YourCause Global Goals Gateway Enables Corporations and Nonprofits to Align Impact with UN Sustainable Development Goals

Cassandra Bennett April 10, 2018 News

YourCause LLC, through its newly launched Global Goals Gateway, is the first CSR technology provider to integrate the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into its employee engagement and corporate philanthropy platform. More than 5,264 nonprofit organizations have completed Global Goals Gateway impact profiles, thereby aligning their efforts with specific SDGs and their respective measures and benchmarks. In partnership with YourCause, corporations that wish to integrate SDGs into their community investment strategies can now easily capture, measure, and report on their overall impact by SDG. With this advancement in the YourCause platform, CSR practitioners are armed with the tools to educate employees on their commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals, empower employees to connect to causes and organizations based upon SDGs of interest, and measure impact in order to report on progress and share success stories.

According to Ethical Corporation’s Sustainability in North America report, 54% of corporations have or intend to adopt and integrate SDGs into their CSR strategies. The number of nonprofits now including SDGs in their impact profiles within the YourCause platform has grown by 1560% since the launch of the Global Goals Gateway. This rate of growth reflects the industry-wide momentum to adopt the use of SDG-aligned tools, for which the YourCause platform is uniquely positioned.

“The Sustainable Development Goals have created a movement – empowering individuals and corporations to come together and achieve a collective impact on our world’s most pressing problems. With our technology, we’ve given corporations the ability to educate employees, inspire action, and measure impact.” says YourCause Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Dustin Joost. “The SDGs and their underlying data elements have provided us with a common framework with which to define impact. The data captured in our platform from nonprofits, employees, and corporations will be used by our corporate partners to define their commitments to SDGs and allow employees to discover opportunities based on their specific interests. In a reciprocal way, we now help facilitate nonprofits’ efforts to attract companies that share priorities aligned with these UN goals.”

With a comprehensive product and technology roadmap that includes further integration of data from the Global Goals Gateway, YourCause continues to develop tools that connect corporations and their employees to the causes they care about. For more information about these platform enhancements or YourCause’s commitment to supporting efforts such as the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals or the IMPACT 2030 initiative, visit YourCause.com.