Energy for the People

Energy and financial modelling, procurement and project services

Melbourne, Victoria


About Energy for the People

Energy for the People's founders, Tosh and Alex, were both working in large organisations when they met. They were agitating for a new energy market - one that was customer-focused and supported important social and community aims, not just the bottom line. A timely introduction by a mutual friend put the two together and, six months later, Energy for the People was born.

"Energy for the People" is a play on the Gettysburg address - a common reference point for the birth of modern democracy. In order for democracy to work effectively, The People need to be constantly engaged and informed. They also need to have faith and trust in their elected representatives. Democracy doesn’t just happen, it requires constant effort and diligence to ensure The People’s interests are served.

Energy for the People's role is the provision of independent, clean energy services. To support the aim of transitioning to a democratic energy market, the company ensures its clients fully understand their energy options and make well-informed energy decisions. The process builds trust, and is critical to ensuring the great energy market transition we are experiencing will serve the interests of The People.

We decided to become a B Corp in order to formally embed our business philosophies within our business practices. We see B Lab, and the B Corp movement, as a progressive force, preparing the ground for a fundamental shift in the way we do business in the 21st century. We view commerce with social intelligence as a key part of the solution to the environmental and social problems currently in place around the world, and we wanted Energy for the People to be a publicly active part of that solution.

The Change We Seek®

Energy for the People’s is seeking to rapidly transform the energy market, turning energy customers into energy citizens, who are engaged, and educated, about their energy choices. They seek to turn everyday people into proactive agents of change, accelerating the uptake of clean energy, while delivering on broader community goals such as social justice and equality.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

November 2014

Company Score

Median Score*



The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.



The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.



The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).



The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.



The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

Overall B Score

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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