Donate? Not now. WE CYCLE.
Good Returns is a new form of philanthropy that allows businesses to do more and promotes sustainable solutions to our world's greatest problems.
Our model pushes capital from traditional businesses into problem-solving, sustainable organizations, called Impact Organizations, in order to serve humanity each year. Good Returns guarantees each and every dollar that is cycled and creates channels for powerful stories to be told. At the conclusion of every year, the capital is repaid to Good Returns, interest free, and returned to the participating businesses. This cycle allows businesses to commit more resources and drive more impact... and that's something we'd all like to see.
THE POWER OF THE CYCLE
By allowing companies to lend, or cycle, rather than just donate, Good Returns creates opportunities
for more capital to be deployed for scaling sustainable solutions.
CONSIDER THIS: Over the past 50 years, corporate philanthropy has averaged a mere 0.9% of pre-tax profits.
That means that, on average, less than 1% of a company's financial output is directly being used to benefit humanity.
But we realize that businesses do not exist to simply donate. Executives answer to shareholders and shareholders demand returns.
By supplementing their annual giving with a cycle, companies can afford to commit more capital each year while sharing stories of authentic impact being generated through sustainable means. In doing so they can increase their impact without increasing their effective cost.
Don't just ask 'How can we give more?' Ask 'How can we do more with what we currently give?'
Now that's something that every shareholder can get excited about.