Qlik has launched its corporate responsibility platform Qlik.org in partnership with United Nations, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, Medair, WeSeeHope, Direct Relief and Team Rubicon. “Launching Qlik.org will extend our network and impact through new and existing partners, enabling even more worthy organizations to better leverage data to fight the effects of climate change and humanitarian crisis on a global scale,” said Julie Kae, Executive Director of Qlik.org.
Qlik said it had set up Corporate Social Responsibility department in 2014. Over that time it has provided over $8 million in software, training and support grants to nonprofits, logged 50,000 staff volunteer hours globally, and drove over $5 million in financial support for humanitarian, disaster relief, global health and environmental causes to nonprofits.
“There is tremendous work being done across the world – and we know that work can be extended and enhanced by the effective use of data. Qlik’s corporate responsibility program shows that by creating greater collaboration across all sectors through the power of data, we set standards that inspire action,” said Kae.
The company said that it has also established the Qlik.org Impact Fund in partnership with Tides.org as the donor-advised fund administrator. This structure will enable Qlik to streamline gifting and grant development processes, and attract high quality partners to help fund and expand the ecosystem. Qlik.org will also establish an external advisory board made up of key customers and nonprofit partners which will provide guidance and help Qlik.org advance its programs to the benefit of the entire ecosystem Qlik supports.
“Tides is thrilled to welcome Qlik to our network of values-aligned companies taking a proactive approach to solving society’s toughest challenges through technological innovation and collaboration,” said Kriss Deiglmeier, CEO of Tides.
Qlik said that it continues to evangelize the value of data for change in all facets of climate-related and humanitarian crisis situations. One area of focus is global health initiatives, which includes Qlik’s work with the Private Sector Round Table (PSRT) to help countries across the globe gain visibility and access to vital goods and services available from leading global healthcare device, services and pharmaceutical providers to address and prevent crisis.