By Sean Milliken, Head of Global Social Innovation, PayPal
This year the #GivingTuesday movement turned five. Founded in 2012 by 92nd Street Y in partnership with the United Nations Foundation, this global day of giving has seen millions around the world unite to generously give their time and money to charitable causes. PayPal has been a lead supporter of the #GivingTuesday movement from the beginning, powering millions of donations on this day alone.
If there’s any one topic that people working in sustainability can agree, it’s that their sector has an identity problem.
Acronyms abound. EHS, ESG, CSR and CR are just a few. There are professionals who feel that Social Purpose or Shared Value address both human rights and environmental issues. But just as many execs are solidly in the Sustainability camp.
Blog by Premal Shah, President and Co-founder, Kiva
I joined PayPal as one of their first 50 employees in 2000 as a product manager. Little did I know that this job was going to lead me into my career as an social entrepreneur and that PayPal would be the company that helped make Kiva, a global nonprofit, possible.
In the early days of PayPal it was really just a group of strange geniuses. We were all a little weird, but it was really clear how intelligent and dedicated the team was to building a global payment service from the get go.
A message from Franz W. Paasche, PayPal Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs & Communications
At PayPal, we see the transformative effect that affordable financial services can have on individuals and merchants every day. With over 188 million active customer accounts and 14.5 million active merchant accounts, we’re reimagining money around the world and powering the potential and dreams of families, businesses and communities.