Combat Human Trafficking

Work with Unchained, an organization dedicated to ending human trafficking, to scale their awareness, prevention and education programs.

Human trafficking is a 150 billion dollar industry worldwide that is estimated to enslave 20.9 million people.  In the United States, the majority of sex-trafficking victims are under the age of 18 and many are under the age of 14.

Target Sustainable Development Goals:
Gender Equality – SDG 5.2: Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation.

Gender Equality – SDG 5.8: Enhance the use of enabling technology, in particular information and communications technology, to promote the empowerment of women.

Skill Development for Students

Address the gap between the skills of graduating university students and job market requirements.

Students not finding jobs – Lack of skills is the highest obstacle in hiring, according to 65% of recruiters. (Jobvite 2016)
Students selecting the wrong jobs – Millennial employee turnover costs $30 billion annually in the U.S. (Harris Interactive Poll 2016)
Good jobs remain unfilled – Over 260,000 U.S. technology jobs remain unfilled, representing $20 billion in economic opportunity. (Glassdoor)

Target Sustainable Development Goals:
Education – SDG 4.4: Substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship. 

Economic Growth – SDG 8.6: Substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training. 

Increase Investment Returns by considering Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Factors

Develop data tools to improve investment returns for socially responsible investors seeking environmental, social and governance (ESG) investments.

People are looking to align their social values and investments.  The Sustainable, Responsible and Impact (SRI) Investing sector has rapidly grown to $8.7 trillion (SRI strategies) and represents one out of five dollars under professional management in the United States.  In response, investors are increasingly focused on companies’ environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards.  Yet there is still a lack of transparency and a need for better information.

Target Sustainable Development Goals:
Sustainable Production and Consumption – SDG 12.6: Encourage companies, especially large and transnational companies, to adopt sustainable practices and to integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycle.

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