“Sustainable development calls for concerted efforts towards building an inclusive, sustainable and resilient future for people and planet.” *from the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Venture Café has heard the call…
We believe innovation is a process for improving the human condition; therefore, Venture Café can leverage innovation as a way to move the needle toward locally and globally by promoting sustainable, inclusive and equitable economic growth, creating greater opportunities for all, reducing inequalities, raising basic standards of living, fostering equitable social development and inclusion, and promoting integrated and sustainable management of natural resources and ecosystems.
At Venture Café, we are committed to convening people with purpose through:
Re-framing the narrative of innovation’s purpose to include social and ecological responsibility.
Last updated on: April 30th, 2021.
Innovation is a process to improve the human condition. While we aspire to see this hold true, the reality is that the human condition of many in our global communities are subject to systemic racism that has been present for centuries and not yet adequately addressed. At the Venture Café Global Institute (VCGI), we believe in and we stand with global movements working hard to eradicate systemic racism.
Racial equity is achieved when life outcomes can no longer be predicted based on the color of a person’s skin. We have a lot of work to do.
The VCGI Racial Equity Action Plan addresses three areas within the organization and we are committed to doing more. These areas of focus will be included in our annual public impact report, we will benchmark the organisation and progress swiftly.
A racist system can’t simply be repaired; it must be dismantled. VCGI is intent on building a better, more just society where everyone belongs and feels safe.. We invite others to join us in this effort. Join our café communities all over the globe to discuss ways we can collectively drive toward racial equity and social justice.