"The Business of business is to improve the state of the world"
Marc Benioff - CEO and Founder - Salesforce.com
Marc Benioff's quote, above, is a succinct and elegant expression of our own thoughts.
And we’ve translated those thoughts into specific actions.
Firstly, we’re excited to have formalised our giving back program and made our commitment official by taking the pledge at Pledge 1%.
Pledge 1% is a global movement that inspires, educates, and empowers every entrepreneur, company, and employee to be a force for good.
Over 10,000 members in 100 countries have used Pledge 1%’s flexible framework to ignite half a billion dollars in new philanthropy.
Secondly, our corporate giving and impact is managed through our membership of the brilliant B1G1, a social enterprise which specifically 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 can help improve lives for as little as just one cent.
At the moment, 1% of our revenue generated from billing for active users is given towards providing literacy education to Dalit girls in India.
And 1% of revenue from non-user billing is given to provide mosquito nets to families in Kenya.
We’re proud of the impact we’ve had so far on the lives of hundreds of our fellow humans.
But it’s nothing compared to the impact we intend to make over the next decades on millions of people, as we seek to live out our belief that the world will be a better place when every human is able to deliver their highest value.
We’d love to have you along on the journey.