our members have created

GIVING IMPACTS TO DATE

B1G1 HAS

BUSINESS MEMBERS

Small businesses can change the
world in a big way.

In 2007, a group of small-business owners had an idea. They asked, “What would happen if we
all gave back just by doing the things we do every day?” It was a question that deeply inspired
them.

Three years and a great undertaking later, they were able to design the systems and
processes necessary to make it work, and their dream is now a reality. The initiative was
originally called Buy 1 Give 1, backed by the idea that companies would make a giving impact
with each designated business transaction. Today, the BIG1 initiative has more than 2,100
businesses from around the world—each making significant impacts every day.

B1G1 is a social enterprise and non-profit organization with a mission to create a world full of
giving. Unlike conventional giving models, B1G1 helps small- and medium-sized businesses
achieve more social impact by embedding giving activities into everyday business operations
and creating unique giving stories. Every business transaction (and as a result, the business’
day-to-day activity) can impact lives for as little as just one cent.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiftaZsAkVQ&t=1s

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leadership

Masami Sato
FOUNDER

Masami is the epitome of what we refer to as the power of small—she may not be tall but she is passionate. She is the guiding light behind almost every project at B1G1, from IT design to project management to guiding the culture (and even making coffee). Masami is one of the most humble and inspiring people you’ll ever meet. She’s traveled around the globe to more than 30 countries across 5 continents, and her experiences have given her a unique perspective on life and giving. Masami has an uncanny ability to help others see things from a different perspective—a wonderful, inspiring perspective.

Paul Dunn
Chairman

BIG1’s biggest cheerleader, Paul is a hugely respected and admired business leader. He’s a four-time TEDx speaker and frequently travels around the world, educating businesses about B1G1 and sharing inspiring business insights. Paul is often referred to as a wise mentor and has helped countless individuals improve their business operations. He is an expert at building up those around him and celebrating every achievement, no matter how small. Paul is a member of one of the world’s leading think-tanks and was recently honored with a Lifetime Service Award to the Accounting Profession in the UK (though he’s definitely NOT an accountant!). More recently, he was named as a Social Innovation Fellow in his new home of Singapore.

2007-2011

The Launch of B1G1

B1G1 was launched in 2007 when a group of business owners realised that if giving was made easy and effective, many other business owners would also want to give back.

2012

20 Million Impacts. 800 Business Partners.

We’ve seen the start of accelerating the growth of the initiative. We had reached 20 million impacts. And our 800th Partner joined in 2012.

2012 ANNUAL REPORT

2013

B1G1 Study Tour to Cambodia

Building a Play Ground for 200+ children on the 3rd B1G1 Study Tour.

2013 ANNUAL REPORT

2014

50 million Impacts

The B1G1 Community had collectively achieved the 50 million giving impacts milestone in September 2014!

2014 ANNUAL REPORT

2015

Connecting smiles from around the world

Thank you for submitting your smiles to add to this fantastic collage of positive impacts by the B1G1 community!

2015 ANNUAL REPORT

2016

A Conference to Remember

We held the first ever B1G1 Business for Good Conference in Bali, bringing B1G1 Businesses together from around the world.

2016 ANNUAL REPORT

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