1% for the Planet

1% for the Planet is an international network of companies that have all agreed to donate 1% of their gross revenue to environmental charities of their choosing.  The alliance aims to show that taking environmental responsibility is good for business. As part of a partnership through Community Foundations of Canada, the Victoria Foundation and other community foundations began working with 1% for the Planet in 2006 in order to grow environmental philanthropy and to encourage corporate giving in Victoria. The partnership is unique in that it gives businesses an innovative and highly visible way to positively affect the environment through donations to their local community foundation’s environmental endowment fund.