ABOUT OUR WORK
More than an industry association,
we are an industry facilitator.
Our work began informally in 2013, as a conversation among industry leaders. We became a registered nonprofit in 2015. Then in 2019 we came together to deeply analyze the challenges facing Freedom Business. On one hand it was clear that Freedom Business played critical role in the comprehensive solution to global crisis of human trafficking. Survivors and those at risk of human trafficking need safe employment to remain free, and our Member businesses were creating more than just safe employment. They were creating the structures of support survivors and those at risk need in order to truly thrive. Yet these same businesses were struggling to grow. The challenges were simply too steep.
Where most businesses seek to hire the best and brightest, Freedom Businesses exist to hire the unskilled and traumatized – those most vulnerable to exploitation. Where most businesses aim to operate in business-friendly locations, Freedom Businesses often go where few businesses operate and employment opportunities are limited.
We used a framework developed by Deloitte for Industry Facilitators of social enterprise to detail those challenges and develop solutions that no single business could create on its own. Out of this analysis, we adopted four Strategic Priorities that guide our work.
What we do
We conduct the pioneering research needed to determine best practices in the restorative employment of survivors.
We provide consulting, coaching and training to help Freedom Businesses grow to create more jobs.
We are making Freedom Business famous, so people around the world can join in the business solution to human trafficking.
We create collaborative business opportunities, leveraging the power of our Alliance to grow.
We are a global alliance working to end human trafficking by addressing its economic roots.