Making An Impact
At Last It's Possible:
SMALL BUSINESSES Really CAN CHANGE THE WORLD IN A BIG WAY
Our world is in crisis. In the past, we’ve tended to look to governments and BIG business to simply ‘do something about it’.
But now, that’s changing. And changing fast too.
It needs to as well. We have enough food to feed everyone, but as of 2017, 795 million people – or one in nine people in the world – do not have enough to eat. We have enough resources for everyone, but 844 million people in the world – one in ten – do not have clean water.
But now the good news. Being a small business owner, executive, or even a solopreneur, you do have the power to contribute to positive change in the world. We no longer have to stand by and hope that governments, NGOs or Non-Profits will fix the issues.
Businesses and leaders have a part to play, and small privately owned businesses have even more flexibility, freedom and power to make a difference than big corporations. You don't report to a board or shareholders. The buck stops with you. And me!
So I'm taking a stand for a world that works for everyone and a stand for the United Nations 2030 Global Sustainable Development Goals. In order to do my part, I have partnered with B1G1 to make giving impacts through my business activities. And you can do that too!
B1G1 is a social enterprise and non-profit organization with a mission to create a world full of giving. Unlike conventional giving models, B1G1 helps small and medium-sized businesses achieve more social impact by embedding giving activities into everyday business operations and creating unique giving stories. Every business transaction (and as a result, the business’ day-to-day activity) can impact lives for as little as just one cent.
Helping children around the world have access to education
providing entrepreneurial skills for women to empower whole communities
Studies show that when you put the money in the hands of women, the whole village or community prospers. In addition to giving to children's education around the world, I also give to support women's entrepreneurship and leadership.
These Teens are Making Waves in the Fashion Industry, Simultaneously Saving Impoverished Children
Dali and Finn Schonfelder are the teen founders of Nalu, a hip streetwear clothing company based in Bali. They've been in business for more than two years now, selling apparel, shoes, and a compelling mission to boot.
We Have To Act - We Mean Business
The B Team shares a common message: We Mean Business. The B Team is proud to join forces with seven of the world's largest business platforms to launch The We Mean Business coalition. In the months ahead, we will use our collective voice and energy to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy and help achieve climate justice.
"Let the way you live be the way you give."
- Dali Schonfelder,