Pro Bono Australia

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Victoria, Australia

Certified Since

July 2014

Sector

Service with Minor Environmental Footprint

Operates In

Australia

Pro Bono Australia is a gateway to the Social Economy. They are an online hub - where Not for Profits, philanthropists, volunteers and sustainable business all converge and work together to drive positive environmental and social change. Pro Bono News is the dominant Media organisation for Australia’s social economy. Pro Bono News is an accredited media organisation and covers news, opinion and analysis. With more than 66,000 subscribers and close to 2 million visitors, their digital footprint is globally unique and fast-growing. Through their specialist news service, events, survey, products and services, they connect, enable and provide a voice for those seeking to create positive change. This ranges from individuals and those working in not-for-profits to philanthropists and investors seeking to fund socially beneficial projects, government agencies exploring social innovation policy, and businesses supplying into and supporting the sector. A pioneering for-profit social enterprise, they’ve been at the forefront of technological innovation and social change since 1999. They employ a small team, and pay for what they provide to the sector by operating as a business and generating income from advertising and commercial services to develop their portfolio of products and service

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Pro Bono Australia earned an overall score of 96.2. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
96.2
96.2 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 9.8

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 & Engagement2.7
Ethics & Transparency4.6
+ Mission Locked2.5

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 21.0

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.

Financial Security3.9
Health, Wellness, & Safety6.0
Career Development2.5
Engagement & Satisfaction5.2

Community 35.9

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.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion7.1
Economic Impact5.0
Civic Engagement & Giving5.7
Supply Chain Management1.5
+ Designed to Give14.2

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.


Environment 8.5

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.

Environmental Management4.6
Air & Climate1.0
Water0.3
Land & Life2.5

Customers 20.8

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.

Customer Stewardship3.1
+ Support for Underserved/Purpose Driven Enterprises13.1
+ Serving in Need Populations4.5

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

2020 Overall B Impact Score96.2
2017 Overall B Impact Score80.2
2014 Overall B Impact Score93.6

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