Where to find event businesses with a social purpose
01 March 2021 | Community Tips
To celebrate B Corp Month this March, we’ve put together a useful guide to champion fellow B Corporations in our industry that are doing great work not only in the event space but in the areas of social and environmental responsibility too.
If you’re unfamiliar with B Corp, here’s the lowdown.
Certified B Corporations are businesses that balance purpose and profit. They are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on their workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment. They make up a community of leaders, driving a global movement of people using business as a force for good. And they’re in good company too, with well-known brands like Ben & Jerry’s, Patagonia, Bank of Australia, T2 and The Body Shop all part of the movement.
So as an event planner, how can you ensure your next live or virtual event is having a positive impact? Here’s one easy way: choose vetted suppliers.
7 B Corp certified event businesses to consider for your next meeting
Venue: Hub Australia
For boardroom meetings and client presentations to creative strategy sessions and all-day workshops, Hub Australia offers great spaces for hire in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
“Hub works to incorporate positive impact to our business, empowering the growth of purpose-driven ventures and supporting environmental and societal impact for our 3000+ members. We donate 1% of our total desk capacity to purpose-driven ventures through our Flexi Impact Program. We donate 1% of our time by supporting our team to volunteer for impactful initiatives. Our business and all locations are certified carbon neutral.”Hub Australia
Catering: Dan the Man Cooking
Food that tastes amazing and reduces waste to landfill – what’s not to love. Dan the Man caters for corporate events, venues, weddings, private events and can even provide waste audits and consultation for your business.
“Dan the Man cooking is an event catering and planning company focused on creating food experiences that rock your radishes. We use seasonal and local produce that are intelligently put together to create dishes that people want to eat. Aside from making ridiculously delicious food, we are on a journey to zero waste, connecting undervalued resources in our community.”Dan the Man Cooking
Audio Visual Production and Virtual Events: AV1
Yes, obviously we’re including ourselves in this list. AV1 was the first B Corp certified AV company in the world and we’re pretty proud of that. Our business has been built on values of authenticity, inclusiveness and sustainability and we’ve always prioritised finding ways to serve our community through the work we do – such as providing opportunities for purpose-driven and charitable organisations to run their events with our support.
“AV1 looks after audio visual and creative production for all types of corporate events across Australia with local operations in Sydney, Melbourne and Gold Coast. We have high quality, purpose-built livestreaming studios which offer the ideal environment to produce virtual and hybrid events.”AV1
Marketing & Communications: Mkt
Seeking support with your events and activations or marketing and promotions? Mkt can help.
“We help brands evolve by working across key disciplines specialising in strategic Public Relations as well as assisting many clients across digital and social marketing, strategic planning, activation, events and direct marketing.”Mkt
Content: Digital Storytellers
Film production, event scribing, workshops, animations and illustrations – Digital Storytellers can craft bold stories and eye-catching graphics for your live or digital event.
“We craft impactful stories for a better world. Our mission is to create a more inclusive narrative by helping to tell stories that matter, and sharing our knowledge and resources to empower a wider community of storytellers.”Digital Storytellers
Registration: Sprintr by AV1
Even your registration provider can be a purpose-driven business. Sprintr’s onsite registration system reduces waste by printing only on-demand and has sustainable, biodegradable badge paper options.
“Sprintr provides a suite of registration and attendee management solutions for events in Australia and overseas. From contactless registration and badge printing kiosks, lead capture, session tracking and event apps through to virtual event platforms and online exhibitions – benefit from seamless technologies that make planning and running events easier for all.”Sprintr by AV1
Coffee! Pablo & Rusty’s
Almost everyone needs a hot cuppa in their hands when they walk into a conference room. Why not offer sustainably sourced Pablo & Rusty’s coffee at your next meeting. PSA: They have weekly specials available throughout all of March for B Corp Month.
“Pablo & Rusty’s is a Sydney based coffee roaster relentlessly committed to making the world a better place. We source and roast the most delicious beans in the most sustainable way possible. We are a B Corp certified company and invest in tree planting and rebuilding biodiversity hotspots. We run our factory on solar and work closely with farmers, with the goal of eliminating waste in the coffee supply chain. We love coffee and our intent is that with every sip, we are doing good together.”Pablo & Rusty’s
There are more than 320 B Corps in Australia and New Zealand and almost 3,500 in the world. Looking for a particular service or product and want to know that it’s doing good for the world? Explore the B Corp directory here or follow B Corp on social media.
And if you’re seeking gift ideas for an upcoming celebration or corporate, check out this brilliant B Corp Gift Guide.