Dynamic4 is a social enterprise and certified B Corp focused on design & innovation for happier communities.
We coach leaders to solve problems that matter in more empathic and innovative ways – to help create the conditions for people and communities to be more empowered and inclusive, and live in more sustainable ways.
Dynamic4 is located on the lands of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to First Nations Elders past, present, and emerging across Australia – and recognise their ongoing connection to the land, sky, waters, and communities of this beautiful place.
We acknowledge the resilience, knowledge, and wisdom of the oldest living culture on our planet, and we’re committed to collaboration that furthers self-determination and creates a better future for us all.
From Our Founder
Thanks for taking the time to check out our Impact Report.
Dynamic4 is a social enterprise and certified B Corp focused on design and innovation for happier communities. Our purpose is to help create the conditions for people and communities to be more empowered and inclusive, and live in more sustainable ways.
We do this by coaching social enterprise, not-for-profit (NFP), local government, and corporate leaders to solve problems that matter in more empathic and innovative ways. We also collaborate with people to design and build business, product, and service ideas for a happier future.
Since I founded Dynamic4 in 2001, we’ve continually evolved to embed more positive impact in the way we operate and the projects we work on. In the past decade we’ve developed and refined our theory of change, become a certified B Corp, and invested at least 10% of our annual revenue in actively supporting early-stage social enterprise ideas.
This impact report is a work in progress and updated regularly – rather than being a year in review or evaluation and measurement report. We’ll continue to refine it as we get better at measuring our outcomes. It’s a picture of our focus and some of the work we’ve done and are doing.
I feel confident we’re doing work that really matters. The expectation of business is shifting, and momentum is building. The evidence shows that talented people, customers, and investors are increasingly expecting businesses to do great things for both communities and our planet while making money. I’m focused on helping accelerate this transition.
I’d like to take a moment to thank all of our clients, partners, and the communities we work with. We love working with values aligned people to collaborate on creating a positive impact and I feel very lucky to be on this journey with you.
Design & Innovation Director/Founder, Dynamic4
Last updated November 2021.
View my blog series reflecting on 20 years of Dynamic4.
Our Theory of Change
Our purpose and theory of change guides our decisions from top level strategy through to daily operations and the projects we work on
Organisations and leaders solve problems that matter in more empathic and innovative ways – and measure success in outcomes for people, our planet, and prosperity
People and communities have increasing quality of life, are happier, and live on a planet that is cleaner and healthier
Impacts We Contribute To
Outcomes We Help Create
- Social enterprise and purpose-driven organisations move forward with more confidence based on evidence, insight, and empathy to deliver sustainable impact
- Business decisions are made with more empathy, focused on solving problems that matter, and create real value for people and our planet – alongside profit
- People who are happier and healthier, more empathic and inclusive, connected to nature, and feel in control of their lives
Our Guiding Principles
What We Bring
We Work With
The Roles We Play
What We Do
- Leaders who solve problems that matter in more empathic and innovative ways and measure success in people, planet, and prosperity
- Organisations that have a sustainable business model with embedded impact and a clear value exchange
- Ideas that leverage technology to deliver and scale impact
Coaching & Advice
Coaching and advice has always been core to the way we work. We’re well qualified guides, not because we know everything – but because we have the experience, skills, and tools to coach working through and making sense of ambiguity and complexity to find clarity.
We design and deliver a range of program to meet the needs of the founders, leaders, and organisations we work with. These include:
- Jetpack program for social enterprise founders and NFP leaders
- Corporate leadership, human-centred design, and innovation programs where participants learn through doing by working on real problems that matter for a social enterprise client
- Innovation sprints and masterclasses bringing together design thinking and social entrepreneurship
- Events and mentoring to connect and build the social enterprise, B Corp, startup, and design communities
The thing all of these programs have in common?
Our focus is helping leaders solve problems that matter in more empathic and innovative ways while measuring success in outcomes for people, our planet, and prosperity.
Jetpack Social Enterprise Founders
(80% Female Founders)
Social Enterprise & Startup Founders
Leaders & Designers in Social Enterprise, NFPs, Corporate & Government
Business, Design & Innovation Students
Jetpack program to get clarity on the purpose and theory of change – and test and iterate the thinking by taking a human-centred design approach.
Project-based experiential leadership program where participants collaborate on a real business challenge with a NFP/social enterprise client.
Practical design thinking workshops focused on learning through doing and coaching by exploring the Socially Sustainable Parramatta goals and increasing citizen engagement.
Dynamic4 is committed to sustainable positive change for people and our planet. We do this by embedding impact in everything we do – which includes working with clients who follow ethical and sustainable business practices, and by working on projects focused on making a positive impact.
In addition to this we commit a pool of at least 10% of our annual revenue to invest in actively supporting ideas for happier communities that are more empowered, inclusive, and sustainable.
We invest some of this investment pool in the form of grants through Dynamic4 Good, and some by taking an equity position through Dynamic4 Ventures.
Since founding these programs in 2013, we’re proud to have invested over $1,558,000 in social enterprises, purpose-driven organisations, and helping build the ecosystem.
In 2019, we were one of the 533 B Corps who publicly committed to net zero emissions by the year 2030 at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid.
As highlighted in B Corp’s official statement: “we affirm our commitment to collective and immediate action to halt and reverse the current climate trajectory and to build an economic system whose purpose is to create shared and durable prosperity for all and for the long term. We not only call on our community of B Corps, but all businesses to champion meaningful climate solutions to secure the health of people and our home planet for future generations.”
At Dynamic4, we take this commitment seriously. Since 2010 we’ve consistently minimised our carbon impact and offset 20% more than our calculated emissions. We’re proud to have been climate positive since 2010 and will continue this commitment over the next decade and beyond.
We also encourage our clients, partners, and communities to take meaningful climate action. This is a key consideration for us when selecting our suppliers. Moving forward, we’ll continue to explore ways to advocate for our environment and champion meaningful climate action to secure the health of our planet and life on it.
At Dynamic4, we love collaborating and partnering to amplify impact. We work with values aligned purpose-driven partners to challenge our thinking and learn from while co-designing great experiences and products. Sefa Partnerships is one of our key partners who we’ve had the privilege of working with over the years.
Collaborating to design and deliver learning and capacity building programs for social enterprises and senior corporate leaders.
Make contact now and say hello. We’ll have a chat to understand what you’re looking to achieve, the budget and timeline you’re working with, and how we can work together – to get your idea to market.