We are delighted to launch our B Corp annual impact report for our trading year 2021-2022 showing how we put our values into action in the way we develop and run Matter of Focus.

Of course, at Matter of Focus we really care about impact! Not just the impact of our clients’ work, but also our own impact as a purpose-led business.

We became a certified B Corp in 2018 – the 234th UK company to meet the rigorous standard of assessment to demonstrate that we care about people and planet, and not just profit. There are now over 700 B Corps in the UK- a steady acceleration of interest in purpose-led ways of doing business, that we hope will become exponential.

Reporting on our impact

As part of our B Corp certification we report annually on our impact on clients, workers, community, the environment, and on how we govern ourselves in an ethical and sustainable way. We use our own software OutNav to report quarterly to ourselves about our progress towards the outcomes that matter to us. We use the B-Impact Assessment tool to demonstrate the way we look after our clients, workers and take our environmental responsibilities seriously. Using OutNav means we have evidence at the ready for our B Corps assessment.

We are really pleased to be sharing this impact report for 2021-22. We are particularly proud of the work our clients do, and of creating a supportive and enriching environment for our staff team so they can keep making a real difference in helping our clients describe and demonstrate their own impacts.

Sarah Morton, Co-Director – Matter of Focus
Matter of Focus Annual Impact Report 2021-22

Looking forwards

Our 2018 B Corp Impact Score

We are currently undergoing reassessment for our B Corp certification – this happens every three years – and we think we can demonstrate an improvement in our impact on people and the planet.

We are ambitious about our growth in supporting more organisations to describe and demonstrate progress towards the outcomes and impact that matter to them. In particular following the introduction of our programme of collective support for smaller third sector organisations.