What’s a Triple Bottom Line, you ask? Simply put, it refers to companies regarding people, planet, and profit in equal measure.
B-Corporations & Triple Bottom Line
LEAP Architecture is a mission driven company. We help people better their lives through great design, while facilitating environmentally responsible living. And we’re not the only ones.
Treating people and the environment with care is not a new idea. It can be argued that this practice has been around a long, long time. Native American culture comes to mind. On the other hand, there is no shortage of companies we might characterize as money-worshiping, cut-throat, business pirates.
Thankfully, the tide is turning and more companies are taking a stand on their vales. In 2006, B Lab established itself as rating agency for businesses working to be a force for good (1). In other words, they created a method to value businesses based on their greater societal and environmental impacts. It’s akin to being certified organic in the coffee industry.
B Corp companies are mission driven. They demonstrate, and are transparent about their internal company values. This can be extended to working with values-driven-vendors, such that like-minded entities can partner and collaborate together.(2) Like LEAP!
The B Corp movement is one of the most important of our lifetime, built on the simple fact that business impacts and serves more than just shareholders—it has an equal responsibility to the community and to the planet.
Rose Marcario, CEO of Patagonia
Mission Driven Companies
We’ll just come out and say it. We LOVE working with mission driven companies. We are really good at helping them enhance their visions through architecture. Some of our previous posts touch on the many ways that building design helps inform company culture, employee health, and client behavior.
Architecture that promotes people, planet and profits is a complex process. LEAP’s design approach sets us apart from other firms. Our method helps clients articulate their goals for the look, feel and function of the space. Their inspiration, combined with our guidance create beautiful spaces.
We’re here to guide you. LEAP can help your organization fulfill its mission driven goals. We’re humbled by the companies out there making a difference in the world. We’re honored to help them do it better.
Contact us – We’d love to help you meet your triple bottom line!