2023

Barretto-Co. firmly believes that businesses have a responsibility to be a force for good.

We are thrilled to announce our ambitious and purpose-driven journey toward making a significant environmental and social impact with our work—an objective we've worked toward for decades.

As a Bay Area-based creative agency, we recognize the urgent need for collective action to address the pressing challenges our planet and communities face today.

Guided by our core values of creativity, innovation, and responsibility, we are on a path to integrate sustainability and social consciousness into every aspect of our work.

Our vision is to leverage the power of design, storytelling, and technology to inspire awareness, incite action, and shape a more equitable and environmentally resilient world. By adopting sustainable practices, reducing our carbon footprint, promoting diversity and inclusivity, and supporting local communities—we aim to lead by example.

We also recognize the importance of education and advocacy. As part of our mission, we will actively engage in raising awareness about critical environmental and social issues, empowering individuals and organizations to make informed choices and participate in collective efforts for change.

We invite our clients, collaborators, and vendors to join us in making positive change through creativity, innovation, and purpose.

Empowering People. Transforming Communities. Preserving Our Planet.

Barretto-Co. provides creative work as a source for doing good, impacting change, and bettering human experiences.

We are a team of futurists on a mission to create positive change and unforgettable experiences. We strive to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, be good stewards of the environment, and positively contribute to our local communities. We seek out kindred organizations to increase opportunities for DEI through pro bono services, mentorships, hiring, certifications, and vendor relationships.

We support our local community by ensuring that at least 50% of our suppliers and vendors are within a 50-mile radius, and at least 75% of our clients are.

We are a minority-owned, SLEB-certified, virtual design studio with purpose.

Our Values

  • Creativity
  • Innovation
  • Responsibility

Our Social Impact

Our objective is to leave a positive, lasting mark on the world by dedicating 40% (or more) of our total creative working hours toward work that aligns with common and shared values—better education, improved neighborhoods, equitable housing, sustainable energy, bridging cultural divides, enhanced public health, and boosting civic and community pride.

#3: Good Health and Well-Being #4: Quality Education #10: Reduced Inequalities #11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

To our stakeholders

To Our Stakeholders,

We are delighted to share with you our first impact report, highlighting the future goals and existing benchmarks of Barretto-Co. in our ongoing mission to create meaningful environmental and social change.

Through your continued support and partnership, we have made significant strides toward our sustainability goals and have positively impacted the communities we serve. This report showcases our commitment to responsible practices, innovative initiatives, and collaborative efforts that have enabled us to drive tangible outcomes, demonstrating that together, we are making a real difference.

We express our sincere gratitude for your unwavering belief in our vision, and we look forward to your continued involvement as we forge ahead on our journey.

Steven Barretto

Impact on Community

Committed to Education

We have partnered with organizations like Calbright College. Calbright is a public community college established by the state of California. In that sense, they are a traditional institution: a public, non-profit college–part of the California Community Colleges system. In every other way, Calbright is a new kind of college. Their unique education model offers an accessible, career-focused education, designed to work within the schedules of California’s working-age adults.

Impact on People

Goals

Our Vision for the Future

We are pivoting our longstanding business model to an impact business model. Our goal is to state our intention, plan and implement the operational policies and practices that will help us achieve our objectives, and then measure and report on our progress. We’re “hyped” and we can’t wait to get started.