Service with Minor Environmental Footprint
Marnie Hawson is a values-driven photographer working to help others increase their impact. Her clients work towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This is broadly broken up into two categories: sustainable architecture, and any other project that directly aligns to the SDGs. Being this specific about who she works with enables her to align with people who have a genuine commitment to the environmental and social impact of what they do. Those who are serious about sustainability; who consider communities; who support local; who are ethical, transparent and fair. Who want to contribute to a better world. Marnie began her professional life as an environmental scientist. Today, as a photographer she continues to measure her impact. She is B Corp certified, her practice is carbon neutral, and she is a member of 1% for the Planet. Her focus is helping people doing good in their world, and promoting their stories through pitching to her network of press and publications. If you're looking for art with a purpose, she has a limited edition fine art print shop that gives back to the environment. At least 2% of her revenue is donated annually to approved non-profits, and her Prints for Wildlife series donates 100% of profits directly to independent wildlife shelters.
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.