UK launch of Pledge 1%

CloudShift were delighted to attend the UK launch of Pledge 1% yesterday which was hosted by The Duke of York at St James’s Palace, London.

“By participating in Pledge 1%, you will be acting as an accelerant for a number of different people and a number of different streams of activity. The most significant one will be acting as an accelerant to your own entrepreneurial business,” said HRH The Duke of York.

Pledge 1% is spearheaded by Atlassian, Entrepreneurs Foundation of Colorado, Rally for Impact, and Tides to accelerate their shared vision around integrating philanthropy into businesses around the world. Companies who join Pledge 1% commit to dedicating 1 percent of employee time, equity, product or profit to improve communities around the world.

“ is dedicated to changing the way companies think about corporate philanthropy,” said Charlotte Finn, vice president EMEA, “Pledge 1% is a great example of the power that business has to effect positive change.”

In its first year, Pledge 1% hopes to secure 50 new UK pledges and 1,000 new pledges globally in 2016.

Our Managing Director, Alastair Murray, said “Pledge 1% is part of our very foundation and we are delighted to be one of the first UK companies to sign up to the Pledge 1% movement. Donating employees time for volunteer projects is a great way to support the local community and it helps build a great team here at CloudShift. We’re also delighted to be assisting non-profits and donating 1% of our profits to benefit initiatives within our local community.”

You can read more about our foundations and how we’re supporting the initiative here.

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