1% for the Planet - the Responsible Business Model
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About the Event
Climate change is no longer just a forecast or a scientific hypothesis. The consequences of human activity make their impact on the Earth and it is changing.
In 2002 two businessman – Patagonia’s founder Yvon Chouinard and Blue Ribbon Flies’ owner – Craig Mathews, established 1% for the Planet – a global network of companies which donate 1% of their annual income back to the environment. The idea is simple: because companies profit from the resources they take from the earth, they should protect those resources and give back to the Blue planet.
The 1% for the Planet model works threw the partnership between its members – companies, individuals and non-governmental organizations. Today, the organization has more than 1800 members from over 45 countries. Since its beginning, 1% for the Planet has certified more than $200 million in support to approved environmental nonprofits.
How can we, as a business or individual, help? How do we become a member of 1% for the Planet? What opportunities does the membership of the organization give us?
Learn more and show your love to our Blue Planet.
About the Speaker
Dimitar Dimitrov is the founder of XCoSports Bulgaria – the first Bulgarian company to become a member of 1% for the Planet. Since 2015 the company’s store chain – Basecamp, donates 1% of its annual turnover to Bulgarian nature conservation organizations, and various successful projects have been implemented over the years with “Prozrachni planini” and WWF Bulgaria. The projects deal with local level problems and take care of preserving Bulgaria’s nature and wildlife.
XCoSports Bulgaria, Basecamp, Campus X, Telerik Academy and ABLE