In 2013, we founded Empower in order to strengthen civil society and improve corporate accountability by eliminating the strategic information gap between civil society stakeholders of corporations and businesses themselves. As advocates, organizers, and researchers, we seek not only to contribute to social impact but also to innovate new revenue streams and build a democratic economy model of worker ownership.
Empower accomplishes this by conducting strategic research, providing business intelligence, advising accountability and advocacy campaigns, and building civil society capacities to better understand capital and more effectively engage companies. Our vision for how to build grassroots power is our defining characteristic.
Empower is an innovative social enterprise that sells services and generates revenue exclusively from clients aligned with our Social Commitment, which are primarily civil society organizations of different shapes and sizes. We contribute entirely to the social sector and do not compete for recognition or revenue with CSOs.
Empower leads by example as an alternative to the corporate-led model of globalization.