Do you know how much your wardrobe costs the environment?
You are probably aware of how much money it costs you, but not the planet, as that mostly goes unnoticed. Well, the garment industry is known to be one of the most polluting industries in the world.
Humanity today faces no bigger threat than climate change and there is an urgent need for the fashion industry to claim responsibility for its role in warming up the planet. The fashion business is responsible for taking global warming and water pollution to new heights and before it is too late (and truth be told it is too late) sustainable solutions and businesses are the need of the hour.
Jonathan Tjoa Algreen is a Danish entrepreneur who has gathered his years of experience in scaling businesses, multi-million dollar wealth, and innovative mindset to initiate a new way of running the business: an approach inclusive of profits, people, and the planet.
As the CEO of eco-friendly, high-end fashion brand, 1 People, Jonathan has managed to scale it to a global level making sustainable fashion available across the world for people with a conscience and style. He says, “There are many benefits that come from running your business with a people and planet approach. It will help create jobs for people, preserve natural resources and enable you to make a profit without creating damages. For me, that is a win-win solution.”
Jonathan defines his aim of life to contribute his maximum to the eradication of poverty in the world. For this purpose, he has initiated the program, Business for Planet, which seeks to educate the entrepreneurs of tomorrow. It aims to teach future entrepreneurs that business must be more than scaling profits.“I truly believe that business can be a force for good in the world. It’s just a matter of changing the objective slightly and seeing business for more than just profit for the shareholders but also as a very strong and effective tool to change the world, change people’s lives for the better and make the planet less polluted and less destroyed than today.”
Business for Planet provides free training and mentoring of entrepreneurs and people who wish to become a part of positive change by adopting social impact entrepreneurship. People from all over the world can be part of the program and aside from mentoring, it also provides funding for attendants through Jonathan’s company, Impact Business Investment Group.
Under the leadership of Jonathan, Business for Planet empowers, educates, and provides support to entrepreneurs and helps them create a lasting impact on society. His fashion label also aims to educate the masses while providing them with sustainable options.
In today’s deteriorating environmental conditions, we desperately need more people like Jonathan to save the future of the planet.