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Standing Behind Those on the Forefront of Change

Builders Ini¬≠tia¬≠tive invests in and col¬≠lab¬≠o¬≠rates with non-prof¬≠its, busi¬≠ness¬≠es, and oth¬≠ers work¬≠ing towards sus¬≠tain¬≠able solu¬≠tions to soci¬≠etal and envi¬≠ron¬≠men¬≠tal chal¬≠lenges. We engage with our part¬≠ners in these pri¬≠ma¬≠ry impact areas:

We believe that those clos¬≠est to the prob¬≠lem are the ones best equipped to solve it. They are the thinkers and doers. Their work is at the cen¬≠ter of our vision because they have the his¬≠to¬≠ry, rela¬≠tion¬≠ships, know-how, per¬≠spec¬≠tives, and expe¬≠ri¬≠ence to make change possible.

We use a vari¬≠ety of tools, includ¬≠ing grant¬≠mak¬≠ing and impact invest¬≠ing, to unlock and scale long-term pos¬≠i¬≠tive change. That means we work with entre¬≠pre¬≠neurs build¬≠ing impact-dri¬≠ven com¬≠pa¬≠nies and those financ¬≠ing social inno¬≠va¬≠tion. But we know cap¬≠i¬≠tal¬≠ism is imper¬≠fect and not always able to deliv¬≠er every solu¬≠tion, so we work just as close¬≠ly with advo¬≠cates and non-prof¬≠it orga¬≠ni¬≠za¬≠tions seek¬≠ing to change think¬≠ing and pro¬≠vide sus¬≠tain¬≠able, more equi¬≠table ser¬≠vices in our communities.

‚ÄúWe might have reason to be driven! We live for a short stretch of time in a world we share with others.‚ÄĚ

- Amartya Sen, Philosopher and Economist