2022 was another year of seismic change. We doubled down on our mission to help as many businesses as possible become a force for good, working with 90 incredible clients across Europe and the UK, and moving closer towards our goal of helping 10 million people join the shift.
As Seismic celebrates it’s second birthday, we reflect on a phenomenally exciting and action-packed 24 months for our business – 99 B Corp points, 1 B Lab Europe Partnership, 1 top 100 Escape to the City award, 2 COP gatherings and now 33 Seismic Change Makers on our team. Plus, we’ve had the privilege of supporting pioneering businesses to accelerate their ESG journeys.
Our first birthday was spent celebrating Seismic’s official B Corp certification, a career highlight that we still can’t quite put into words. Needless to say, we’re incredibly proud to join this powerful movement for change. It underpins everything we do – for our clients, for our team, for our suppliers and advisors. Seismic simply wouldn’t exist without B Corp.
Celebrating 1,000 UK B Corps at the Natural History Museum was another moment we’ll remember for the rest of our lives. We’ve witnessed the movement’s growth and seen first-hand the potential and opportunity the framework provides businesses of all sizes, which made connecting with this community of changemakers so incredibly special (underneath an 85 ft whale skeleton named ‘Hope’!).
We ended the year becoming B Lab Europe’s strategic evaluation partner, to help them to meet growing demands for B Corp Certification as the movement gets bigger, bolder and more impactful.
Of course, there is always more to be done.
Our 2nd birthday comes on the back of the 6th assessment report from the IPCC. UN General Secretary António Guterres said: “This report is a clarion call to massively fast-track climate efforts by every country and every sector and on every timeframe. Our world needs climate action on all fronts: everything, everywhere, all at once”.
This is clearly yet another rallying cry for a Seismic Shift.
We could feel overwhelmed by the magnitude of what we want to achieve – and how many more people we need to reach to make our vision a reality. After all, 10 million is a seriously ambitious target. But that’s the point. We are here to make the seismic changes we know the world needs. We have to be as ambitious as we can, and take bold action to fix our planet. The stakes are too high not to.
We are here to make the seismic changes we know the world needs. We have to be as ambitious as we can, and take bold action to fix our planet. The stakes are too high not to.
There isn’t a single solution to the social and environmental challenges we face. Instead, it comes down to people. People who have the ambition and determination to make a real impact. At Seismic, we’re fortunate to be surrounded by such people each and every day: our team, our clients and our community.
The three of us joined forces in March 2021, combining our different skill sets and experiences to amplify our impact. 14 more people joined us in the nine months that followed, and by the end of 2022, our team was 24 strong. This is the momentum we need to have as big an impact as possible: scaling our ambition and matching this with collective action.
Our people are key to our purpose. It’s why our internal vision is to make Seismic the best place our employees have ever worked. So, you can imagine how delighted we were to be recognised by Escape the City as one of the top 100 purposeful organisations to ‘escape’ to in 2022. It’s a sign that we’re on the right track – and a reminder to continue being human first in all that we do.
We’re also committed to building and nurturing our community: through virtual events like our Breakfast Briefings, as well as those we’ve hosted in real life, the highlight being our panel discussion for COP27, in collaboration with x+why. The more people that join us on our journey, the more meaningful it becomes.
We’ve got many years ahead of us: 10 million people is just the beginning…
Amy, Andy and Paul
Read our 2022 Impact Report
Our annual Impact Report allows us to look back and reflect on what we’ve achieved, be transparent about our impact and hold ourselves to account. We’ve had some pretty Seismic moments – read our story so far.