Last Tuesday (23 March 2021), the North Somerset Enterprise Agency, Theatre Orchard and I co-hosted an event soft launching a new business network that’s taking shape for North Somerset businesses that are interested in sustainability and themes such as social impact, ethical conduct, climate change and other environmental issues.
I recorded this speech for the event, giving some background and the objectives for the network.
Dotjay Ltd has joined 1% for the Planet this month, and I’m really pleased. What’s that? It’s a worldwide movement of businesses and individuals who donate to and volunteer with non-profits that are working to protect our planet.
As a business member, 1% of business revenue goes to environmental non-profits every year. Only 3% of total philanthropy goes to the environment, and only 5% of that comes from businesses. I believe that small business owners like myself have an important part to play in addressing the climate crisis, and this is just one way to do that.
This commitment is part of a series of changes I’ve been making to become a more responsible and sustainable business. I’ll be writing more about these changes and my commitment to sustainability and ethical conduct over the coming months. Stay tuned!
I’m also really pleased and honoured to be working with Possible at the moment as part of this commitment, volunteering time to make their website more accessible. Check them out at wearepossible.org.
Hello, I'm Jon.
I'm a digital accessibility and sustainability consultant helping organisations to make their websites and mobile apps accessible to disabled people by establishing sustainable approaches to digital accessibility and inclusion.