As a corporate citizen dedicated to giving back, we commit a share of our profits to our global partners.
Members of the firm, including our founders give of their time, talent, and energy. Our CEO Karen Tramontano is the founder and president of the Global Fairness Initiative and serves on the Board of Directors of the Fair Labor Association. Our COO Sally Painter serves on the Board of Directors of the Atlantic Council, Partners Global, and the Truman National Security Project. Jesica Lindgren is a board member of Whitman Walker Health's Hearth Foundation and Jeremiah Baronberg is a board member of the American Jewish Committee.
Through our dedication to these organizations and others below, we live and breathe our commitment to improving the economics, security, and well-being of those who face challenging circumstances.
Fair Labor Association
The mission of the Fair Labor Association (FLA) is to combine the efforts of industry, civil society organizations, and colleges and universities to protect workers’ rights and improve working conditions worldwide by promoting adherence to international labor standards.
The FLA conducts independent monitoring and verification to ensure that the FLA’s Workplace Standards are upheld where FLA company products are produced. Through public reporting, the FLA provides consumers and shareholders with credible information to make responsible buying decisions.http://www.fairlabor.org/
Global Fairness Initiative
The Global Fairness Initiative (GFI) promotes a more equitable, sustainable approach to economic development for the world's working poor by advancing fair wages, equal access to markets and balanced public policy to generate opportunity and end the cycle of poverty. The GFI approach:
- Engage multiple players - workers, employers, and government - to find economic solutions and create economic opportunity.
- Partner with locally established organizations to have the greatest impact and lasting results.
- Leverage international networks of respected experts, political and social luminaries, trade and commerce officials, and business leaders to maximize the inputs and impacts of GFI programs.
Partners staff and our global network of practitioners embody the finest in international expertise and local leadership; together we develop vital change and conflict management skills and processes, facilitate the resolution of disputes, and empower ordinary people to participate in decision-making at the local and national level. As a result, thousands of people have benefited from new housing, educational and employment opportunities for minorities, revamped taxation systems and public services, new leadership positions for women and youth, decreased pollution, increased public safety and other community improvements.
Since our founding in 1989, Partners has recruited leading social entrepreneurs to establish independent Centers for Conflict Resolution and Change Management around the world. Currently there are 17 Centers, and we continue to expand our network. Through the Centers, Partners has contributed to the democratic and economic transitions of many countries. Our teams of international trainers and consultants work hard to inspire and support local leadership, building new professions of communications specialists, mediators, negotiators and collaborative planners who can adapt and apply innovative participatory processes to the particular challenges facing their countries.http://www.partnersglobal.org/
The Prince of Wales' Charities
For 40 years His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales has been a leader in identifying charitable need and setting up and driving forward charities to meet it. From the early days of The Prince's Trust in the mid-1970s, his charities have grown to represent a broad range of areas including, the Built Environment, the Arts, Responsible Business and Enterprise, Young People, Global Sustainability and Rural Affairs.
The Prince of Wales carries out dozens of engagements every year in support of his charities. Collectively The Prince's Charities raise more than £100million annually to transform lives and build sustainable communities in the UK and overseas. While each of his charities is an independent entity with a separate Board of Trustees, they all work together within “The Prince’s Charities” group. There are 13 Prince's Charities of which The Prince of Wales is President, twelve of which have been founded personally by The Prince of Wales.
Truman National Security Project
The Truman National Security Project is a national security leadership institute, the nation's only organization that recruits, trains, and positions a new generation of progressives across America to lead on national security.
Our mission is to provide the skills, knowledge, and network to create an influential force of leaders across the country who advance strong progressive national security policy.
Today you will find leaders we have trained running for office across the country, advising presidential and Congressional campaigns, drafting legislation in the halls of Congress, assuming leadership posts in the military, playing key roles in local and national government, and working on the front lines of America's homeland security.http://trumanproject.org/
The Atlantic Council
Since its founding in 1961-1962, the Council has been a preeminent, non partisan institution devoted to promoting transatlantic cooperation and international security. In its early years, distinguished American foreign policy leaders Dean Acheson, Dean Rusk, Christian Herter, Lucius Clay, and others' developed an ambitious agenda to engage Americans with their European partners on matters of global concern.
Now in its 50th year, the Atlantic Council is harnessing that history of transatlantic leadership and applying its founders' vision to a broad spectrum of modern global challenges from violent extremism to financial instability and from NATO's future to energy security. As we face an inflection point in history, the Atlantic Council provides an essential forum for navigating dramatic shifts in economic and political influence. The Council is home to ten programs and centers, broken down both functionally and regionally, which seamlessly work together to tackle today's unique set of challenges.http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/
Mozambique Renewables Ltd.
Mozambique Renewables Limited (MoRe) is a renewable energy company operating in Mozambique, one of the poorest and most underdeveloped countries in the world. The company's mission is to commercialize sustainable non-woody biomass, such as grasses and cotton stems, which were previously burned off by farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa as waste. MoRe has successfully turned this biomass into energy pellets that are a cost-effective source of clean and sustainable fuel for heating and generating electricity. MoRe intends to offer this truly sustainable and high volume alternative fuel to hydrocarbon and wood pellet fuels to be made available for consumer and business use in Europe and worldwide.
MoRe's commitment to local stakeholder engagement envisions the creation of an entirely new rural economy that can in turn benefit hundreds of thousands of the poorest people in Africa. MoRe is listed on the Social Stock Exchange, the world’s first regulated exchange dedicated to businesses and investors seeking to achieve a positive social and environmental impact through their activities.http://www.mo-re.uk
American Jewish Committee
AJC's mission is to enhance the well-being of the Jewish people and Israel, and to advance human rights and democratic values in the United States and around the world.
For more than a century, AJC has been the leading global Jewish advocacy organization. With offices across the United States and around the globe, and partnerships with Jewish communities worldwide, AJC works to enhance the well-being of the Jewish people and to advance human rights and democratic values for all.
Whitman-Walker Health is a community health center in Washington, DC that specializes in health care for the LGBT communities and those living with HIV/AIDS. Its mission is to be the highest quality, culturally competent community health center serving greater Washington, DC’s diverse urban community, including individuals who face barriers to accessing care, and with a special expertise in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) and HIV care.
Muslim Jewish Conference
The Muslim Jewish Conference (MJC) is a dialogue and leadership organisation for students and young professionals, bringing together important representatives and young leadership from Muslim and Jewish communities and beyond. The MJC is an innovative and progressive educational non-profit organisation based in Austria. It wants to deepen interest in, and evoke curiosity for, intercultural communication and interfaith issues, in particular Muslim-Jewish relations. The MJC seeks to expand its visibility and extend its vibrant network of dialogue and intercultural communication in order to move closer to its goal of becoming a global think tank for Muslim-Jewish interests.
National Center for Sustainable Development
The National Center for Sustainable Development (NCSD) located in Washington, DC undertakes projects and programs that will inform, educate, demonstrate and share practices that are locally responsible and that encourage communities to create jobs and stimulate economic benefit while embracing a low carbon future. Since its founding, the NCSD has promoted multi-level exchanges between China and the United States in education, energy, environment (“3E”) fields, through example with demonstration projects in the 3E fields that illustrate new approaches to sustainable development.