Unlock Aid started as a research project. In 2021, we surveyed more than 60 of the world’s leading social innovators to ask what kept them from working with the world’s largest development agencies. We published
our findings and then pooled our resources to solve the problems we identified.
Since then, Unlock Aid has built the world’s leading coalition of social innovators driving policy changes to achieve the SDGs, including more than 50 social enterprises, research universities, multinationals, and philanthropies, and spanning more than 20 countries in sectors like health, energy, food, education, water, and more. We’ve methodically built our coalition, brand, and influence. But our North Star is unchanged.
If we’ll have any chance of meeting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, we’ll need to operate with greater urgency, flexibility, and innovation. We need big changes now.