The Foryard Karma Point-System

"Solving societal problems with technology and entrepreneurship”, that's our mission!

The world is tilting, organisations are no longer accepted to only strive for individual gain. On a global scale we see an ever-increasing need to collaborate on climate issues and societal challenges such as debt, pollution or education levels. The need for such cooperation is currently so clearly visible on the world stage that the United Nations have set 17 Sustainable Development Goals to reach by 2030.

We want to use the power of innovation to fight climate issues and societal challenges. We fight against discrimination, poverty and ignorance, by investing in education, infrastructure and scientific technological research. We believe, that advanced equal opportunities and economic empowerment should be fostered. Everybody a fair chance, is both morally right and good economics.

For this reason we have decided to build a Karma-point system, focused on measuring our contribution to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the UN by 2030.

Foryard’s four Sustainable Development Goals

Our contribution to a better world

In order to clearly contribute to the 17 SDGs Foryard has decided to choose four goals for which we have the best means to make the greatest impact:

  • Goal nr. 4: "Quality education"
  • Goal nr. 8: "Decent work and economic growth"
  • Goal nr. 9: "Industy, innovation and infrastructure"
  • Goal nr. 11: "Sustainable cities and communities"

In the following graph we have visualised our Karma-list results, which are based on a checklist you can find further down to measure our Social Impact. Through the Karma-point system we want to spread the awareness of the 17 SDGs and show that everybody can make a positive change towards a more sustainable world. The entire Foryard team works together with joy and motivation to fulfill these social challenges.

Goal 4

Goal 8

Goal 9

Goal 11

So, what do these Sustainable Development Goals entail?

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals

The SDGs are universal goals and have been developed by the 193 UN Member States, NGOs and people like you and me in order to make the world a better place. For this reason, we must all work closely together and start acting now to achieve the SDGs by 2030. There is no “Plan B” because we don’t have a “Planet B”! These goals seam so big that we might ask ourselves, “how are we ever going to achieve them?” But let's take little steps and keep in mind that small achievements and the will of succeeding is already a big step forward!

The aim of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals is to live in a sustainable world by 2030. At its essence, sustainability means ensuring prosperity and environmental protection without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. A sustainable world is one where people can escape poverty and enjoy decent work without harming the earth’s essential ecosystems and resources; where people can stay healthy and get the food and water they need; where everyone can access clean energy that doesn’t contribute to climate change; where women and girls are afforded equal rights and equal opportunities.

The use of the UN Sustainable Development Goals icons are according to these guidelines.

We have created the Foryard karma-points system in order to contribute to a sustainable planet and the wellbeing of everyone & everything living on it. A new scale that will measure the social impact of Foryard.

Foryard's Checklist

Foryard's contribution to “quality education”:

Goal Check

Foryard supports the NGO "To Be Worldwide" (education of poor children in Africa)

Foryard will make a Christmas charity donation to a quality education project in 2018

Foryard creates courses about innovative topics and makes them available for free on: foryard.teachable.com

Foryard provides opportunities to young professionals to further develop themselves. "Everybody a fair chance", is what we believe in - check out our interns at the moment.

Foryard organizes peer to peer learning through so called “Face-time Fridays”
Foryard encourages employees to take part in educational programs for self-improvement
Foryard organizes external meetups to discuss an innovative topic

Foryard's contribution to decent work and economic growth:

Goal Check

Foryard is built on a self-governing culture. Read more about it in our blog.

Everyone at Foryard shares the profit
Everyone at Foryard has a chance to co-own the company

Foryard has a harmonic and fun working environment and employees enjoy coming to office. We are built on Love, Trust & Transparency. Here some fun insights. 

Foryard is growing and new vacancies are created where everybody gets a fair chance. Get in contact with us, we are curious to listen to your story.

With STEM we focus on promoting co-ownership of employees in companies

Foryard focuses on supporting new companies with entrepreneurship
Foryard makes STEM free available for Social Purpose Driven companies in developing countries

STEM promotes a more equal division of shares

STEM promotes easier access to capital through crowdfunding worldwide

STEM builds new ecosystems that give easy access to capital

Foryard's contribution to “industy, innovation and infrastructure”:

Goal Check

Foryard sets up governmental innovation labs in order to make the greatest impact on society. Read what we have done so far at the Innovation Lab Novum

Foryard sets up one governmental innovation lab per year (2018)

All Foryard projects are focused on societal/environmental improvements

Foryard supports environmental friendly industries

Foryard informs clients and social media followers about new innovative technologies. Read about it on LinkedIn.

Foryard gets a karma point for executing a similar project in poorer countries when executed a successful "industry, innovation and infrastructure" project for a client.

Foryard's contribution to sustainable cities and communities:

Goal Check
Foryard works on better city planning with municipalities
Foryard supports better city planning in poorer cities with every successful city project executed

Foyard offers CHIMP to governmental decisions makers in order to get the public involved in urban planning decisions and innovation

Foryard supports the local community by purchasing local services and products
Foryard prioritizes Social Purpose Driven customers
Foryard sponsors/hosts IT events for the community

Be a global citizen. Act with passion and compassion. Help us make this world safer and more sustainable today and for the generations that will follow us. That is our moral responsibility.