APG Architecture: B Corp and Impact Mapping for Bristol Architecture firm

Key outcomes:

Active member of the Shift Community

Impact Mapping workshop helped focus the direction and mission of the company towards regenerative design

Achieved a high B Corp score surpassing local competition

The Challenge:

After one of the directors of APG, Adam Parsons read the iconic Patagonia book 'Let My People Go Surfing' the leadership team at APG had in mind to go B Corp - this was all the way back in 2018. However, due to competing demands, APG lost its momentum in the process and put the decision to go B Corp on hold. They had a vision and internal culture worthy of the certification, only lacking the time and capacity to demonstrate it within the BIA. They needed some external help.

The Solution:

Fast forward to December 2022, when APG and Future Shift meet for the first time. APJ's vision for positive social and environmental impact is still just as strong but this time, with the help of Future Shift, they strategised a realistic roadmap to achieving their B Corp ambitions. In the space of a couple months, APG not only managed to submit their first B Corp application but gain a BIA score that surpassed all their expectations. With the help of Future Shift, APG can now finally demonstrate its incredible internal culture and innovative sustainable services.