Impact Report

Certified B Corp

Dynamic4 is a social enterprise and certified B Corp focused  on design & innovation for happier communities.

We coach leaders to solve problems that matter and collaborate with people to design and build ideas for happier communities that are more empowered, inclusive, and sustainable.

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 connection to this land, sky, waterways, and community.

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 all.

From Our Founder

G’day!

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 included 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 our first iteration and something we’ll continue to refine as we get better at measuring our outcomes. It’s a picture of our focus and some of the work we’ve done over the past few years – rather than being a year in review or evaluation and measurement report.

As Dynamic4 approaches its 20th year and we find our path through these challenging and turbulent times, I feel confident we’re doing work that really matters. The expectation of business is shifting, and momentum is building. The evidence shows that talent, 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.

Ben Pecotich
Design & Innovation Director/Founder, 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

Our Vision

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

People

Happier communities that are more empowered, inclusive, and sustainable

Prosperity

A fair and inclusive economy for all

Planet

Our planet (land, water, air, nature) is cleaner and healthier

Outcomes We Help Create

  • Social enterprise and purpose-driven organisations move forward with more confidence based on evidence and insight to deliver sustainable impact
  • Business decisions are made with more empathy, focused on solving problems that matter and creating real value – while balancing outcomes for people and our planet with profit
  • People who are happier and healthier, more empathic and inclusive, connected to nature, and feel in control of their lives
Dynamic4 SDGs

Our Guiding Principles

People First

Positive Impact

Perspective & Context

Dynamic & Adaptable​

What We Bring

Coaching, Advice & Leadership

Human-centred approach to coaching leaders solve problems that matter in more empathic and innovative ways

Social Innovation

Deep social enterprise startup experience focussed on designing sustainable business models with embedded impact

Digital

Design, build & run digital solutions to deliver and scale impact

Relationships

Active in the purpose-driven community and ecosystem

Social Investment

Embedded impact plus we invest 10%+ of our annual revenue in actively supporting social enterprise ideas and the ecosystem

B Corp since March 2016

Highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability

Climate Positive since 2010

We consistently minimise our carbon footprint and offset 20% more than our calculated emissions

We Work With

Social Enterprise/ Startup Founders

NFP Leaders

Corporate Leaders

Business, Design & Innovation Students

The Roles We Play

Coaching & Advice

Digital Design & Build

Ecosystem Builder

What We Do

Coaching & Advice

Help leaders solve problems that matter

Dynamic4 Jetpack

Incubator program for early stage social enterprise

Leadership, HCD & Innovation Programs

Work on real problems that matter and learn through doing

Innovation Sprints & Masterclasses

Workshops & coaching at the intersect of design thinking & social entrepreneurship

Virtual CTO/CPO

Coach & advise non-tech founders on digital solutions that deliver & scale impact

Design & Build

Digital solutions that deliver & scale impact

Connect & Build

Invest in the social enterprise, B Corp & design ecosystems

The Results

  • 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.

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Jetpack Social Enterprise Founders

(80% Female Founders)

500+

Social Enterprise & Startup Founders

5,000+

Leaders & Designers in Social Enterprise, NFPs, Corporate & Government

1,300+

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.

Digital Design & Build

We’ve been designing and building digital products since 2001. We specialise in helping our clients take a human-centred approach to designing the UX/UI and building the early version of their solution (MVPs) to test their thinking and iterate rapidly. We focus on the experience with technology as an enabler and are proud to be the digital partner for our social enterprise and purpose-driven clients who are doing great things.

With over 27 years of design and tech experience, our founder Ben is also the Virtual CTO/CPO for several social enterprises – providing coaching and advice for non-tech founders on digital product strategy and architecture, leading design and tech teams, and building internal capacity.

We design, build, and run digital solutions that leverage the power of technology to deliver and scale impact – and thrive in a connected world.

A platform to make systems change initiatives accessible, enabling them to connect, share their experiences, and find relevant tools.

A platform to amplify the ideas of young people and giving them the opportunity to create a portfolio of their entrepreneurial skills.

A social enterprise helping people with intellectual disability build more independence and achieve their goals.

Social Investment

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 $1,000,000 in social enterprises and purpose-driven organisations.

Climate Positive

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.

Strategic Partnerships

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.