250 Million Smiles - A Quarter of a Billion Impacts in the World

What's happening Aug 06, 2021

Time flies.

From the day B1G1 was simply an idea – a mere hope of, “what if everything we did made a positive difference in the world?”, we’ve come a long way.

Today, we feel moved and compelled to express our utmost gratitude to all the businesses who have chosen to contribute to this hope. Collectively, we have now created over 250 million giving impacts, all around the world.

A quarter of a billion is a huge number... There are all sorts of ways we can envisage that. And one way is to imagine a quarter of a billion smiles.

Through the support of B1G1 Businesses...

Millions of days of access to critical resources and opportunities have been distributed to so many people across the globe.

Many more communities have access to water wells.

And more and more children have improved learning environments, gaining access to digital learning equipment, playgrounds and nourishing school meals.

Hundreds of thousands of trees have been planted globally, and many are now bearing fruits for local families to harvest and create additional income too.

Tons of leftover food have been rescued and redistributed as meals for those who need them.

And over time, more businesses have been offsetting their teams' carbon emissions, all the while continuing their efforts to make their business activities more sustainable and responsible.

So many children have been protected from human trafficking.

Women and young entrepreneurs in many different countries have started their own businesses having access to loans and training.

Many have also learnt how to save their own money to create community savings that sustain and enrich their own lives.

And so many of the people who received the extra support to improve their lives have now risen up as the next generation of leaders and givers in their own communities.


They say “the power of any idea is only ever in its implementation.” And we totally agree.

We couldn’t have achieved any of this without you and all the other businesses that are a part of B1G1.

Seeing this curious hope bud into the amazing Giving Movement that it is today, implemented in so many unique ways everywhere around the world, gives us ENORMOUS inspiration and encouragement to keep going. Together, we can inspire many more businesses to make effective giving part of what they do, everyday.

In recent times, we may have been challenged, as we see how divided the world can become across various social issues. But at the same time, we’ve seen real humanity at work within the B1G1 community. We've seen people coming together to tackle pressing issues that are bigger than themselves.

We are here together to challenge the status quo. Business is not just about making money and maximising profit. Businesses are people. And business is about adding greater value, solving shared issues in creative ways, and making lives better. It’s how we all express our life’s mission and purpose in our own unique ways.

And today, we work on making lives around the world better. Together.

So, on behalf of all of us in B1G1, let me thank you all for the unique and important parts you play.

One quarter of a billion is still just the beginning. There is so much more we can continue to do.

And it starts with you.

Masami Sato

Masami is the founder and CEO of B1G1 and is the guiding light behind almost every project in B1G1! She is one of the most humble and inspiring people you’ll ever meet.

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