Tuesday 21 January 18:00 - 20:30

The Conduit
40 Conduit Street

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1% for the Planet: Zeitgeist

Charity & Causes

Through climate strikes, declarations of climate emergency around the world — or by supporting the nonprofits that work day and night to help the planet — the time to take action is now.

Business and individual members of 1% for the Planet give 1% of their income to environmental nonprofits. We have great momentum: membership in the UK has doubled in 2019 to over 200 member businesses. And we have an ambitious, achievable target for next year.


Alex Beasley, UK & Ireland country manager, Patagonia
member company

PATAGONIA: At Patagonia, we appreciate that all life on earth is under threat of extinction. We aim to use the resources we have—our business, our investments, our voice and our imaginations—to do something about it.

Patagonia grew out of a small company that made tools for climbers. Alpinism remains at the heart of a worldwide business that still makes clothes for climbing—as well as for skiing, snowboarding, surfing, fly fishing, mountain biking and trail running. These are silent sports. None require an engine; rarely do they deliver the cheers of a crowd. In each, reward comes in the form of hard-won grace and moments of connection with nature.

As the climate crisis deepens, we see a potential, even probable end to such moments, and so we’re fighting to save them. We donate our time, services and at least 1 percent of our sales to help hundreds of grassroots organizations all over the world so that they can remain vigilant, and protect what’s irreplaceable. At the same time, we know that we risk saving a tree only to lose the forest—a livable planet. As the loss of biodiversity, arable soils, coral reefs and fresh water all accelerate, we are doing our best to address the causes, and not just symptoms, of global warming.

Bill Liao, Co-founder and Chairman of the Board, WeForest

WEFOREST: The idea of WeForest came to Bill Liao in 2008 out of a thorough search for scientific evidence : Bill wanted to find a simple solution to the urgent issue of global warming. Marie-Noëlle Keijzer met Bill in 2009 and they decided to transform this idea into an NGO. WeForest has over time developed a unique capacity to mobilize companies  (ranging from start ups to large multinationals) to engage their employees and millions of consumers in restoring the world’s forests.

Our team is spread over 3 continents and 12 countries sharing the same commitment for a better world.

Georgia Philips, Global Partnerships Lead, Pukka 
member company

PUKKA: Our organic herbal teas and wellbeing supplements are now sold in over 49 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and North, South and Central America. Last year more than 500 million colourful cups of organic tea were drunk across the world!

Our mission remains as strong as ever; to harness the incredible power of nature through our award-winning organic and ethically-sourced herbal teas and food supplements. And to create a world where plants play a central role in human health and wellbeing, in the most sustainable and ethical way we can.

MC: James Bidwell, Co-founder, Re_Set and Chair, Springwise
member companies

RE_SET: Re_Set is designed to ensure our clients thrive in a disrupted world. We specialise in understanding what’s next and how to make change happen at pace, with positive, sustainable impact.

SPRINGWISE: We deliver you the most cutting edge insight to help you drive positive and sustainable change. Every day, powered by our community, we find, curate and analyse the hottest innovations that matter from around the globe. Springwise is the antidote to trend reports that are already out of date the minute they are published.

Come along to find out more about 1% for the Planet, and to help build the 1% membership and community!

Event sponsored by The Conduit | IllustrationX | Leidar | MOJU | Pelican Founders | Re_Set | Springwise


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