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There are different Social Impact models companies can implement:
Some corporations integrate social impact directly into their mission statement. These companies will generally orient their operations and decision-making to be more socially-conscious, such as ensuring their supply chain is as sustainable as possible. One such company that implements this model is Patagonia. Patagonia's missions statement is: "Build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis."
Other companies use their products, services, marketing or revenue to give back. Some of these companies will even create a related foundation or nonprofit to support social initiatives. Salesforce has donated over $250 million to education initiatives, and created the Philanthropy Cloud to enable companies and nonprofits to organize their philanthropic and social impact activities.
Philanthropy is considered one of the earliest models of CSR, in which a company donates its revenue to nonprofit organizations or social campaigns. Currently, many regard philanthropy as separate from CSR, and look for companies to integrate medium or full integration models, with philanthropy as a subset of their social impact initiatives.
nonprofit as a service
Some organizations will even operate as nonprofits, offering products or services with the revenue used to fund social impact programs and the operation itself, and raise awareness for social issues. Humantix, a nonprofit ticketing platform, uses the money earned through booking fees to advance education opportunities for children in Australia.