2015 was an eventful year. Not just for Connor, but for the world. As a San Francisco-based company, we were fortunate to be immersed in another tech boom with inspiration and new ideas from every direction. At same time, the world around us endured some of the most unimaginable suffering and loss, from the Syrian refugee crisis and terror attacks in Paris, to unprecedented natural disasters across the world.
In our fast-paced lives, we sometimes fail to reflect on how fortunate we are and how much we take for granted. While we complain about relatively trivial issues like the speed of internet and restaurant service, a large part of this world is struggling for the basic needs in life: shelter, food and water, not to mention dignity and basic human rights.
This year, we at Connor have charged ourselves with helping to raise awareness of the issues affecting so many fellow humans around the world. It’s our way of saying a loud and bold “Hello” to 2016. More importantly, it’s our way of saying, “Let’s not live in fear. Let’s have courage. Let’s lend a helping hand. Let’s empower change and be stronger together.”
Inspired by the Salesforce model, Connor have set aside our people’s time and a percentage of our 2015 profit to contribute to the charities and causes most meaningful to our employees. We have researched and ensured our chosen charities operate in a transparent way and have more than 90% of funds used directly for services they deliver. We believe that by bringing awareness and collective action, we can change the world, together.
people go hungry every day.
children under age 5 die from malnutritiono every year.
of their income on food in the poorest countries, people spend.
“795 million people in the world do not have enough food to lead a healthy active life. That's about one in nine people on earth.”
“Poor nutrition causes nearly half (45%) of deaths in children under five - 3.1 million children each year.”
Regardless if the person is far away in a developing country, an elderly or homeless person near home, no one should be deprived of basic human needs.