At Make Influence, our job is to help amplify voices of people with something to say in order to create value: for the people that listen to them, for themselves, for the companies they work with, and also for us.
As part of this job, we see on a daily basis the impact, both positive and negative, a honest voice can have on other people and their environment.
For this reason, it is our primary duty to make sure this impact is more positive than negative, and that we use our privileged position to make sure its effects reach more people than our closer community.
Our Corporate Social Responsibility Program is all about this: amplify true and honest voices that can drive positive impact and give back to society, through social and environmental initiatives. One voice at a time.
Formally, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a set of practices, projects and structural changes made in order integrate social and environmental considerations into their business activities and into their interaction with stakeholders.
With their Social Responsibilities programs,
Companies aim at creating value for both the business and society by dealing with social, environmental and ethical challenges that are related to their business practices and values.
At the same time, a good CSR program should always take in consideration stakeholders (what we call our "community"), and take decisions in accordance with internationally recognized principles of social responsibility.
Amplifying voices is in our DNA. As a platform with an authoritative and privileged position to "make influence", we need to ensure that we do what we can to drive a positive impact in the world we live in.
It is no secret our business rotates around creating value by selling products and services, and there is nothing bad about it. However, as a community of small and big voices, we can do much more than that.
We believe that a clean environment, a good education, health and social life are rights for all. However, the harsh reality tells us that not everyone experience them.
We are here to do our part to change this.
While working on structural and long term solutions to make our platform and our business model more sustainable and fair, we have devised a way to make impact right now.
Each year, Make Influence will sponsor two employee driven initiatives focusing on social or environmental causes of their interest, that align with our values.
Our community will have a role as well, both in helping us prioritising the projects closer to their hearths and amplifying their reach and impact through shared initiatives.
Once again, everyone can make a difference, no matter how big their voice is: we hope you will join the cause!
El Cambio Academy is a football academy based in Uganda, founded in 2016 by Danish Thomas Thor. Thomas dream is to create a healhty environment for local kids and young people, where they could gain access to a better life through the power of football and education. This way, he aims to create role models who can inspire their peers, family members and those who meet them.
We visited them in April 2021, and decided to start a collaboration to help them throughout their journey.