Social Impact

Our social impact strategy focuses on positively impacting our employees, customers,
neighbourhoods, communities, and our environment for the long term.

Our commitments

  • HootGiving

    HootGiving

    We offer education and discounts on our platform to help support and empower nonprofits in their pursuit of positive social change.

  • Voluntering & Giving

    Volunteering & Giving

    We give back to the communities where we live and work through volunteering and a mix of corporate donations and employee matching initiatives.

  • Philanthropy

    Philanthropy

    We support a variety of causes and issues important to Hootsuite, our people and our communities, including equality and anti-racism, community and environmental well being, and disaster response.

Our Impact in 2021

Following a year marked by social upheaval, organizations globally are realizing the need for a new path to growth—one which balances better business with a better world.

Read the highlights of our progress in 2021 and our areas of focus in 2022.

Partnerships & Collaborations

Social media has the power to connect people and bring us together. We are proud to work with partners and nonprofits to help them leverage the power of social media for good. Some of our efforts include:

Featured Partner

We use Benevity, the leading provider of corporate purpose software, to power our social impact programs with a focus on employee engagement through volunteerism and employee giving and matching.

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ACCELERATING GENDER EQUALITY

In 2020, we partnered with World Woman Foundation to launch the Digital Gender Diversity
Impact Report and World Woman Hour, a socially powered global movement that aims
to mentor one million women by 2030.

  • 1.1M+
    live views of World Woman Hour
  • 47.9M+
    impressions generated by the campaign across social channels

ADVANCING CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY

We work with leading organizations to help us
achieve our goals in creating a sustainable company.

  • Green Standards
  • One Tree Planted logo

Following 2020’s catastrophic bushfires in Australia, Hootsuite and our Sydney employees led various initiatives to help support local efforts, rebuild Australian forests, and restore native habitat vital for wildlife.

  • 1052 trees planted

    trees planted in Australia for Earth Day 2021 through One Tree Planted, in honour of every Hootsuite employee

  • Blue building

    organizations donated to following a fundraiser led by our Sydney employees that was matched by Hootsuite

With the help of Green Standards, we found a sustainable solution to reducing corporate
waste, like furniture and equipment, as we shifted away from our offices due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 100%
    of equipment recycled or donated
  • $19,515
    of in-kind charitable donations
  • 19.4 tonnes
    of materials diverted from landfills
  • 65 tonnes
    of CO2 emissions reduced

CREATING SUSTAINABLE EMPLOYMENT

Since 2019, StepUp.One has been using the Hootsuite platform as part of their program to reskill refugees in mature UNHCR camps, teach them social media marketing, and connect them with opportunities that pay.

87

refugees with employment since completing the program

SUPPORTING OUR LOCAL COMMUNITIES

We love where we live. So it only made sense to rally behind our communities through initiatives that helped bolster those who were hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 180
    small businesses supported by Hootsuite’s gift card matching program for employees following restrictions brought on by COVID-19
  • 2300+
    small businesses and nonprofits signed up for 3 free months of Hootsuite Professional to connect with their audiences online

Tech Cares Award 2020

  • Tech cares 2020

    We received an award from TrustRadius for helping small businesses and nonprofits use social media to stay connected with their customers and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our efforts included providing:

  • CSrDEI_10

    Free online workshops for health care customers about engaging patients on social media during times of crisis

  • Lady watering plant

    Online workshops for customers managing complex communications via their social channels

  • Man climbing ladder

    3-month free access to Hootsuite Professional via our ‘Stay Connected’ Campaign for those who needed to pivot online

News and updates

  • Remote working person

    The Hidden Environmental Costs of Downsizing an Office: What We Learned

    Remote work is better for the planet... right? Whether you're downsizing or ditching the office entirely, it can be a boon for the environment—if you do it right.
  • Superhero flying

    You Only Need One Hero to Change the World — But What If You Had 60?

    The #ShesMyHero campaign from the World Woman Foundation might be exactly what we all need right now.
  • Two people working on a laptop

    Hootsuite Chooses Benevity to Scale New Social Impact Initiatives Globally

    Hootsuite leverages Benevity's employee engagement solution to fuel 'Beyond the Nest', where employees are encouraged to volunteer in the communities in which they live and work.
  • Two people under lightbulbs

    Hootsuite and Witness Change Share a Powerful Refugee Perspective Through 1000 Dreams Campaign

    1000 Dreams campaign humanizes European refugee communities through powerful photo-storytelling on social media.

Our efforts within Hootsuite

Learn more about Hootsuite’s initiatives to provide the best employee
experience in SaaS by creating a culture built on inclusion.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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