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Subjects: Corporate Social Responsibility, Nonprofit

Social Impact Powerhouses Good Worldwide, Upworthy and Net Impact Launch Good Institute

GOOD Worldwide, Upworthy and Net Impact have forged a Social Impact Alliance to launch GOOD Institute today, scale impact initiatives, engage the next generation of leaders, and serve as a force for good for leading businesses. GOOD Institute is a new nonprofit thought leader and social action think tank, empowering socially responsible organizations and individuals.

"The ever-increasing power dynamic of consumers, employees and investors ? each seeking new responses to prove credible progress on social impact ? demand regenerative solutions and structures," said Net Impact CEO Peter Lupoff, who also serves as CEO for GOOD Institute. "GOOD Institute is a response to this current demand for action, because yesterday's approaches don't meet today's social impact needs," added GOOD Worldwide CEO Max Schorr.

This social impact alliance leverages more than 45 years of combined experience and relationships of GOOD Worldwide, Upworthy and Net Impact to empower and influence millions of engaged citizens, students, corporations, employees, and activists throughout the world to create meaningful and lasting change. Each organization brings a track record of excellence, issue and functional expertise, and unique perspectives to this new collaboration.

2021 GOOD Institute Impact Survey

As part of its launch, GOOD Institute is releasing the results of its first GOOD Institute Impact Survey. Querying more than 500 current and future Business Leaders (BL) as well as the General Public (GP), the 2021 Impact Survey explores what these groups believe to be our most pressing social issues and the most effective ways companies and individuals can harness their influence to make a difference. The complete findings of the report demonstrate expansive consensus. A summary and the full results of the GOOD Institute 2021 Impact Survey are available at GOOD Institute.org/ImpactSurvey.

"While issues today seem to be increasingly divisive, I am heartened to see an overwhelming majority of people holding shared beliefs and ideas about what needs to be done to address our societal challenges," said Schorr. "GOOD Institute will enable significant action to benefit our planet now and for future generations."

"By identifying specific steps we, engaged citizens, are willing to take to make a difference, as well as the qualities we need to see in business leaders, the report provides an ideal roadmap for broad stakeholders to work together to address the world's biggest challenges," noted Lupoff.

Key Findings

About GOOD Institute

GOOD Institute, a newly formed 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established through the alliance of Net Impact, GOOD Worldwide and Upworthy, will address important issues, drive social action and reimagine the possibilities for our shared future by charting a new contract between business and society to meet today's evolving challenges with regenerative solutions. The Institute is also now home to science, technology and ethics media platform Leaps.org.

GOOD Institute will:

GOOD Institute In Action

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For more information about GOOD Institute, please visit GOODInstitute.org

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