Helping people develop vital skills builds a stronger workforce.
Competition is fierce in today’s job market—but millions of jobs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) are going unfilled. This creates global challenges for both the workforce and employers like us: in order to fix the STEM job gap, we need to help people develop essential skills.
- The global technology and finance shortfall includes 5 million vacancies in the U.S. alone
- 85% of Fortune 500 organizations are unable effectively to exploit big data
S&P Global partners with nonprofits such as FIRST (For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) to inspire students from diverse backgrounds to be science and technology leaders. We unlock opportunity for skilled immigrants by also supporting programs like Upwardly Global, where our employees review resumes conduct mock interviews and provide career coaching. When we bring underrepresented populations and communities into our sector, the diversity of skill, experience and creative thinking makes the workforce stronger. It makes us stronger too, each time we hire someone reached by one of these programs.
Giving back is essential to our employees. By supporting their commitment to donate their time and expertise, we help power thriving sustainable communities around the world. Some of our nonprofit partners include:
Our grantmaking also extends to a workplace that values diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Some of the nonprofit organizations that support these commitments are: