Our Social Responsibility
Equity in Entrepreneurship
In our society, ownership of a business is a major indicator of economic, social, and political power. Access to entrepreneurship looks very different for people with different identities. Women, LGBTQIA+ people, people of color, immigrants, low-income people, disabled people, and more face a range of systemic barriers to successful entrepreneurship throughout their lifetimes. At Ratio Exchange, we are breaking down these barriers and driving equity through partnerships with leading nonprofits and equipping diverse innovators with uniquely built exchanges to accelerate their businesses.
Accelerating Black-Owned Businesses in the Federal and Commercial Marketplace
BlackFocusX is a tool to accelerate the growth of Black-owned businesses by providing access to market insights, intelligence, and speed. BFx enables Black innovators to streamline the research, discovery, and market sizing process for opportunities within the US Government. Now, Black entrepreneurs are equipped with better access to capital and contracts to accelerate revenue and growth.
Advancing United Nations Social Development Goals
The Ratio Exchange platform is advancing the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Leveraging the core technology components, innovators, innovations, companies, and groups can identify market opportunities, connect with new capabilities, and drive growth for technologies that create positive change.
By 2023, Ratio Exchange is creating SDG specific exchanges to address:
Climate Action & Clean Energy (SDG 7, 11, and 13)
Food Security and Systems (SDG 2)
Clean Water and Sanitation (SDG 6)