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Social Impact 2019-2020 - GLG.it
Social Impact
2019–2020

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GLG Fellow Organization Bridges to Prosperity

GLG is the world’s
knowledge marketplace.

We connect decision makers who want
the advantage of powerful insight to people
with first-hand experience, so they can act
with the confidence that comes from true
clarity. Our network is the largest in the
world, and we recruit thousands of new
experts every month.

GLG Social Impact brings the power of
our knowledge marketplace to organizations
working to solve society’s most urgent
challenges. Our Fellowship provides many of
the world’s most impactful social innovators
with free access to our platform.

We bring the power of insight
to every great professional decision.

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                                                         Our Responsibility as            Matching Talent with              Previous Fellows:
                                                         the World’s Knowledge            Opportunity and Bringing          A Look Back at
                                                         Marketplace                      Diversity to Tech                 Our Community
                                                         A Letter from Our CEO            A Nonprofit Steps Up
                                                                                          to Train for the Future

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                                                         Green Energy Should Be           GLG and Our Clients:              The GLG Partners Program:
                                                         Affordable and Accessible        Partners at the Leading Edge of   Expanding Our Impact
                                                         Community Solar Is Leading       Social Innovation
                                                         the Way

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                                                         Revolutionizing Mobile Banking   Announcing Our New Class          The Last Word:
                                                         for Farmers in West Africa       of Fellows:                       The Future of GLG Social
                                                         A New Approach to                Nine Social Innovators            Impact — A Smarter World
                                                         Financial Inclusion              from Around the World             Works Better

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                                                         Impact Spotlight:                Current Fellows:
                                                         Disaster Relief                  How the 2018–2020 Class
                                                                                          is Using GLG

GLG is committed to environmental leadership
in all of its business activities. It is the policy of
GLG to carry out its activities in a manner that
minimizes environmental impacts, conserves
natural resources, and provides for the effective
stewardship of the environment.

Learn more at glg.it/environmental-policy
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Paul Todd with Austin GLGers, July 2018

Our Responsibility as the
World’s Knowledge Marketplace
At GLG, we believe that our knowledge marketplace can create             We’ve seen first-hand how our impact is multiplied by the           In these pages, you’ll find the work of our current Fellowship        I’m proud of all of our Fellows and our other Social Impact clients
great outcomes not only for our clients, but also for our experts, our   outstanding social entrepreneurs we support.                        class, updates on Fellows from previous years, and a look at how      and partners. I’m grateful to my GLG colleagues around the
employees, the communities where we live, and society as a whole.                                                                            multiple Fellows are tackling the increasingly urgent challenge       world who support them every day. And I’m excited to share the
                                                                         Our GLG Social Impact Fellows are creating real change. Among       of disaster relief. You’ll also read about the latest expansion       work we do together in these pages.
We have unique assets — and a unique responsibility                      the many examples included here are Fellows helping farmers in      of our work: the GLG Social Impact Partners Program, which
to maximize our impact.                                                  West Africa out of poverty through financial innovation, training   empowers each of our 2,000+ employees around the world to
                                                                         low-income New Yorkers to secure high-paying tech jobs, and         give a nonprofit of their choice free access to GLG. Finally, we’re
That’s why we’re proud to put GLG to work, free of charge, for           expanding access to solar energy for American families. We are      privileged to introduce the nine new Fellows joining us this year,    PAUL TODD
organizations serving vulnerable populations and tackling tough          honored to share these stories.                                     growing our community of social entrepreneurs to 54.                  CEO, GLG
challenges all over the world. And it’s why we’ve continued to
grow our Social Impact initiatives substantially, increasing our
investment every year.

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Green Energy Should Be
Affordable and Accessible
Community Solar
Is Leading the Way

Steph Speirs was working on renewable energy in rural Pakistan and India
when she realized that many of the roadblocks she was encountering also
existed back home in the United States. And she became obsessed with the
idea of doing something about it.

Many Americans want to use solar power, but up to 80% are still unable
to access it — because they lack roof access, have homes in areas with
insufficient sun exposure, or live in low-to-middle income households.

Steph co-founded Solstice in 2015 to solve this problem. Solstice’s mission is
to make solar power more scalable and inclusive by making it more affordable
and accessible. The organization has embraced the innovative concept of
community solar — a way to harness solar energy without putting panels
on individual homes. Instead, individuals enroll in shared “solar gardens,”
reserving a portion of panels for their own use, without any upfront cost.
As the gardens produce energy for the local utility, these customers see
savings applied to their energy bill.

U.S. community solar capacity has
more than quadrupled since 2016.
Since 2015, Solstice has worked on dozens of solar projects serving more
than 16,000 households, and has expanded from Massachusetts into New
York and California. The organization has embraced a two-tiered approach
to growth: it is both a software platform, helping solar companies acquire
and manage customers for solar gardens; and an advocacy organization,
working to educate and grow the network of solar customers in low-
income neighborhoods.

Working with GLG and its experts has helped Solstice better understand
the energy landscape of each new community through access to data and
insights on local policy and regulatory environments. For example, as Solstice
worked on its customer recruitment strategy, GLG connected Steph and her
team to experts with experience framing the issue of climate change and the
benefits of renewable energy in underserved populations.

Solstice has also turned to GLG for insight into the competitive solar
landscape — connecting with experts on the implementation of a strategic
sales model, professionalizing a fundraising operation, and best practices in
channel marketing. On these and other topics, access to GLG’s knowledge
marketplace has helped Steph’s team build a sustainable model so they can
continue delivering solar to a wide range of communities.

Forty-two states have begun community solar programs, and solar power is
now as cheap as fossil fuels in thirty countries. Around the world, the solar
industry has grown exponentially, and momentum towards renewable energy
                                                                                  Solstice
solutions is accelerating. Steph and her team have played an active role in
this progress, and as the solar marketplace grows, Solstice will continue their   Co-Founder & CEO
crucial work making the switch to clean energy accessible for everyone.           Steph Speirs

                                                                                  Issue Area
                                                                                  Solar Energy Access

                                                                                  Impact Location
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Revolutionizing Mobile Banking
                                    for Farmers in West Africa
                                    A New Approach to
                                    Financial Inclusion

                                    Anushka Ratnayake had been working in Africa for three years, talking to
                                    farmers about their financial needs, when she realized that international
                                    development organizations were missing an important issue. Hundreds of
                                    farmers across West Africa kept saying the same thing to her: what they
                                    needed was not a loan, but a safe and convenient way to set aside money
                                    for the future.

                                    Farmers “have a cash flow problem,” Anushka explains. After the harvest,
                                    they have a surplus — but banks are often far away and charge high
                                    enrollment fees. “That means money stays at home.” But holding large
                                    amounts of cash can be dangerous, and the money is more likely to be spent
                                    quickly, leaving little cushion for the rest of the year.

                                    To help address this issue, Anushka launched myAgro in 2011. myAgro’s
                                    technology, modeled after pre-paid phone cards, creates an easy-to-use
                                    payment platform that allows farmers to lock away money when they have
                                    more of it. Starting just after harvest, farmers use myAgro’s platform to make
                                    small payments whenever they have cash available. Over the six months
                                    between harvest and the next planting season, farmers amass enough
                                    small payments to purchase seeds, fertilizer, and other farming tools, with
                                    the ultimate goal of increasing their yields and moving them out of poverty.

                                    Eight years since inception, the organization has grown from a 240-farmer
                                    trial program in Mali to a robust organization that will serve 120,000 farmers
                                    in three African countries in 2020.

                                    Farmers who use myAgro see a
                                    50% to 100% increase in their harvest.
                                    When Anushka applied to the GLG Fellowship in 2017, myAgro’s network
                                    was rapidly growing. As they scaled and diversified their offerings, Anushka
                                    and her team relied on GLG’s knowledge marketplace to address the range
                                    of unique challenges that can arise working in remote parts of Africa. GLG’s
                                    experts have helped myAgro understand everything from how to forecast
                                    and model fertilizer pricing to how to ensure myAgro’s work is represented in
                                    agricultural policy debates in local governments. And as farmers contend with
                                    an increasingly unpredictable climate, GLG has helped myAgro effectively
                                    partner with an insurance company to assess climate insurance policies in a
                                    complicated market.

                                    As the organization’s impact has continued to expand, GLG has also paired
                                    individuals from myAgro’s leadership team with experts to help them
                                    understand management best practices and decision-making strategies.
                                    Anushka believes access to GLG has helped everyone learn “how to work
                                    better, make better decisions, and hold each other accountable so that we
myAgro                              enter this next phase of growth with a really strong team.”

Founder & CEO                       Throughout their work with GLG and beyond, myAgro’s core purpose has
Anushka Ratnayake                   remained the same: to serve farmers, first and foremost. As they continue to
                                    pioneer innovative approaches to financial inclusion, Anushka and her team are
Issue Area
                                    on course to meet their ambitious goal of serving one million farmers by 2025.
Rural Agribusiness Financing

Impact Location
Mali, Senegal,
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GLG Fellow Organization Team Rubicon

Impact Spotlight:
Disaster Relief

Three hundred and fifteen natural disaster events were
recorded in 2018 alone — impacting more than 68 million
people and causing roughly $132 billion in economic losses
around the world.
GLG has long supported organizations working at the forefront of disaster relief. After Hurricane Katrina, GLG worked
with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, providing a range of key insights to support rebuilding efforts in New
Orleans. A longstanding partnership with Spirit of America provides GLG experts to advise on humanitarian
relief efforts around the world.

Two GLG Social Impact Fellows — Team Rubicon and SBP — are at the leading edge of global disaster relief
efforts. In the past several years, with free access to the world’s largest network of experts and support from GLG’s
employees, both Team Rubicon and SBP have deployed hundreds of thousands of volunteers, contributed millions
of dollars in aid and labor, and responded rapidly to communities in need.

Team Rubicon (TR) pairs the strengths and skill sets of                        SBP ensures that communities impacted by disasters
military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy response             have the resources to prepare and recover in the most
teams in the aftermath of natural disasters. Team Rubicon is quickly           prompt, efficient, and predictable way possible. By
becoming one of the most impactful resources in the nonprofit                  increasing resilience before disasters occur and streamlining
disaster relief space. Since 2010, TR has had a significant impact             the post-disaster recovery process, SBP helps fortify people
on some of the hardest-hit areas around the world, including Haiti,            against unnecessary stress and trauma.
Puerto Rico, Houston, and California.

in 2018...                                                                     in 2018...

4,795 volunteers deployed                                                      16,458 volunteers served
90 disaster relief                                                             234 homes rebuilt for families
operations launched
                                                                               $5.6 million of volunteer
$7.9 million of volunteer                                                      labor hours served
labor hours served                                                                                                                             Hurricane Harvey:
                                                                                                                                               GLG and Its Fellows Respond

                                                                                                                                               GLG has more than 700 employees in Austin,         large numbers of GLGers traveled by           Post-Harvey impact data
                                                                                                                                               Texas — so when Hurricane Harvey devastated        bus from Austin to Houston to pitch in        as of October 2019
                                                                                                                                               the Texas coast in 2017, the GLG community         alongside these GLG Fellows. Together,
Deadliest Disasters of 2018                                                                                                                    leapt into action.                                 the teams helped rebuild homes to get         Team Rubicon
                                                                                                                                                                                                  impacted Texans back on their feet. Both    • 1,975 volunteers served 42,578 hours
       EARTHQUAKES                            FLOODS                                 WILDFIRES                          VOLCANIC               The Category 4 storm impacted roughly 13 million   Team Rubicon and SBP have remained
                                                                                     10 events                          ACTIVITY                                                                                                              • 70 homes rebuilt
       45% of deaths                          24% of deaths                                                                                    people, dumping more than 27 trillion gallons      active in the Houston metro area since
                                              127 events                                                                7 events               of rain and leaving behind 13 million cubic        the storm, working together on recovery     • $2.33 million of volunteer labor hours served

                                              Floods have affected more
                                                                                                                                               yards of debris. As the storm swept through the    and rebuilding efforts and training local
                                              people than any other disaster                                                                   region, both Team Rubicon and SBP played           communities in disaster preparedness.         SBP
                                              in the 21st century.                                                                                                                                                                            • 2,631 volunteers served 56,688 hours
                                                                                                                                               crucial response roles on the ground, helping
                                                                                                                                               with search-and-rescue operations and                                                          • 181 homes rebuilt
                                                                                                                                               supporting uprooted families. After the storm,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • $3.11 million granted to 7 nonprofits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                in the region
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Matching Talent with
Opportunity and Bringing
Diversity to Tech
A Nonprofit Steps Up
to Train for the Future

While serving in Iraq as a captain in the U.S. Army, Jukay Hsu noticed
something: often, the biggest difference between officers like him and
the soldiers in their platoons was that the officers had gone to college.
Frustrated that a person’s lack of access to higher education could be such
an impediment to career opportunity, Jukay returned home determined to
do something about it.

Jukay was raised in Queens, New York, the most diverse county in America.
In 2011, the tech-sector explosion was everywhere — but the jobs it created
were often out of reach for job seekers from low-income backgrounds who
lacked adequate training or professional support. To solve this problem, Jukay
launched Pursuit — originally called “Coalition for Queens” — to empower the
next generation of tech leaders.

Pursuit has launched more than 500 fellows into tech industry careers
through a four-year intensive program that teaches coding and other IT skills,
places fellows in jobs, and provides three years of post-placement professional
support. More than half of Pursuit fellows are on public assistance, and the
program places a strong emphasis on filling its classes with underrepresented
groups, including women, immigrants, and people without traditional four-year
college degrees.

On average, Pursuit graduates’
annual salaries grow from $18,000
to over $85,000.
Jukay and his team started with an initial pilot of just 26 fellows from Queens.
But as the program grew larger and spread throughout New York, they turned
to GLG to grow their impact.

First, they wanted to learn how to rebrand and expand. Through surveys and
phone calls with experts in nonprofit naming and logo design, Coalition for
Queens became Pursuit. Next, they turned to GLG’s experts to understand best
practices for career coaching — especially within the IT space — and to identify
the right metrics for success. “Pursuit is not just about training and getting a job,”
says Jukay. “We care about the long-term. We want our fellows to thrive and
make a permanent, lasting change in their career and life trajectory.”

Working together with GLG, Pursuit has developed innovative metrics
to track what makes people successful tech sector employees, going
beyond traditional hiring benchmarks (like a college GPA) to better serve
underrepresented populations. GLG has also helped Jukay and his team gain
insights into how to develop a sales team in the nonprofit sector and build out
their corporate partnership opportunities as the organization moves towards
achieving a fully sustainable business model.                                            Pursuit
As the Pursuit team continues to grow, expanding its pool of fellows through             Co-Founder & CEO
initiatives like Level Up — which partners with tech companies to train high-            Jukay Hsu
achieving service-sector workers in engineering and software development —
                                                                                         Issue Area
Jukay is continuing to push for a diverse tech community with opportunities              Tech Training
available to all.                                                                        and Employment

                                                                                         Impact Location
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GLG and Our Clients:
                          Partners at the Leading
                          Edge of Social Innovation

                          JEN FIELD
                          Director of Social Impact, GLG

                          From our earliest days and very first projects, GLG has delivered expert insight to organizations
                          creating positive change — from supporting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers after Hurricane
                          Katrina to partnering with Spirit of America’s humanitarian relief efforts around the world.
                                                                                                                              GLG is a 21st–century
                          In addition to our Fellows and nonprofits nominated by our employees, we have supported             information portal that
                          close to 100 innovative organizations across the social sector, including grantmaking
                          foundations, nonprofit advisory firms, impact funds, and more.
                                                                                                                              puts the expertise of
                          And over the last few years — as the private sector more broadly has embraced the concepts
                          of shared value and corporate social responsibility — we’ve worked with many GLG clients who
                          are building their own initiatives in social impact and sustainability. To support these clients,
                                                                                                                              the world — renowned
                          we’ve recruited experts in impact investing, ESG (environmental, social, and governance)
                          investing, impact measurement, and other related topics.
                                                                                                                              experts — at your
                          We are proud of GLG’s contributions to new social impact models, and we will continue
                          leveraging our platform to help all our clients tackle the world’s most pressing problems.          disposal. GLG has
                                                                                                                              been more than a
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                                                                                                                              partner; they have been
                          Social Finance                                    The Bridgespan Group                              a guiding light and an
                                                                                                                              invaluable resource.
                          GLG Social Impact partners with Social            GLG Social Impact has worked closely with The
                          Finance, a nonprofit pioneering the Pay for       Bridgespan Group (TBG), the leading advisor
                          Success model of financing social programs.       to nonprofits and NGOs, philanthropists,
                          Their innovative financing strategies for         and investors, since 2013. TBG consultants
                          social progress include social impact bonds,      have turned to GLG to expand their networks
                          outcomes rate cards, and career impact            across sectors to understand and evaluate
                          bonds. The Social Finance team relies on          topics as diverse as Free Trade Agreements        Jim Hake, CEO
                          GLG’s platform to engage experts on a             in India, income share agreements in the          Spirit of America
                          range of complex topics, such as shared risk      U.S., and tertiary education for refugees. GLG
                          contracts with Medicaid Care organizations,       has also sourced experts for in-person deep
                          juvenile justice systems for tribal youth, and    dives, such as a foundation retreat focused
                          recidivism reduction.                             on challenges faced by pre-teen girls.

                          Select GLG experts include:                       Select GLG experts include:
                          • Former Chief Deputy Warden,                     • Executive, Girls Who Code
                            California Correctional Center                  • President, Innovation Center for
                          • Former Manager,                                   Community and Youth Development
                            Federal Bureau of Prisons                       • Program Officer, Social Innovation Fund
                          • Advisor, National Institute of Corrections        at Corporation for National
                                                                              and Community Service

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Announcing Our
New Class of Fellows:
Nine Social Innovators
from Around the World

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RACHEL WALD
Director of Social Impact Programs, GLG

Our clients and Fellows continue to leverage
GLG’s network in new and exciting ways,
and we are honored to be a part of the
massive impact that these organizations                                                  3                                                                                                                                                                                          8
have on the lives of millions of people around
the world. The nine Fellows we welcome
this year are creating change across five
continents. They are building footbridges
that bring rural communities out of isolation,
fighting malnutrition in Guatemala, expanding
literacy in India, supporting journalism around
the world, and much more.

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Bridges to Prosperity                   The Common Market                 Dost Education                     Fargreen                           Fathers’ Uplift                 Global Press                  OpenBiome                    Semilla Nueva                    UrSure
Avery Bang                              Tatiana Garcia-Granados           Sneha Sheth                        Trang Tran                         Charles Daniels                 Cristi Hegranes               Carolyn Edelstein            Curt Bowen                       Giffin Daughtridge
President and CEO                       Co-Founder and COO                Co-Founder and CEO                 Founder and CEO                    Co-Founder and CEO              Publisher and CEO             Executive Director           Executive Director               Co-Founder and CEO
Issue Area:                             Issue Area:                       Issue Area:                        Issue Area: Agriculture and        Issue Area: Family              Issue Area:                   Issue Area:                  Issue Area:                      Issue Area:
Rural Connectivity and Infrastructure   Food Security and Agriculture     Education Technology               Environmental Sustainability       Absenteeism and Mental Health   Supporting Local Journalism   Healthcare                   Malnutrition                     Healthcare
Impact Location:                        Impact Location:                  Impact Location:                   Impact Location:                   Impact Location:                Impact Location:              Impact Location:             Impact Location:                 Impact Location:
Rwanda, Uganda, Bolivia                 United States                     India                              Vietnam                            United States                   Global                        United States                Guatemala                        United States

Bridges to Prosperity builds            The Common Market is a regional   Dost Education creates short,      Fargreen works with a network      Fathers’ Uplift helps fathers   Global Press trains           OpenBiome expands safe       Semilla Nueva collaborates       UrSure makes patient-
footbridges around the world            distributor connecting American   accessible, mobile content to      of Vietnamese farmers to divert    overcome emotional barriers     and employs women in          access to fecal microbiota   with communities, NGOs,          friendly diagnostic tests
that connect isolated communities       communities with food from        empower parents at any literacy    rice crop waste to grow and sell   that may prevent them from      developing media markets      transplants and catalyzes    and governmental agencies        that measure and improve
to education, healthcare, and           sustainable family farms.         level to promote early childhood   premium edible mushrooms and       remaining engaged in their      to be ethical investigative   research into the human      to develop and expand the        adherence to medications.
economic opportunity.                                                     development in India.              other crops.                       children’s lives.               journalists.                  microbiome.                  use of biofortified corn to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           fight malnutrition and poverty
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           in Guatemala.

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Current Fellows:
How the 2018–2020 Class
is Using GLG

                                            Braven Aimée Eubanks Davis                                                                                                                       Foster America Sherry Lachman
                                            Issue Area: Economic Mobility and Career Readiness        Impact Location: United States                                                         Issue Area: Child Welfare System Reform        Impact Location: United States

                                            Braven works to close the education-to-employment gap that many low-income and first-                                                            Foster America creates a pipeline of leaders and innovators to transform the child welfare system.
                                            generation college students experience. Partnering with universities to embed career education                                                   Their fellowship recruits and supports professionals with skills in data, technology, marketing
                                            into the undergraduate curriculum, Braven provides students with opportunities to build the skills,                                              design, strategy, and finance to lead reform projects that create impactful change in child welfare.
                                            experience, and networks that smooth the transition from college to strong first jobs.
                                                                                                                                                                                             GLG x Foster America: GLG experts skilled in organizational growth and HR best practices have
                                            GLG x Braven: Braven used GLG experts to identify which industries offer the most job                                                            helped Foster America nearly double the size of its team while maintaining stable operations.
                                            opportunities and career-advancement pathways for new college graduates, including deep                                                          Foster America also connected with GLG survey design experts to develop surveys of their fellows
                                            dives into the legal, criminal justice, science, engineering, and technology sectors. As they have                                               and agency partners. These surveys are now a part of the toolkit they use to assess organizational
                                            expanded their impact, Braven has also paired with experts in corporate partnership structure and                                                performance and the impact of their fellows program.
                                            pricing. GLG connected them with a former Chief External Relations Officer, a VP of Development,
                                            and other experts whose insights helped Braven expand their services across the Bay Area,
                                            Newark, and Chicago.

                                                                                                                                                  Noora Health Shahed Alam
                                                                                                                                                  Issue Area: Healthcare Skills Training     Impact Location: India, Bangladesh
Drive Change Jordyn Lexton
Issue Area: Criminal Justice and Job Training     Impact Location: United States                                                                  Noora Health turns hospital hallways and waiting rooms into classrooms, training hospital patients
                                                                                                                                                  and their family caregivers in high-impact, life-saving skills. Noora Health’s training enables family
Drive Change runs a paid fellowship designed to help formerly incarcerated young people                                                           members to provide quality care in the hospital and at home, reducing preventable complications
learn the necessary tools to succeed in the food service industry. Fellows practice their skills on                                               and improving the health outcomes of post-procedure and post-diagnosis patients.
the Drive Change food truck, providing healthy meals to food-insecure communities. After the
fellowship, trainees are placed in jobs at food businesses that are committed to supportive and                                                   GLG x Noora Health: Noora Health has used GLG to access a huge range of expert insights to
equitable workplace cultures.                                                                                                                     help reach as many patients as possible in a resource-constrained environment. For example,
                                                                                                                                                  when Noora wanted to understand the most effective ways to communicate with patients
GLG x Drive Change: As Drive Change built out their approach to training and strategy,                                                            after they leave the hospital, GLG connected them with technology strategists from mobile
they turned to GLG for large-scale insights to validate hypotheses. For example, when the team                                                    and social media companies. Their insights saved Noora Health the time and cost of developing
needed proof that consumers care about how restaurants treat their employees, a GLG survey                                                        a new software program to keep in touch with patients — instead, the team was able to integrate
of 500 New Yorkers bore out Drive Change’s hypothesis that consumers value ethical practices.                                                     existing technology into their practice.
Drive Change is leveraging these and other insights to create improved working conditions at the
restaurants where their fellows work.

                                            EarthEnable Gayatri Datar                                                                                                                        Simprints Toby Norman
                                            Issue Area: Residential Sanitation     Impact Location: Rwanda, Uganda                                                                           Issue Area: Biometric Identification      Impact Location: South Asia, sub-Saharan Africa

                                            EarthEnable develops affordable and sanitary earthen floors for homes in Rwanda and Uganda.                                                      Simprints builds biometric identity software and hardware to help create a unique record of the
                                            Their washable flooring protects more than 15,000 people from common health issues caused                                                        roughly one billion people worldwide who lack a formal identification. The affordable, secure, and
                                            by dirt floors, such as infectious disease and respiratory conditions and is 75% cheaper than                                                    rugged Simprints fingerprint scanner enables researchers, NGOs, and governments to work in
                                            concrete alternatives.                                                                                                                           even the world’s toughest conditions.

                                            GLG x EarthEnable: A GLG expert with more than 30 years of experience in the polymers and                                                        GLG x Simprints: GLG experts are leading ongoing, semi-monthly coaching engagements for
                                            coatings industry gave EarthEnable a better understanding of how to optimize the materials that                                                  the Simprints leadership team, focusing on crucial people-based skills and subjects, including
                                            make up their earthen floors. Phone consultations and in-person engagements with the expert                                                      executive presence, time management, and the development of outcome-based KPIs. These
                                            prepared EarthEnable both to adjust the varnish formulation to achieve stronger, safer floors and                                                engagements have deepened the team’s management capabilities and accelerated organizational
                                            to implement manufacturing changes at scale.                                                                                                     growth as Simprints expands into new countries.

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Current Fellows

                                            StrongMinds Sean Mayberry
                                            Issue Area: Women’s Mental Health     Impact Location: Uganda, Zambia                                  GLG is leveraging the
                                            StrongMinds is scaling a cost-effective therapeutic model to address depression in Africa.
                                            The organization provides mental health services to impoverished women whose depression                greatest asset there
                                            prevents them from leading healthy, productive, and fulfilling lives.

                                            GLG x Braven: GLG supported StrongMinds as they expanded their program into Zambia                     is — human talent —
                                            following five years of successful operation in Uganda. GLG experts from Zambian educational
                                            coalitions, local newspapers, and NGOs shared their research to help prepare StrongMinds for
                                            a successful expansion. Powered by these insights, StrongMinds is on track to treat 1,200 women
                                                                                                                                                   to help organizations
                                            during their first year working in Zambia — and they’re now launching a formal partnership
                                            program with the nation’s Ministry of Health.
                                                                                                                                                   like ours succeed.
                                                                                                                                                   With GLG, we’ve explored
Thorn Julie Cordua
Issue Area: Eliminating Online Child Sexual Exploitation    Impact Location: Global
                                                                                                                                                   new revenue streams,
Thorn develops proprietary technology that helps tech companies and law enforcement
agencies combat the proliferation of child sexual abuse material on social platforms and
other digital media.
                                                                                                                                                   devised systems
GLG x Thorn: Thorn has connected with many different GLG experts to help crack
the tough strategic, technical, and regulatory challenges of their mission to enhance the
                                                                                                                                                   infrastructure, and
                                                                                                                                                   planned for our growth.
safety of children online. For example, soon after becoming a Fellow, Thorn wanted to size
the market of user-generated content on the Internet — a challenging goal given how
difficult it is to track such content. GLG connected them with experts including CTOs and

                                                                                                                                                   Our partnership is
the former Global Head of Creator Development & Management at a large tech company.
These insights helped Thorn further develop initiatives to deter abusers who are active
on hosting platforms.

                                                                                                                                                   hugely valuable.
                                            The Trevor Project Amit Paley
                                                                                                                                                   GLG Fellow Zack Rosenburg
                                            Issue Area: LGBTQ Youth Suicide Prevention     Impact Location: United States
                                                                                                                                                   SBP
                                            The Trevor Project provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth
                                            under 25, creating safe, accepting, and inclusive environments over the phone, online, and
                                            through text.

                                            GLG x The Trevor Project: The Trevor Project wanted to learn how to leverage machine learning
                                            and natural language processing to better support at-risk LGBTQ youth. GLG arranged phone
                                            consultations with data scientists, who provided insights on how to implement a centralized
                                            analytics platform that assesses the language users post on TrevorSpace, the world’s largest
                                            safe-space social networking site. As a result, The Trevor Project was able to improve their ability
                                            to collect, track, and analyze these posts, helping them deliver context-specific responses and
                                            services to reach even more LGBTQ youth more effectively.

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Previous Fellows:
A Look Back at Our Community

2017-2019 Class                             Global Health Corps                        Nest                                          City Health Works
                                            Barbara Bush                               Rebecca van Bergen                            Manmeet Kaur
Frontline                                   Issue Area: Global Health                  Issue Area: Handworker Economy                Issue Area: Community Health
Josh MacAlister                             Impact Location: Global                    Impact Location: Global                       Impact Location: United States
Issue Area: Child Welfare and Social Work
Impact Location: United Kingdom             Team Rubicon                               Open Medicine Project                         CREA
                                            Jake Wood                                  Mohammed Dalwai                               Leticia M. Jáuregui
myAgro                                      Issue Area: Disaster Relief                Issue Area: Healthcare Technology             Issue Area: Women’s Businesses
Anushka Ratnayake                           Impact Location: Global                    Impact Location: South Africa                 Impact Location: Mexico
Issue Area: Rural Agribusiness Financing
Impact Location: Mali, Senegal, Tanzania    WAVE                                       Possible                                      East Bali Cashews
                                            Misan Rewane                               Mark Arnoldy                                  Aaron Fishman
Pursuit                                     Issue Area: Education and Employment       Issue Area: Healthcare                        Issue Area: Agriculture
Jukay Hsu                                   Impact Location: Nigeria                   Impact Location: Nepal                        Impact Location: Indonesia
Issue Area: Tech Training and Employment
Impact Location: United States                                                         Sanergy                                       Nuru International
                                                                                       David Auerbach                                Jake Harriman
Solstice                                    2015-2017 Class                            Issue Area: Sanitation                        Issue Area: Poverty Alleviation
Steph Speirs                                                                           Impact Location: Kenya                        Impact Location: Kenya, Ethiopia
Issue Area: Solar Energy Access             Aunt Bertha
Impact Location: United States              Erine Gray                                 Sustainable Health                            The Resolution Project
                                            Issue Area: Human Services Access          Enterprises                                   Oliver Libby
SIRUM                                       Impact Location: United States             Elizabeth Scharpf                             Issue Area: Social Venture Fellowship
Kiah Williams                                                                          Issue Area: Women’s Health                    Impact Location: United States
Issue Area: Healthcare Access               BlocPower                                  Impact Location: Rwanda
Impact Location: United States              Donnel Baird                                                                             Samasource
                                            Issue Area: Environmental Sustainability   TreeHouse                                     Leila Janah
Yimishiji                                   Impact Location: United States             Jason Ballard                                 Issue Area: Tech Training and Employment
Matilda Ho                                                                             Issue Area: Environmental Sustainability      Impact Location: Kenya, Uganda, India
Issue Area: Food and Agriculture            Compass Working Capital                    Impact Area: United States
Impact Location: China                      Sherry Riva                                                                              SBP
                                            Issue Area: Financial Literacy                                                           Zack Rosenburg
                                            Impact Location: United States                                                           Issue Area: Disaster Relief
                                                                                       2014-2015 Class                               Impact Location: Global
2016-2018 Class                             The Future Project
                                            Kanya Balakrishna                          Agora Partnerships                            Spark+Mettle
Bayes Impact                                Issue Area: Education                      Ben Powell                                    Eugenie Teasley
Eric Liu                                    Impact Location: United States             Issue Area: Entrepreneurship                  Issue Area: Youth Empowerment
Issue Area: Public Service                                                             Impact Location: Global                       Impact Location: United Kingdom
Impact Location: Global                     Golden Palm Investments
                                            Sangu Delle                                All Star Code                                 Venture for America
D-Rev                                       Issue Area: Social Enterprise              Christina Lewis Halpern                       Andrew Yang
Krista Donaldson                            Impact Location: Africa                    Issue Area: Tech Training and Employment      Issue Area: Entrepreneurship
Issue Area: Healthcare                                                                 Impact Location: United States                Impact Location: United States
Impact Location: Global                     The Lowline
                                            Dan Barasch                                Catchafire
Drinkwell                                   Issue Area: Environmental Sustainability   Rachael Chong
Minhaj Chowdhury                            Impact Location: United States             Issue Area: Skills-based Volunteer Matching
Issue Area: Water Access                                                               Impact Location: United States
Impact Location: Bangladesh, India

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The GLG Partners Program:
                                      Expanding Our Impact

                                      The Partners Program expands
                                      GLG’s impact by empowering
                                      our employees.

           The GLG Partners           Every GLGer is now able to give the power of our knowledge marketplace to the causes
                                      and organizations they care about by nominating a nonprofit for free access to a GLG project.
                                      It’s an innovative spin on a traditional employee match, with GLG donating in-kind services

           Program is a powerful      to match employees’ efforts in scoping and running projects that drive social progress.

           way to feel like you’re    How an Austin GLGer Helped a Nonprofit Find Success

           making a very direct —     Imagine a job that encourages you not only to
                                      look for problems in the world, but to actively
                                                                                          Any one of the issues facing Dress for Success
                                                                                          would have taken time and money to address
                                      play a role in solving them. That’s just one        — “and most of the time, nonprofits don’t
           and immediate — impact.    of the things that drew Texas-based Brooke
                                      Currie to join GLG after graduating from college.
                                                                                          have the staff or the funding to do that,”
                                                                                          Mia pointed out. But thanks to GLG’s extensive
                                                                                          database of industry-specific experts, Brooke
                                      In February 2019, GLG’s Social Impact               had the answers at her fingertips. “The most
           GLGer Morgan Franklin      initiative rolled out the Partners Program          challenging part for me — which I enjoyed
           Client Solutions, Austin   — which enables every GLGer, regardless             — was figuring out who were the right experts
                                      of role, tenure, or geography, to connect           to help,” said Brooke. “The options are kind
                                      nonprofits of their choice with pro bono            of limitless.”
                                      expert consultations.
                                                                                          Within weeks, Dress for Success was
                                      For Brooke, that meant helping women                connected to three professionals. “The
                                      who are trying to advance their careers.            consultants I worked with were stellar,”
                                      “As a young woman in the corporate world,           Mia said. “I felt so privileged to talk to them.
                                      it seemed like a good way to give back,”            They were sincere and all very helpful.”
                                      she said. So she connected with Mia Johns,
                                      the executive director of the Austin chapter        The entire experience was “eye-opening” for
                                      of Dress for Success. Launched in 2003,             Brooke as well. “It’s really rewarding to think
                                      the central Texas affiliate of the national         creatively to help networks problem-solve,”
                                      nonprofit empowers women to achieve                 she said, “I think it’s great that GLG offers
                                      economic independence by providing a                this unique opportunity.”
                                      network of support, professional attire,
                                      and development tools that help women               A version of this article previously appeared on NationSwell.com

                                      thrive in work and in life.

                                      When Brooke reached out to offer GLG’s
                                      services, Mia’s response was an enthusiastic
                                      yes. Over several phone calls and emails,
                                      Brooke narrowed in on three areas where
                                      GLG could help Dress for Success: creating
                                      updated promotional materials with a clearer
                                      sense of the services offered, fine-tuning
                                      a communications strategy to reach their
                                      network of 300 volunteers, and helping
                                      clients continue to improve their skills in
                                      pursuit of more lucrative jobs.

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GLG Fellow Organization Yimishiji

The Last Word:
The Future of GLG Social
Impact — A Smarter World
Works Better

RICHARD SOCARIDES
Chief Communications Officer, GLG

GLG was founded more than 20 years ago on the belief that a smarter world
works better — and we have never stopped exploring new ways to apply our
knowledge marketplace to society’s toughest challenges.

When we launched our Social Impact Fellowship to deliver the power of GLG
to social entrepreneurs and their teams for free, we couldn’t have imagined the
extraordinary response. The breadth of issues our Fellows address, and the
scale of their collective impact, increases dramatically with each new class.

This year, we innovated again, launching our Social Impact Partners Program to
empower every GLGer to contribute our company’s resources and our experts’
insights to causes they care about.

I’m honored to lead the team that is driving these efforts. Through all our Social
Impact initiatives, we have supported a huge range of changemakers by providing
what only GLG can: powerful insights from the world’s largest network of experts
and unmatched service from our global team of passionate employees.

What does a smarter world look like? It looks like a chemicals expert whose
knowledge helps create safer homes for families in Rwanda, like data scientists
whose insights help identify gay kids in distress, like hundreds of consumers
whose survey responses help support young people starting careers after
incarceration. Those aren’t theoretical examples — they’re just a few from last year.

When knowledge doesn’t go to waste,
the world works better.
And we’re not done breaking new ground. Together with our Fellows, clients,
and partners, we look forward to continuing to grow our impact even more in
the years ahead.

The world’s challenges are tough, and the private sector is stepping up to play
a role in solving them. Companies are increasingly judged by their willingness to
help make a difference. We’re proud to play a leadership role, contributing our
unique resources and expertise to help drive change.

In these pages, we’ve shared inspiring examples of what GLG can do.
With 54 Fellows and hundreds of Social Impact clients and partners —
supported by thousands of GLGers and experts — we’re just getting started.

Thank you for being a part of our efforts.

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When you have a question about a certain
subject, or about a particular strategy,
you can spend time as well as personal
                                             ABOUT GLG
and social capital tracking down the right
high-level person who has thought about      GLG is the world’s
                                             knowledge marketplace.
this issue for the last 20 years…
                                             We connect decision makers who want the
Or you can use GLG.                          advantage of powerful insight to people with
                                             first-hand experience, so they can act with the
                                             confidence that comes from true clarity. Our
GLG Fellow Kiah Williams
                                             network is the largest in the world, and we
SIRUM                                        recruit thousands of new experts every month.

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