docusign strengthens its commitment to environment with multimillion dollar forest protection initiative…

As part of its drive to remove paper from the process of doing business, DocuSign Inc. announced its 'DocuSign for Forests'  initiative— a broad commitment to help protect the world's forests that includes financial donations, broad scale support of non-profit organizations, and a commitment to donate 1% of expanded revenues earned from customers that pledge to improve their paper-use practices.

The initiative was unveiled at the 'Fighting for Forests' session during the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2019 in Davos alongside several sustainability luminaries— including Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and United Nations Messenger of Peace; Thomas Friedman, author and New York Times columnist; Paul Polman, outgoing Unilever CEO and co-founder of the Tropical Forests Alliance; and Suzanne DiBianca, EVP of corporate relations and chief philanthropy officer at Salesforce.

As part of the DocuSign for Forests initiative, DocuSign will initially commit $1.5M this year to support organizations doing critical work to preserve the world's forests—and it will continue to donate more over time.

This includes an immediate grant of $1M to the Jane Goodall Legacy Foundation—a non-profit organization announced to ensure that Dr. Goodall's tireless work to protect the environment can continue to benefit future generations. The commitment to the Foundation will come in equal parts from the DocuSign IMPACT Foundation and from company CEO Dan Springer in his personal capacity. The remaining $500,000 will then be earmarked for other forest-focused organizations.

DocuSign will also invite new and existing customers to improve their environmental and paper-use practices by taking a pledge at, and by moving more of their paper-based processes onto DocuSign. In return, the company will donate 1% of the expanded revenue from those customers to forest-protection causes. It will also add a calculator into its core eSignature product to showcase how people are reducing waste and positively impacting the environment—and they can also evaluate their green score at