B Corporations like Mightybytes use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.
Mightybytes became a Certified B Corporation in July 2011, and also one of the State of Illinois’ first legal Benefit Corporations in January 2013. We use B Lab’s B Impact Assessment as our blueprint for building a better business, measuring what matters, and benchmarking performance. As proud members of the global B Corp community, we strive to use business as a force for good in the world every day.
We believe that in order for society to enjoy a shared and durable prosperity, businesses should be model corporate citizens, serving as leaders in their communities, and operating transparently as if all stakeholders—not just shareholders—matter. Workers should be given a fair living wage and a work environment that supports inclusion and diversity. Sustainability and corporate responsibility should not be siloed in departments, but built into an organization’s DNA.
We also understand that as a profit-driven, service-based business, sometimes a natural tension exists between profit and purpose. We embrace this conflict and strive to make the best decisions possible with what our resources allow.
Our Triple Bottom Line
A common attribute of all Certified B Corporations is a commitment to a triple bottom line. Here is a little bit about what that means to us:
- People: We seek to have a positive social impact in the lives of our team members, our community, and people around the world.
- Planet: Sustainability is woven into every aspect of our business, from our green office to our company policies, and by being leaders in the field of sustainable web design.
- Prosperity: We are a for-profit business. By being prosperous, we are able to accomplish our goals for People and Planet.
Our B Corp Community
In Chicago, we have a close-knit and thriving community of Certified B Corps. We collaborate with B Corps in other sectors to create change, align purpose with profit, and solve social and environmental problems in our region. Mightybytes is one of several Certified B Corps located on what we affectionately refer to as “B Corp Row.”
Chicago has a higher concentration of digital agency B Corps than most markets, so we tap into that resource to raise awareness around topics we care about. By engaging with a network of like-minded, socially-conscious entrepreneurs in our neighborhood we are able to amplify our outreach and education efforts.
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Our Advisory Committee
We hand-picked an amazing group of talented business leaders who are well-versed in B Corp values and know how to run a triple bottom line business. With their guidance, Mightybytes stays on course to achieve our mission. Our advisory committee includes:
- Adrian Gershom, former Digital Director at Avenue and principal at Offshoot Design.
- Dillon Gilhooley, experienced business leadership professional and V.P. of Technology at LawRevu, Inc.
- Jill Pollack, Founder and Chief Story Wrangler at StoryStudio Chicago, a fellow B Corp and Illinois benefit corporation.
- Diana Smith, V.P. of Sales at Novo Group and President of the Illinois Search and Staffing Association.
What’s the Difference Between a Certified B Corporation and a Benefit Corporation?
Great question! A Certified B Corporation has gone through a rigorous third-party “B Impact Assessment” that measures a company’s performance in several categories including Workers, Community, Customers, Environment, and Governance, which encompasses accountability and transparency.
By becoming a legal Benefit Corporation, a company must change its corporate structure and follow the provisions of Benefit Corporation legislation. This legislation can vary from state to state but the core principle is that a company must provide social benefit alongside its mission to be profitable.
Annual Benefit Report
Annual Benefit Reports, a legal requirement of a Public Benefit Corporation, detail our commitment to the triple bottom line of people, planet, and prosperity. Download our Annual Benefit Report below.