Virgin Unite is the independent non-profit foundation of the Virgin Group We started Virgin Unite with the aim of bringing people together to encourage them never to accept the unacceptable, to turn challenges into opportunities and to always push boundaries that make both business and the world better.
Our overheads are covered by Richard Branson and the Virgin Group, meaning that 100% of all donations received go directly to initiatives we create or support.
Our goal is to unite people and entrepreneurial ideas to create opportunities for a better world. There are so many challenges facing the world today, but we believe that by bringing the right people together and taking an entrepreneurial approach, we can create positive change.
Our work is divided into four areas:
1. Changing business for good - We believe business can be a driving force for social, environmental and economic benefit.
2. Market solutions to address climate change and conserve our natural resources – We believe businesses have a big part to play in creating opportunities from the challenges we face.
3. The power of entrepreneurs - We help early stage entrepreneurs build credible business plans for growth that have a positive impact in the world.
4. Human dignity - We work to protect every human’s basic rights and freedoms through shining a spotlight on issues that we feel are unacceptable.
We know we can’t change the world on our own, so we bring together entrepreneurs, philanthropists and inspirational leaders – then we collaborate for good. We want to form a powerful global community that are able to drive change.