“Businesses should pay rent to our Planet” says 1% for the Planet CEO, Kate Williams.
As a business, your company is expected to pay rent for your office, pay for the power, and other resources you use and pay tax to the government of your jurisdiction. So, how come no business is expected to pay rent to our Planet?
And it’s a game-changing idea to do so.
Today, more and more businesses are choosing to pledge part of their income and business resources to doing good.
All of the B1G1 Members around the world are doing this in one way or another. It’s this voluntary action that’s making our world a better place.
In the diversity of the Business for Good community, some companies are naturally more passionate about improving and preserving our environment. Others are dedicated to other social issues - reducing poverty and inequality, providing quality education, preventing human-rights violations, or even protecting animals. B1G1 doesn’t dictate what you have to do.
We admire and respect every form of giving.
At the same time though, we believe that good goal-setting can let you achieve even more. So, if you want to set your own goals for your social contribution, ‘1% giving’ may be a good starting point.
The idea is to allocate 1% of your revenue or sales activities to creating social impacts. If every business in the world did this, we would have trillions of dollars to solve global issues.
Today, we are delighted to announce that some of your giving with B1G1 can now be included in your pledge with the 1% for the Planet initiative. All of our 50+ projects under the ‘Environment’ category can qualify for this.
All you need to do is to retain and furnish your giving receipts from B1G1 when you go through the verification process with the 1% for the Planet initiative.
Partnerships and alliances like this matter to us and to the B1G1 Community because we can only make a real dent in the big issues we face as humanity when we come together and take actions together.
So, whether or not you choose to pledge something officially, paying rent to the Planet is one great idea we can all practice in our own ways aside from other projects and causes you choose to support.
As a business, you can conserve the use of natural resources, reduce your emissions and even give to some of the optimised environmental projects regularly in B1G1 such as the ‘Plant a Tree in the World’ global project and ‘Carbon Offset Bundles’.
These projects make your giving even more effective by distributing your contributions to B1G1 projects around the world. And creating automatic monthly giving is now made easy so you don’t miss your rent payment!
Paying rent to our Planet is now easier than ever.
Join us in the mission to create a world full of caring businesses that keep paying forward always, in all ways.