Capital should serve humanity. At One Planet Group, we believe that businesses should proactively consider their social impact on their local communities, as well as on humanity at large.
We ascribe to the idea of universal philanthropy, meaning that we believe regardless of how much we have as individuals or companies we should actively harness our resources to give back in a variety of ways, including, but also beyond, financially. We don’t have to be wealthy to be philanthropists.
One Planet Group donates to a number of organizations with which it has built ongoing meaningful relationships. These organizations support causes that we care deeply about with a primary focus on organizations that center racial healing and unity, and the advancement of the equality of women and men, although we also support nonprofits working on youth education, advancement of the arts, and immigrant and human rights.
We additionally set aside multiple “Service Days” a year for all our employees, offering paid time off to volunteer. These beliefs in service, building community, and the betterment of humanity are inspired by timeless spiritual teachings. The idea is to live our beliefs in action.
“The betterment of the world can be accomplished through pure and goodly deeds, through commendable and seemly conduct.” -Bahaullah
The spirit of giving is a cornerstone to One Planet Group’s culture. In addition to financial contributions, we offer team members up to nine days annually, to take part in volunteer initiatives. These are paid days off, in which team members can support any cause of their choice, with the exception of political organizations.
Office locations also organize group activities to build community amongst team members. Past activities have included: clean-up at a local creek, blood donation, volunteering at local food banks, visiting children in homes, and clothing drives.
BahaiTeachings.org is a multimedia content platform where individuals share their personal perspectives and insights as they strive to implement the Baha’i teachings into their everyday lives. Baha’is believe that the central teaching of the Baha’i Faith, the oneness of humanity, will ultimately usher in the long-promised age of global justice, peace and collective human maturation. The primary purpose of BahaiTeachings.org is to help advance this humanitarian process.
In contrast to a traditional holiday party, Holidays with a Purpose takes the funds that would traditionally be spent and puts the amount instead toward something impactful. Over the years, the event has raised over 2 million dollars for organizations supporting women’s rights and education.
These are a few examples of organizations we support.
The Tahirih Justice Center is a national nonprofit that has served over 30,000 immigrant survivors fleeing gender-based violence since 1997. Our interdisciplinary, trauma-informed model of service is now delivered from five locations, and we’re committed to serving as many immigrant survivors as possible.
Lidé Haiti takes a whole-person approach to building capacity, empowerment, and resiliency among at-risk Haitian adolescent girls who have been denied equal access to education. Currently serving over 1,200 girls in 8 locations across rural Haiti, Lidé programs in the creative arts, education, and health reach girls ages 11 to 21.
Dedicated to providing a well-rounded and quality education for Gambian girls and boys, Starfish International works with roughly 150 students annually. They have been in service for twelve years providing world-class education that is focused on service to humanity while also offering international service-learning opportunities for volunteers.