Impact Hub Boulder’s Mission

Vision: Catalyze the evolution of individuals and organizations making a profoundly positive impact on people and planet.

Mission:

  • Put into action the best ideas, systems and technology that creates a more just and sustainable world.  
  • Deliver unique impact by providing a physical home that integrates Boulder’s communities in social innovation.  
  • Pollinate the top ideas, lessons and opportunities among the sub-groups of experts in Boulder and Colorado, creating new companies and jobs, while firmly connecting Boulder with the global networks of change-makers.

Values:

  • Action: Beyond simply appreciating new ideas, and models pioneered elsewhere, we focus on implementation and measurable outcomes.
  • Service: We focus on supporting  people and organizations making positive change in the world, honoring concepts of reciprocity, and contributing to activities that strengthen our community.
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit: Foster the creativity, innovation, drive, determination and (multiple forms of) capital necessary to make new ideas come to fruition.
  • Community:  Provide a container and programming to integrate the diverse collection of people and organizations who share a common interest in collective impact on society and the environment.  Actively promote and catalyze learning, sharing, new connections, and cross-disciplinary dialog, leading to collaboration.
  • Inclusivity: Ensure that people from radically different backgrounds have a safe place to connect with people from diverse faith, fields of interest, sectors, backgrounds, points of view, and political and spiritual affiliations. Maintain an attitude of social justice and diversity.  
  • Operational Excellence:  Implement tools and systems that continuously improve operational effectiveness.  Embrace a learning culture, remain agile, and be responsible to the people and natural resources that we entrain in our operations.  

B Corporation Certification: We’re proud to be a Certified B Corporation.

  • B Corporations are a new kind of company which uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.
  • There are currently over 800 Certified B Corporations from more than 60 industries in 28 countries with 1 unifying goal – to redefine success in business.
  • B Corps are important because they inspire all businesses to compete not only to be the best in the world, but to be the best for the world.
  • Certified B Corporations meet higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability.
  • It’s like Fair Trade certification but for the whole business, not just a bag of coffee (or USDA Organic certification, but not just for a carton of milk; or LEED certification, but not just for a building).
  • The performance standards are comprehensive and transparent. They measure a company’s impact on all its stakeholders (e.g. workers, suppliers, community, and the environment).
  • Unlike traditional corporations, Certified B Corporations are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions not only on their shareholders, but also on their stakeholders (e.g., workers, suppliers, community, consumers, and the environment).

Impact Metrics: While we know our metrics will evolve with our understanding, we will start measuring these impacts:

  • Productive collisions
  • Newly catalyzed initiatives and companies
  • Increased local impact investment dollars
  • Increased awareness of social impact in traditional business
  • Increased knowledge and deployment of social innovation practices by members
  • Gross regional happiness (leveraging progress index from Kingdom of Bhutan)

CONTACT INFORMATION:

    • 1877 Broadway, Suite 100

           Boulder, CO 80302

    • 303.629.2899

  

HOURS:

  • MON to FRI: 9 to 6 PM
  • SAT to SUN: closed
  • 24/7 access for Unlimited & office holders
  • Weather policy follows BVSD closures

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