The Designers Accord was created in late 2007 as a five-year project to mainstream sustainability in the global creative community. Formed as a distributed knowledge network of design firms, universities, and business leaders, the Designers Accord has helped advance the conversation around the ethics, practices, and responsibilities of the creative community.
The next five-year phase of the Designers Accord will shift from community building to carrying out select projects. The transition to project-based interventions reflects the current needs of our community, marketplace, and culture in engaging richly in the topic of sustainability. One of our current projects is Creative Power Day.
Through both phases of the Designers Accord, over half a million people from 100 countries have engaged in more than 60 events and projects.
The Designers Accord has been featured in many publications, including TIME, Businessweek, Fortune, Forbes, Fast Company, and books on sustainability, the history of design, and Silicon Valley.
Recently, the Designers Accord was included in the California: Designing Freedom exhibition at the Design Museum in London, the world’s leading museum devoted to architecture and design.
View the infographic below for a snapshot of the Designers Accord activities and progress from 2007-2012.
To adopt the Designers Accord, or to view current design firm and agency adopters, please visit the Core77 Design Directory.Contact Valerie Casey, Founder of the Designers Accord at firstname.lastname@example.org