By Lovisa Fhager Havdelin, +SocialGood Advisor

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On March 21,we observe the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The day marks the anniversary of the 1960 Sharpeville massacres in South Africa, during which 69 people were shot to death and 180 others were injured while demonstrating against apartheid laws. The day is also a crucial moment to reflect on and take action against the racism and discrimination that still persists in our world today. I would like to take this opportunity to draw attention to how ignorance about white privilege risks harming the feminist movement.

I have spent large…


By: Priyanka Jaisinghani, +SocialGood Connector

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This year’s International Women’s Day celebrates the incredible efforts that women and girls have taken in their communities to create a more equal future and support recovery efforts.

This past year, headlines across the world surfaced the many challenges that women have faced with the onset of COVID-19: increased domestic violence, unpaid care duties, unemployment, poverty and more. Despite the challenges, women have been on the frontlines of the pandemic, and female leaders have been praised for their roles in response to COVID-19. However, they still remain underrepresented in decision-making. According to UN Women, “women…


By Tere González García, +SocialGood Advisor

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I would love to be peacefully marching the streets with you today — playing the drums and waving our flags for a more equitable future for women and girls. As I write this blog post from my desk in cold Washington D.C., I daydream about being in Mexico City organizing dance therapy sessions for survivors of gender-based violence (GBV), in Cañada Real advocating for the rights of gypsy families, or in Mumbai planning a campaign in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

In the context of the past year of COVID-19 restrictions…


By Ashley Bass, +SocialGood Connector & Emma Klauber, Tech for Social Good | Emerging Talent Programs | JPMorgan Chase & Co.

The United Nations is calling on companies to play a big role in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, and business operational practices are just one piece of the impact pie. As world leaders and stakeholders continue to discuss how to make progress on the Goals, it’s an opportune moment to reflect on how companies have already embraced them across sectors and around the world.

JPMorgan Chase is one company that is leveraging its expertise in financial…


By Ashley Bass, +SocialGood Connector

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The year started off with our new normal: remote classes, remote interviews, remote everything. There’s no doubt that recruitment has been impacted due to the pandemic. From travel restrictions to delayed visa processes, institutions are navigating new territory as they try to spot new talent. On the other end, young people who wish to break into the tech sector are also having to find creative ways to market themselves.

Economic growth was already slowing down before COVID-19, and currently, it is reported that the world faces the worst economic recession since the Great Depression. Estimates…


By +SocialGood Connector, Priyanka Jaisinghani

Priyanka Jaisinghani, +SocialGood Connector and Founder of GirlzFTW

On the right-hand corner of my laptop screen, the date flashed March 29, 2017. I was a few minutes early to my video call, eagerly awaiting to connect with my mentee. This was going to be our first call, and I couldn’t wait to learn more about her and how I could best support her. I was part of the inaugural Girlz, FTW cohort, a mentorship program connecting bold, authentic women from around the world for mutual empowerment.

I was based in New York, and my mentee was based in Florida. We both came from…


In 2020, our global network of +SocialGood changemakers was busier than ever.

The COVID-19 pandemic presented an all-encompassing challenge to champions for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) everywhere. Logistically, it’s prevented in-person work and convenings, and on a more fundamental level, threatened and, in some cases, reversed gains made on goals from poverty to hunger to gender equality. Despite these hurdles, the +SocialGood community has leveraged technology and the world’s new digital reality to continue advocating for the SDGs. They’ve translated the importance of the goals in their local contexts and communities. …


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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres recently warned that while the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted technology as a force for good, it has also revealed the deep inequalities that persist in digital access, placing nearly half the world’s population at a disadvantage. He has called on the world to use digital technology to support the most vulnerable and marginalized among us, and “unleash its power as a true equalizer and enabler.” …


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2020 has challenged world leaders and stakeholders of environmental stewardship to re-imagine the contours of an inclusive, sustainable, green world. International lockdowns and travel restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic may have improved air quality or reduced fossil fuel consumption, but experts warn this is a temporary side effect. If there is anything that 2020 has taught us, it is that more urgent action is needed now more than ever to heal our planet, including more climate-friendly economic practices, protecting biodiversity, and enhanced public and private sector commitments. …


By Neeshad Shafi, +SocialGood Connector.

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Rarely have we come across a crisis in our lifetime like the one we are witnessing today. The novel coronavirus or COVID-19 that originated in Wuhan, China soon spread across the world and turned into a global pandemic, bringing the engines of the world to a screeching halt. As of today, the number of cases has risen to 37.2 million and fatalities to nearly 1.07 million.

Countries are scrambling to allocate their resources and are taking drastic measures to address this unimaginable health crisis. Hospitals are being built overnight, and legislation is being passed at…

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