GLG Wins Recognition in Fast Company’s “World Changing Ideas” Competition
April 28, 2020
Pioneering Social Impact Partners Program Awarded Honorable Mention in Corporate Social Responsibility Category
The Program, now focused primarily on organizations on the frontlines of COVID-19 relief, allows all 2,000+ GLG employees worldwide to select a nonprofit for a pro bono GLG project.
New York, New York; April 28, 2020 – GLG, the world’s knowledge marketplace, has been recognized by Fast Company’s 2020 “World Changing Ideas Awards” for the GLG Social Impact Partners Program, which allows all 2,000+ GLG employees to select a nonprofit organization they care about for a pro bono project with GLG. The program won honorable mention in the Awards’ Corporate Social Responsibility category, one of the most hotly contested. The award will be commemorated in Fast Company’s May/June issue, on newsstands May 5.
GLG is the world’s knowledge marketplace, connecting decision-makers to insights from experts so they can act with the confidence that comes from true clarity. GLG’s network of more than 700,000 experts is the world’s largest and most varied source of first-hand expertise, and its global team recruits hundreds of new experts every day.
GLG Social Impact brings the power of GLG’s platform to organizations working to solve society’s most urgent challenges. Most recently, GLG Social Impact has delivered pro bono support to more than 75 organizations at the frontlines of COVID-19 relief, including several nominated directly by GLG employees through the Social Impact Partners Program.
“We’re proud to be recognized by Fast Company for our Social Impact Partners Program, further validating our conviction that GLG’s unique assets give us a responsibility to make a difference in the world,” said GLG CEO Paul Todd. “The Partners Program expands GLG’s efforts by engaging our global workforce in driving positive social impact, which is more important than ever right now. We’re honored to be included among such great company.”
This year marks the fourth “World Changing Ideas Awards.” A panel of judges reviewed submissions from an international pool of more than 3,000 entries across sectors and industries, making selections based on feasibility and the potential for impact.
“GLG employees continue to step up and engage with Social Impact as an integral component of our culture at GLG,” said GLG Director of Social Impact Jen Field. “Our Partners Program is the latest innovation in a suite of Social Impact offerings that includes our pioneering Fellowship, our longtime work with leading foundations and grant makers, and most recently our emergency pro bono support of frontline COVID-19 relief efforts. We’re proud to continue doing our part to help solve the world’s most urgent challenges.”
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GLG is the world’s knowledge marketplace. We connect decision makers to insights from experts, so they can act with the confidence that comes from true clarity. Our network of 700,000 professionals is the world’s largest and most varied source of first-hand expertise, and we recruit hundreds of new experts every day. We bring the power of insight to every great professional decision. Visit www.glg.it.