PYXERA Global is one of a handful of organizations that pioneered Global Pro Bono as a strategic approach for companies to leverage their most valuable assets, their employees, to generate shared value for the business and community. GPB programs are corporate-sponsored initiatives through which employees contribute their professional skills to host clients at no financial cost, including non-profits, social enterprises, educational institutions, and government entities.
In the early 2000s, PYXERA Global began partnering with companies, to design, facilitate, and measure the impact of these innovative programs. Sparked by the early leadership of companies such as IBM and GSK, the number of programs has continued to grow over the past decade. Global Pro Bono LEAD, formerly known as the International Corporate Volunteerism Leadership Council, was launched to create a space to share best practices, distribute lessons learned, and to encourage innovation amongst companies with Global Pro Bono programs.
Today, Global Pro Bono LEAD members represent leading companies across seven sectors—ICT, Health, Finance, Agriculture, Consumer Products, Transportation, and Chemicals—with 28 unique GPB programs ranging from one week to six months in duration and targeting a wide cross-section of employees.