Now more than ever, we see the power of an interconnected world to create more opportunity for more people. Through The Opportunity Project, a strategic initiative of eBay Foundation, we support social entrepreneurs who have technology solutions that help small businesses grow, increase the number of quality jobs, and expand access to affordable goods and services.
One of our partners is Kolabo, a start-up social enterprise in Indonesia being incubated out of Mercy Corps. Launched with our seed funding in 2014, the organization helps small businesses harness the power of the Internet to find new customers and increase their sales revenue. Because we know that as they grow, they'll also help propel their communities forward through job creation and local investments.
We invite you to travel with us to Jakarta to experience our partnership for yourself. Step into the life of Andy Dwonch, the social entrepreneur who founded Kolabo, and meet three of their small business clients. Through a series of video vignettes, learn more about their challenges and their hopes for the future. And imagine a world in which every person, regardless of their individual circumstances, is able to reach their full potential.
Our Approach to Social Innovation
Since our founding nearly two decades ago, we’ve understood our opportunity to drive both strong business performance and positive social and environmental change. Our Social Innovation work centers on making positive, lasting impact in three key areas that align with eBay Inc.’s unique focus and resources: Creating Economic Opportunity, Enabling Greener Commerce and Powering Charitable Giving.
Our annual update, which can be downloaded here, provides a glimpse into our strategy, progress on our three-year goals and stories of our impact. It also features highlights from eBay Foundation and our ongoing work to engage employees in all we do, raise our voice to affect industry-shifting policy change and run a responsible business every day.
eBay Inc. and the Power of Purpose
Executives from across the company share their perspectives on the importance of purpose and values, and introduce eBay Inc.'s approach to driving both strong business performance and positive social and environmental impact.
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