Economic Opportunity

We believe all people should have equal opportunity to grow and sustain themselves

We believe all people should have equal opportunity to grow and sustain themselves.

People are happier in more equal societies. Crime rates are lower, institutions are stronger, and social mobility is greater. But the gap between the rich and poor is at its highest level in decades, leading to unemployment, homelessness and poor social mobility.

We want to help tackle inequality by providing support for people living below national poverty lines.

We want to equip people with the skills and knowledge they need to excel in the labour market. This means preparing for the challenges of the Future of Work, such as the increase in flexible work and the threats of automation, by building increasingly important skills, such as creativity and social skills.

Through our initiatives, we build more inclusive communities by levelling the playing field for people who are structurally more excluded from economic opportunities. 

The problem

1.5b
people live below national poverty lines

190m
people are unemployed around the world

47%
jobs at risk of being automated in the near future

Our Work in London

Mission #1: Eradicating homelessness

We want homelessness in London to be a thing of the past. With the knowledge, wealth and resources the UK has today, there’s no reason why any Londoner should be without a home. However, 12,500 Londoners are homeless on any given night. We want to help change this, by providing housing and support for people affected by homelessness.

Mission #2: Bridging the skills gap

Developing professional skills is more than just increasing ability, it’s a key strategy for improving employment conditions and quality of life. In London, an estimated 30,000 job vacancies are unfilled due to a lack of relevant skills, and 1.9 million jobs have high potential to be replaced by automation in the next 20 years. The best way to address these challenges is to ensure that Londoners have relevant skills for the job market now and into the future.

We will help bridge this skills gap by focusing on improving in-demand skills that boost a person’s employability and creates a positive impact on their career. This includes digital skills, as an estimated 90% of jobs will require some element of digital skills, and soft skills which are increasingly demanded by employers.

Let’s catalyse 
lasting change in our cities

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