Markets for Good
In a perfect world, markets would efficiently distribute money—in the form of debt, equity and philanthropic grants—to organizations that are sustainably achieving the greatest social impact.
Markets for Good is Liquidnet’s initiative to leverage our core competency—using technology to make markets more efficient—to help efficiently unleash more capital to address society’s greatest challenges.
The 1994 Genocide in Rwanda represents the failure of the global community to act. The Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village(ASYV) represents the hope created when a global community of passionate people comes together. A home, community, and high school for hundreds of orphans and vulnerable children in Rwanda, the ASYV is an innovative approach to comprehensively deal with the needs of traumatized youth in the developing world.
The Liquidnet Family—employees and their family members—helped launch the ASYV and continue to support the project in a variety of ways:
“Village People” volunteer trips
Several times each year, teams of Liquidnet employees and their family members travel to Rwanda to volunteer their skills directly at the project. More than 50 employees and family members have traveled so far, assisting with projects ranging from establishing the IT infrastructure to setting up accounting systems to leading capacity-building leadership training sessions for local staff.
Since the earliest stages of the ASYV’s planning, the Liquidnet Family has offered time, expertise, and passion to make the dream a reality.
Teams of employees train for months to take on challenging races to raise money and awareness for the project. More than 40 employees and family members participated in the New York City Triathlon, raising over $180,000 for the ASYV.
We leverage our vast resources to strengthen the communities where we live and offer innovative solutions to global challenges.
We empower our employees to make a difference by offering a company “Double Down” matching gift on their personal contributions of money, volunteer time and fundraising efforts to worthy causes.
Whenever possible, we stand with Liquidnet Members and support the causes they are passionate about.
We minimize our environmental impact by reducing our company’s global footprint and encouraging employees to do the same.
We teach our children the importance of giving back through our annual kids-for-kids holiday contest.
We support an innovative local educational program by offering mentoring internships to students from Cristo Rey High School in East Harlem, New York.
Local Impact Grants
Employee-directed support for organizations that strengthen the communities where we work and live.
When tragedy strikes, the Liquidnet community steps up to take action.
Holiday Toy Drive
Employees purchase holiday gifts from a wish list for local youth at The Family Center.