Globant Joins the Tent Partnership for Refugees to Accelerate the Economic Integration of Refugees Worldwide
20 Dec 2022
- Tent is a global network of over 300 major companies that give support to refugees by integrating them economically in their new communities
- Globant is joining Tent’s Sunflower Project to accelerate the financial stability of tens of thousands of Ukrainian refugee women
NEW YORK – December 20, 2022 - Globant (NYSE: GLOB), a digitally native company focused on reinventing businesses through innovative technology solutions, is joining the Tent Partnership for Refugees (Tent), a global business network of over 300 major companies committed to supporting refugees’ economic integration.
“This partnership allows us to strengthen our support programs for refugees and migrants on a global scale. As a member of the partnership, we will be offering specialized support to adequately reach refugee communities and design programs based on their specific needs to help them enter the workforce,” said Francisco Michref, Government Affairs & Sustainability Director at Globant.
This initiative is part of Globant’s “Code Your Future - Moving Together” program, which offers a wide range of training and hiring opportunities for workers from groups that have traditionally faced significant barriers to integration into the local workforce. In addition to migrants, the program assists refugees in Europe, deported people in Mexico, and victims of armed conflict in Colombia, among other groups.
”We are thrilled that Globant has joined Tent,” said Veronica Rossini, Vice-President for Europe at Tent. “Recent crises in Venezuela and Ukraine have displaced millions of people across Latin America and Europe. It’s more important now than ever that refugees can support themselves and their families through meaningful work. By providing refugees with training and hiring opportunities through its Code Your Future program, Globant is making a meaningful and lasting difference in refugees' lives around the world.”
Tent works closely with businesses across the Americas and Europe to provide meaningful and inclusive opportunities to refugees. In Europe specifically, Globant is joining the Sunflower Project, a pan-European initiative launched by Tent to accelerate the economic inclusion of tens of thousands of Ukrainian refugee women through better access to employment. A recent survey showed that two-thirds of Ukrainian refugees are mothers with higher education degrees or highly qualified specialists from sought-after professions. Despite these qualifications, they face hurdles that prevent them from fully participating in the workforce – such as low local language proficiency, limited social or professional networks, and childcare and domestic burdens.
Code your Future is part of Globant’s Be Kind initiative, a global ESG strategy that unites positive impact programs for all of its main stakeholders and consolidates initiatives to tackle critical issues, such as DEI, climate change, education and ethics in AI, among others.
To learn more about the Tent Partnership for Refugees, please visit https://www.tent.org/.
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About the Tent Partnership for Refugees
With more and more refugees displaced for longer periods of time, businesses have a critical role to play in helping refugees integrate economically in their new host communities. The Tent Partnership for Refugees mobilizes the global business community to improve the lives and livelihoods of more than 36 million refugees who have been forcibly displaced from their home countries. Founded by Chobani’s founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya in 2016, we are a network of over 300 major companies committed to including refugees. Tent believes that companies can most sustainably support refugees by leveraging their core business operations and hiring, training, and mentoring refugees. The full list of Tent members can be found here. Find out more at www.tent.org.