A while ago I saw Marc Benioff (Salesforce) speak on how organizations must be built from the ground up with a spirit of community service in order to keep philanthropy as a core principle. Taking that advice to heart I engage, with every facet of the business, services that have a deliberate positive impact on society.
I personally volunteer at the Sustainable Economies Law Center. The center’s goal is to support community resilience and economic empowerment by supporting initiatives by and for disadvantaged communities. I am proud to make a difference in the lives of individuals by helping enable them to create the change their communities need.
My hosting provider for this site is GreenGeeks. Since carbon footprint is the most critical issue for hosting, I have selected one that makes a positive impact on climate change by 300% climate offsets.
My bank where I keep client funds is Beneficial State Bank. Not only do they refrain from investing in environment damaging energy, they engage in financial literacy to help improve individuals’ lives. They favor investments in initiatives that strengthen communities. I could not consider putting valuable client funds towards activities that harm communities or the environment.
As my practice grows, I will undoubtedly require more services. I look forward to new and innovative ways those services can give back to the community.