Overall B Impact Score90.6

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