Nau donates a percentage of every sale (not just profits) to environmental and humanitarian organizations working for positive change. But what percentage is enough to change the world?
Nau (pronounced “now”) is a clothing company based in Portland, Oregon that makes sustainable urban & outdoor apparel – integrated designs for the modern mobile life. They have a fascinating aspect to their business, called partners for change. They donate 2% from every sale to one of the organizations listed below, chosen by the consumer. They also give an annual $10,000 Grant for Change to an individual or small team working in positive change. Find out more about their corporate sustainability business practices here.
- Ashoka – Everyone a change-maker (Ashoka is the world’s pioneer in combining the best new ideas with the people and resources needed to solve the world’s most pressing social problems).
- The Breakthrough Institute – Make clean energy cheap (The Breakthrough Institute is a small think tank with big ideas, reinventing politics for the next generation).
- Ecotrust – Building sustainable economies
- Kiva – Loans that change lives (Kiva.org is the world’s first person-to-person micro-lending website, empowering individuals to lend to an entrepreneur across the globe).
- Mercy Corps – Unleashing the potential of people (Working with local communities to deliver emergency relief for people afflicted by conflict or disaster, promoting citizen participation, accountability and peaceful change).