1% For the Planet + Birch Investments


Birch Investment Management joined 1% for the Planet, pledging to donate 1% of annual sales to support nonprofit organizations focused on the environment. 

At Birch Investment Management, we believe in the power of long-term thinking. As we invest our clients’ wealth and build our company, our focus is on being good stewards for our clients’ investments and our community. One of the greatest challenges to our world and investments in the future is climate change. That is why we are proud to partner with 1% for the Planet to do our small part to address these needs.

“Currently, only 3% of total philanthropy goes to the environment and, only 5% of that comes from businesses. The planet needs bigger support than this, and our growing network of business members is doing its valuable part to increase giving and support on-the-ground outcomes. We’re excited to welcome Birch Investment Management to our global movement,” says Kate Williams, CEO of 1% for the Planet.

By contributing 1% of their annual sales, thousands of 1% for the Planet members have raised over $265 million to support approved environmental nonprofits around the globe. Nonprofits are approved based on referrals, track record and environmental focus. Thousands of nonprofits worldwide are currently approved.

About Birch Investment Management

Birch Investment Management is a Fee-Only Financial Advisor. We offer financial planning and investment management services as a fiduciary to our clients.

Brian Berkenhoff, CFA founded Birch Investment Management in 2011. Based in Brookings, South Dakota, we serve clients across the country.

About 1% for the Planet

1% for the Planet is a global organization that exists to ensure our planet and future generations thrive. We inspire businesses and individuals to support environmental nonprofits through membership and everyday actions. We make environmental giving easy and effective through partnership advising, impact storytelling and third-party certification.

Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, founder of Blue Ribbon Flies, our members have given more than $265 million to our approved nonprofit partners to date. Today, 1% for the Planet’s global network consists of thousands of businesses, individuals and environmental nonprofits working toward a better future for all. 

Look for our logo to purchase for the planet and learn more at onepercentfortheplanet.org.

“The environment is where we all meet, where we all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share. It is not only a mirror of ourselves, but a focusing lens on what we can become.

– Lady Bird Johnson

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