-- Masami Sato, Founder B1G1
Since starting wattsnext I have always been committed to supporting organizations that are helping those less fortunate and that I connect with on a personal level. Over the past 10 years my team and I have focused a lot of fund and awareness raising on mental health through beyondblue and domestic violence through Women’s Legal Service . These are both social issues that I feel our community needs to be aware of and be working together to solve. To see more of our involvement please visit wattsnext.
More recently I have become particularly focused on another social enterprise and non-profit organisaton with a mission to create a world full of giving. B1G1 helps small and medium-sized businesses achieve more social impact by embedding giving activities into everyday business operations.
In June 2017 I was privileged to speak at the B1G1 conference. The wattsnext team joined me to experience two days of incredible learning and connection with like-minded people all wanting to make a bigger impact in the world. Following this the team were so inspired by the conference we have implemented an intensive social program within the business. You can follow the wattsnext Facebook page to keep track of the activities the team are undertaking.
I am now also very proud that my sons have also become very involved with the initiative with my eldest son Digger focusing on sharing the B1G1 message amongst his network and beyond. He is responsible for other small businesses joining B1G1 and starting their own giving stories. I am excited about to see where he takes it from here!