Challenge: Economic Barriers and Inclusion

The latest on our work, approach, partnerships—and more.

Scaling Impact in Brazil’s Public Education System 

Questions of quality, equity, and engagement have consistently afflicted the Brazilian public education system, with massive differences between socioeconomic status and geographic regions. Throughout the enormous nation of Brazil, there are young people who yearn for the opportunity to make changes in the education sector within their communities. 

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Closing the Gap in Economic Equity with Global Pro Bono

In response to the social justice movement, we partnered with SAP on their Pro Bono for Economic Equity project. The goal was to address the disproportionately negative impact of COVID-19 on people of color. For six weeks, teams of SAP employees worked virtually with Black entrepreneurs worldwide with remarkable success.

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Circular Cleveland: Creating a Baseline for a New Economy

Pyxera Global’s work is founded on the belief that inclusion and the voice of the historically marginalized communities should be front and center for any circular city. Equitable Circular Cleveland showcases the effectiveness of that method by blending Pyxera Global’s multi-sector approach and community-driven ethos with Metabolic’s science-based philosophy.

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TIE Global Artisans

Tradition. Innovation. Entrepreneurship. That’s how we’ll preserve the vibrant culture held together by traditional African weaving. The global handicraft market is projected to exceed US$1 trillion by 2030 but it largely bypasses African products. This initiative elevates traditional craft, infuses it with innovative methods and markets, and reinvests into communities.

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Rhetoric to Action

Through the Rhetoric to Action series, we amplify voices from the private, social, and public sectors to address structural racism and social injustice. These conversations assist organizations in understanding their role in dismantling racism and ending injustice by fostering the move from talking to taking measurable and meaningful actions.

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Global Pro Bono LEAD

In the early 2000s, Pyxera Global began partnering with companies to design, facilitate, and measure the impact of Global Pro Bono programs. Today, more than 25 unique GPB programs help share best practices, distribute lessons learned, and to encourage innovation amongst companies across seven business sectors.

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DBC: Supporting a Black-Owned Business is an Opportunity for All-Around Growth

DBC applied to Pro Bono for Economic Equity (PBEE), an SAP volunteering program to foster economic equity for black-owned businesses and social enterprises in order to work on the “chaos” the company was experiencing with its daily operations. Williams found the involvement to be very thorough and was able to discuss his company beyond “the website version of DBC” with his three SAP consultants.

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