Nuvem9 is a Business for Good. What do we mean by that? Lets go back a few years to explain how I, and the business, got here.
In 2010, I was left without a job at the end of a very long, stressful and ultimately fruitless battle in trying to save a company from administration. At the time my son was 4 years old and about to start school. Because of the battles in work I had missed out on a lot of experiences with him, being on work trips and stuck on evening and weekend overtime. I had focused so much effort on the day to day that I had missed the big picture: what was I doing it for and more importantly who for?
This experience led me to ultimately setting up Nuvem9 in 2013. In Nuvem9 I wanted to create a vehicle that would create freedom for myself and my family, and help me pass on my experience and advice to other business owners. As a family we set targets of what we wanted to achieve, and how, and we started delivering against these: we now live in Portugal and are travelling through South West Europe while working. At the same time Nuvem9 is growing its reach and client portfolio and we are helping these business owners to also try and achieve personal freedom via their business.
However, a final piece of the jigsaw still felt missing. I am not aware of a name for the phenomenon but around 2017 I started feeling very low and depressed despite having everything I had wanted. I was basically feeling, what next? I was very happy where I was but the lack of a new target started to bring me down, badly.
It was around this time that I came across B1G1. This is an incredible concept with equally incredible people working in the Company and its community. Basically, businesses can become Businesses for Good, by tying their day to day business activities with charitable impacts across the world. The more the business grows, the more impacts it makes, and the more people across the world benefit. At the time of writing an incredible 187,585,189 impacts have been generated by the B1G1 community.
And this is why Nuvem9 is a Business for Good with a clear 3 pronged strategy now in place.
- Continue to achieve personal freedom for myself and my family via Nuvem9;
- Grow Nuvem9 to continue to help as many business owners as we can to grow their company and achieve personal freedom; and
- Pass on as much as we can to those less fortunate than us and allow them to also better their lives and their family’s lives.
The nature of the B1G1 impacts allow us to support the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs represent the global community’s high level strategic step in ending poverty, fighting inequality and injustice, and tackling climate change for the next 15 years. At Nuvem9 we are particularly determined to address the following SDGs:
- SDG1 : No Poverty
- SDG2 : Zero Hunger
- SDG5 : Gender Equality
- SDG6 : Clean Water and Sanitation
- SDG8 : Decent Work and Economic Growth
- SDG10: Reduced Inequalities
I totally recommend reading the Legacy book written by the B1G1 Founder Masami Sato and with contributions by the B1G1 community.
Tying specific B1G1 projects to these wider SDGs have enabled us to create a strategic vision of how to become a true Business for Good. And as a result we are currently launching a campaign to deliver the following by 31 December 2020:
- Provide 25,000 daily hygiene kits for girls
- Give 25,000 sets of Teaching Materials to Ethiopian Nursery Schools
- Provide 10,000 days of E-learning Facilities for a Rural Village in India
- Generate Income by Planting 1,000 avocado and papaya fruit trees in Kenya
- Fight Inequality by sponsoring 5,000 days of empowering Education in Cambodia
- Give 10,000 days of Medicine for HIV/AIDS
- Provide 1,000 days of Bookkeeping Skills for women in Zambia
- Give Access to 100,000 days of Clean Water in Malawi
- Provide 10,000 meals for children in Philippines
And yes there are purposely 9!
At a time when the words and actions of our world leaders can suck our faith in the future of the world for our children, B1G1 will restore your faith that there is an equally strong force for creating positive change. We are proud to be part of the B1G1 community as a Business for Good and will continue to strive to deliver impactful change whilst growing our business and our client’s businesses.
And that is why Nuvem9 is a Business for Good!
If you want to read more about B1G1 please visit b1g1.com. If you are interested in joining B1G1 please use Nuvem9’s referral code of BM10140; we don’t use this for any monetary gain, the code simply allows us to connect and share project details and as a result further extend the Nuvem9 community impact.
If you’d like to discuss how working with Nuvem9 can help you get clear business advice and also become a Business for Good contact us here.
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