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What is Global Hand’s role in the UN & Business website?


Global Hand, an NGO with many years’ experience in matching private sector partnerships, has built business.un.org.

Why has Global Hand built this website?

Global Hand built this website, pro bono, in the hope of matching companies and UN organisations where a partnership is appropriate and passing on corporate offers to other NGOs where a UN partnership has not been formed. More…

What does Global Hand do?

Global Hand is a matching service: a non-profit brokerage facilitating public/ private partnership. More…

What standards does Global Hand adhere to?

Global Hand regards standards of best practice as central to its functioning. More…

How are unmatched offers referred to a broader group of NGOs?

Unfortunately, it is not always possible for a match to be found between business organisations and the UN. That, however, need not be the end of the story. More…

Why has Global Hand built the UN website free of charge?

From a Global Hand perspective, the ‘wealth’ in this scenario is its potential for partnerships that can change the face of need in today’s world. Global Hand is aware that the value of a partnership can be greater than the sum of its parts and that the synergy between appropriate partners can create ‘value’ greatly needed by an impoverished planet.

How are Global Hand’s needs met?

As well as espousing, and facilitating, private sector partnerships, Global Hand itself functions through such engagement.

It acknowledges principle support from the Government of the Hong Kong SAR for property provision, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer for legal provision, William Benter of Acusis LLC for financial provision and the Aidmatrix Foundation for the technical infrastructure and related support services for the website. Further partners include Grant Thornton, Rotary, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Macquarie Bank, Bloomberg, Allen & Overy. More…