Six Ways your Company can Help Refugees

This article was co-authored by Ian Lobo, Managing Director at Accenture Development Partnerships, and Natasha Freidus, CEO and Co-Founder of NeedsList.

Over the past few years, we’ve seen some incredible momentum as the private sector has stepped up to support the millions of people fleeing conflict to safer haven. Thanks to the leadership of Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulakaya and the Tent Partnership for Refugees, companies like Starbucks, Ikea, and many others have committed to hiring thousands of refugees over the coming years. Others have donated millions to nonprofits supporting refugees, like the International Rescue Committee. That’s the good news.

The bad news is that the numbers of refugees keep on growing - expected to quadruple by the year 2050, and the majority are far from corporate headquarters. But they still need help. Luckily, there’s a role for companies to play in helping refugees, no matter where they’re located. 

Read the full article here >

Sara Beatty