Sylvain Labs is a Certified B Corporation®, which is recognized as the highest standard for corporate social impact.

 

A LETTER from Alain

Sylvain Labs has become a Certified B Corporation® – a new type of company, which harnesses the power of business to drive social impact.

Why? Because we fundamentally believe profit and purpose can happily co-exist. And by committing to rigorous standards we can fulfill our driving purpose: to leverage the might of corporations for the greater good. It allows us to further our allegiance to the members of our team, our communities and the environment at large.

Becoming a Certified B Corporation® is ultimately about reconciling our work with who we are as people. We are a company founded and governed by empathy. We celebrate diversity in ourselves and in the world we inhabit. Day in, day out, we work with our clients to develop new brands and products that touch people’s lives in a very real way, and we take that responsibility seriously.

Being a Certified B Corp, to us, means maintaining our own integrity. It means knowing that we are investing our time, our brains, and our souls into pursuits we can feel proud about.

Alain sig
 
 

What is a B Corp?

A B Corporation is a for-profit company dedicated to using business as a force for social good.

 
 
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Rigorously Certified

B Corporations are certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, public accountability and legal transparency.

 
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In Good Company

Today, B Corp status has become a badge of honor for more than 2,200 purpose-driven businesses from 50 countries and over 130 industries. Check out our public profile.

 
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Redefining Success

The people and businesses participating in this global movement are all working towards one unifying goal: To redefine success in business.

 
 

Concept Paper

Since Sylvain Labs was founded we have been exploring the connection between our work – innovation and brand design – to social impact. How does our work influence people beyond consumer behavior? We partnered with Coda Societies, a firm that drives the design and development of citizen-centered infrastructures, services and organizations, to draft Virtuous Consumption, a concept paper.

Download Virtuous Consumption
 
 

Case Studies

We try to invest our minds and time on projects that make the world a better place and further a broader social purpose.

 
Pro-bono Projects

Amani

 

Amani Global Works is transforming the wellbeing of Idjwi Island, a remote island in lake Kivu, which lies on the border between the Democratic republic of Congo and Rwanda. We helped AGW rethink its global fundraising strategy to scale its operation.

 

Lower East Side Girls Club

 

The Lower Eastside Girls Club (LESGC) connects young women to healthy and successful futures. We developed a strategy and leadership program for LESGC and helped LESGC train the next generation of innovators.

 

Help

 

The Haitian Education and Leadership Program (HELP) is using merit and needs based scholarships to rewrite Haiti’s future from the inside out. We assisted HELP in identifying what makes the organization unique amongst a sea of NGOs and in attracting more donations for future students.

 
 

Amani Global Works is transforming the wellbeing of Idjwi Island, a remote island in lake Kivu, which lies on the border between the Democratic republic of Congo and Rwanda. We helped AGW rethink its global fundraising strategy to scale its operation.

 
 

The Lower Eastside Girls Club (LESGC) connects young women to healthy and successful futures. We developed a strategy and leadership program for LESGC and helped LESGC train the next generation of innovators.

 
 

The Haitian Education and Leadership Program (HELP) is using merit and needs based scholarships to rewrite Haiti’s future from the inside out. We assisted HELP in identifying what makes the organization unique amongst a sea of NGOs and in attracting more donations for future students.

 
Client Projects

Waze

 

Waze is transforming the mobility space, fueled by the belief that people working together have the power to improve the way the world moves. We continue to partner with Waze to define its brand and place in culture and to uncover new opportunities to bring people together through everyday acts of cooperation.

 

WNBA

 

The WNBA's mission is to inspire and empower women. We worked with the league to craft a long-term growth strategy that focuses on connecting with young women around the world and highlighting the strength and power of the W's players.

 

BlackRock

 

BlackRock is the largest investment management company in the world, tasked with managing the wealth of a diversity of clients from global institutions to the pension funds of teachers and civic workers. We helped BlackRock uncover its purpose: empowering end investors to advance their financial well-being.

 
 

Waze is transforming the mobility space, fueled by the belief that people working together have the power to improve the way the world moves. We continue to partner with Waze to define its brand and place in culture and to uncover new opportunities to bring people together through everyday acts of cooperation.

 
 

The WNBA's mission is to inspire and empower women. We worked with the league to craft a long-term growth strategy that focuses on connecting with young women around the world and highlighting the strength and power of the W's players.

 
 

BlackRock is the largest investment management company in the world, tasked with managing the wealth of a diversity of clients from global institutions to the pension funds of teachers and civic workers. We helped BlackRock uncover its purpose: empowering end investors to advance their financial well-being.

 
 

Client Partnerships

We’re proud of the company we keep, maintaining a roster of clients who share our core values and commit to the greater good.

 

“At Airbnb, we strive to leverage our company’s unique assets for social good. From philanthropy to employee volunteerism, to our host community and the use of our technology, we are always working to embody our mission of creating a world where you can belong anywhere.”


“For us at Patagonia, a love of wild and beautiful places demands participation in the fight to save them. We donate our time, services and at least 1% of our sales to hundreds of grassroots environmental groups all over the world who work to help reverse the tide.”


“Our commitment to building a Better World is unwavering. From reducing carbon emissions, to cleaning our local watersheds; engaging local farmers to share best practices, to developing new strains of barley – we bring the same dedication and commitment we have for brewing great American beer to supporting the communities we call home.”


“As a public company and a fiduciary to our clients, BlackRock is deliberate in our commitment to using our resources responsibly to support the long-term sustainability of our firm and of the global environment. We seek alternative approaches that can reduce or offset the environmental impact of our corporate offices; we provide opportunities for employees to engage on sustainability-themed initiatives, and volunteer in their local communities around the globe.”


“[Our mission is] to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Since the beginning, our goal has been to develop services that significantly improve the lives of as many people as possible. Not just for some. For everyone.”


“Philanthropy and service have always been an integral part of Bloomberg culture. This dedication goes back to founder Michael R. Bloomberg’s personal commitment to giving back. Sustainability is embedded in our products, operations and people. We’re committed to mainstreaming sustainable finance and business, reducing our carbon emissions and engaging our employees and communities.”