Our Approach to Social Innovation

Our Social Innovation efforts build upon our strong sense of commitment and purpose by harnessing and deploying our unique capabilities, resources and expertise to drive positive, lasting social impact through our business. We focus on three key areas: advancing the financial health of people and small businesses; increasing the volume and scale of charitable giving around the world; and, strengthening the communities in which we live and work.

The impact of our Social Innovation efforts is highlighted in PayPal’s 2017 Global Impact Report, which also covers our environmental responsibility, employees and culture, and responsible business practices.

Our Areas of Impact

Improving Financial Health

We believe everyone should be able to participate and thrive in the global economy. That’s why we’re committed to using our platform to democratize financial services and improve financial health.

Powering Giving

We’re harnessing the power of our technology and scale to make giving part of everyday life, and enable unprecedented levels of support for charitable organizations around the world.

Strengthening Our Communities

We’re committed to contributing to strong inclusive communities in the places where we live and work. Around the world, our employees drive social impact through meaningful initiatives.


Visit our content archive to access previous environmental and social impact disclosures, as well as videos, infographics and case studies relating to our work.

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Responsible Practices

We hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards, empower an open and diverse workplace, and strive to treat everyone who is touched by our business with dignity and respect.

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Thought Leadership

Learn more about some of the global issues we care about, as well as our research publications and other partnerships in which we engage to make a difference.

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