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Sustainability and society

Knocking Down Barriers - we believe everyone should have the opportunity to thrive.

Knocking Down Barriers

In today's world, not everyone is given an equal chance. Discrimination, bias, lack of education, and unequal access to technology are creating barriers for many people to succeed.

We don't think that's right and it's our pledge as one of the UK's biggest technology companies to knock down these barriers to create equal opportunity.

We are committed to investing in education, technology, and environmental change to give individuals, SMEs and our planet the opportunity to thrive. Our goal is to use our technology, time, and experience to back a generation of diverse, sustainable businesses.

We will do this in three key ways. Explore further to uncover our goals.

 - Sage Sustainability and Society report 2021 cover image: photo of Sage customer, Soapsmith, looking at a tablet - text: Knocing Down Barriers

Our three pillars

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Tech for Good

Data is empowering people across the globe to run businesses, develop skills, and thrive. Learn how we’re knocking down barriers to ensure everyone has equal opportunities to access life-changing data and technology.
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Fuel for Business

Starting or growing a business is a proven route to economic stability, wealth creation, and well-being, but the opportunities to succeed aren't always equal. Discover what we're doing to help under-represented groups get a fair chance.
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Protect the Planet

To tackle the climate crisis and protect the planet we're taking action on our own environmental impact and supporting SMEs to make it easier for them to do the same.

Sustainability advice for small businesses

Insights and tips on all things sustainability from experts and small business owners

Follow and learn from 10 top sustainable business owners

Follow and learn from 10 top sustainable business owners

Looking to build a sustainable business from scratch or apply sustainable principles to your existing one? Here's some tips to help you.

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How it started: I wanted to help the planet. How it’s going: I started a business so everyone could do that

How it started: I wanted to help the planet. How it’s going: I started a business so everyone could do that

Sasstainable founder Steph Elswood reveals why she started her ethical e-commerce business and share tips to help you go green.

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Sustainable small businesses: How to put purpose, profit and positive change into motion

Sustainable small businesses: How to put purpose, profit and positive change into motion

Find out how to make your small business sustainable and successful, with people, planet, profit and purpose at its core.

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5 ways to be a more sustainable business

5 ways to be a more sustainable business

Ensuring you're running a sustainable business has its benefits, both for the planet and your customers. Here's how you can make that happen.

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Going green: What it means and how small businesses benefit

Going green: What it means and how small businesses benefit

Discover what going green means for your business, including how to do it and how it can help your bottom line (as well as the planet).

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Electric vehicles: Grants and tax benefits for small businesses

Electric vehicles: Grants and tax benefits for small businesses

Discover how small businesses adopting electric vehicles can end up with significant monetary and carbon emission savings.

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Sustainable business grants and loans: Financial support for your company to access

Sustainable business grants and loans: Financial support for your company to access

Learn about the business grants and loans to make your business more sustainable, and discover the variety of initiatives you can access.

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'Can you start up an eco-brand with £200? We did!'

'Can you start up an eco-brand with £200? We did!'

Mart Drake-Knight, co-founder of Teemill, reveals how the business was started and why sustainability is at the heart of it.

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