Aussie Broadband joins Pledge 1% to help build better communities

June 3rd, 2021. elizabethm

Aussie Broadband joins Pledge 1% to help build better communities

Aussie Broadband is excited to announce that it has joined Pledge 1%, a global movement that encourages businesses to be a force for good.
Community Impact Manager, Caroline Kennon said Pledge 1% is simply about committing company resources to help improve communities.

“At Aussie Broadband, we’re in business to change the game. This includes how we, as a company, can make a positive impact on our community – both locally and nationally.

“This isn’t motivated by needing to tick boxes or big-noting ourselves – it stems from our value of being good to people and our strong Board and Senior Leadership Team commitment to community service,” Caroline said.

Pledge 1% participants have the freedom to pledge any combination of product, equity, profit, or time to whatever charity or cause they choose.
Aussie Broadband is pledging up to 1% of staff time, driven largely through its generous 3 days of paid community service leave, and 1% Profit (EBITDA) through a combination of donations and sponsored internet connections.

One of the organisations that Aussie Broadband supports by providing broadband services is the Perth Observatory.

Matt Woods from the Observatory says Aussie has helped live stream astronomical events like the total lunar eclipse not only Australia, but to the world.

“We us use our Aussie Broadband connection not only for our day-to-day operations, but also to send back data on space junk from one of our telescopes to the US,” Matt said.

“It also allows us to store thousands of glass plates off-site on servers so they can be used for research and not lost for time. Students and researchers from around the world use our R-COP telescope for their research and studies,” he said.

“Aussie Broadband is allowing the observatory not only to be a gateway for Perth but for everyone around the world.”

Co-Founder and CEO of HoMie Clothing, Nick Pearce also thanked Aussie Broadband for its help.

“We’re an organisation that supports young people affected by homelessness and hardship to equip them with skills and experiences to help them prepare for their future.

“We’re super grateful to Aussie Broadband for their support in providing us internet access to facilitate our thriving e-commerce business,” said Nick.
Pledge 1% Chief Executive Amy Lesnick said that as a global community, member companies are coming together to share ideas, tackle common challenges, amplify each other’s efforts, and to encourage their teams and partner ecosystems to do whatever they can to help in this immense time of need.

“This level of collaboration has the potential to drive significant social impact, unlocking millions in funding, product donations, and talent to support frontline workers and to address increasingly critical issues around racial injustice, mental health, small business viability, and education.
“Together, we are a force for good.”

To learn more about Pledge 1% visit pledge1percent.org.
For more about Aussie Broadband’s Community Impact initiatives, click here

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About Aussie Broadband
Aussie Broadband is a challenger internet service provider, with a reputation for providing high-quality internet and transparent customer service. It has grown to become Australia’s fifth largest provider of nbn™ (NBN) services, connecting more than 370,000 residential and business customers across the country.

It offers a range of services across the residential, small business and enterprise segments, including broadband, VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol), mobile plans and entertainment bundles through a partnership with Fetch TV.

About Pledge 1%
Pledge 1% is a global movement that inspires, educates, and empowers every entrepreneur, company, and employee to be a force for good. Over 10,000 members in 100 countries have used Pledge 1%’s flexible framework to ignite half a billion dollars in new philanthropy. To learn more about Pledge 1% and to take the pledge visit www.pledge1percent.org.

Perth Observatory
The Perth Observatory has served WA for over 120 years and remains actively involved in the service of public education. In recognition of its scientific, cultural and historical significance, it was entered on the state’s Heritage Register in 2005. The Observatory is now run under a community partnership agreement between the Department of Parks and Wildlife and the Perth Observatory Volunteer Group.

About HoMie
HoMie is a streetwear label with a store on Brunswick Street, Melbourne and a social enterprise that uses 100% of its profits towards achieving their mission in supporting young people affected by homelessness or hardship to equip them with the skills, confidence and experiences to be more work-ready and better prepared for their future.

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