UNITY SOCIAL IMPACT

Creativity can change the world.

Creators are changemakers. Unity is their platform for making an impact.

 

 

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Shariffa Ali, co-creator of Atomu, a VR experience exploring gender fluidity. Photo by Jeremy Tauriac

The future is in the hands of our creators.

We believe the world is a better place with more creators in it – and creativity can and should come from anyone, anywhere. We focus the power of our talent, technology, and grants to empower anyone to foster a more sustainable and inclusive world.

Shariffa Ali, co-creator of Atomu, a VR experience exploring gender fluidity. Photo by Jeremy Tauriac

Shariffa Ali, co-creator of Atomu, a VR experience exploring gender fluidity. Photo by Jeremy Tauriac

Making creativity more inclusive

Change happens when all voices are heard. That’s why we’re investing time, money, and resources into making Unity education more accessible, creating economic opportunities for underrepresented creators, and maximizing the impact that their work has on local communities and the world.

Empowering through education

Empowering through education

Learning should be accessible to everyone. We know there is workforce demand for technical programming skills which is why we contribute our products, technology, and expertise to enable over 300,000 students and educators to learn Unity every year.

Creating economic opportunities

We partner with companies, nonprofits and governments around the world to encourage inclusive economic growth for individuals and communities.

SkillUp Coalition

We are a founding partner in this resource that upskills workers into in-demand jobs by connecting leading training and education providers, employers, tech firms, and job-readiness nonprofits.

Generation

We partnered with Generation to train and place learners from underrepresented backgrounds into life-changing careers in game development in Pakistan.

Mission Bit

We work with Mission Bit to build free, project-based computer science pathways for under-resourced high school youth across the San Francisco Bay Area.

Gameheads

We partner with Gameheads to develop learning and skill development opportunities, including launching a game design degree and certificate program for students of color and from low-income households with Oculus from Facebook, and Niantic.

Games for Change

With Games for Change, we hosted the Cross-Cultural Impact Jam to bring together a global group of students to develop experiences around amplifying voices and advocating for meaningful social issues, and uplifting marginalized voices.

Urban Arts Partnership

We work with the School of Interactive Arts, a program of Urban Arts Partnership that leverages video game design to open doors to the tech industry for students of color from low-income communities and under-resourced schools.

UFH grant winner Samudra is an environmentally-focused, hand-illustrated, puzzle game

UFH grant winner Samudra is an environmentally-focused, hand-illustrated, puzzle game

Unity for Humanity

Creators around the globe are using Unity to tell stories and build tools that will have a positive and meaningful impact on society, their communities, and the planet. We created the Unity for Humanity program to highlight and support these creators on their journey to change lives and improve the state of our world.

Environmental sustainability

We integrate environmental responsibility and sustainability initiatives throughout our operations, partnerships, charitable giving, and overall business strategy. Right now, we’re working on:

Measuring our environmental footprint

We are conducting a baseline greenhouse gas emissions inventory that we’ll use to create a science-based GHG reduction target for our operations and for our value chain.

Greening our operations

We promote efficiency at our facilities through green building practices and sourcing energy-efficient IT equipment through certifications such as EPEAT and Energy Star. We encourage virtual meetings, and support the use of more sustainable modes of transportation for business travel.

Offsetting carbon

Unity purchases carbon offset credits through Cool Effect to contribute to lower carbon emissions by neutralizing the environmental impact of our essential business travel.

Decarbonizing the gaming industry

As members of the UN Environment Program’s Playing for the Planet Alliance, we help make the entire gaming industry greener and empower players to make a positive impact.

Driving real-world change using real-time 3D

RT3D is leveraged around the globe to create a more sustainable world. Projects like Zutari’s renewable energy siting and Sitowise’s smart cities planning, and also education tools like Samudra, and Clean A/R  are made possible with Unity.

Advocating for health, safety, and wellbeing for all

Everyone has the right to live a healthy life, and we believe that encompasses many things including mental health, online safety, and privacy. Here are some examples of creator and Unity initiatives in these areas.

Healthcare solutions and tools

The following  experiences were made with Unity: SimX, which allows medical professionals to safely practice COVID-19 triage and removal of PPE; SpecialEffect, which uses video games to enhance the quality of life of people with disabilities; and Cognixion, which uses AI to unlock speech for hundreds of millions of people affected by communication disabilities.

Online safety

Digital playgrounds should be safe for everyone and free from the threat of cyberbullying, harassment, and abuse. We’re collaborating with other industry leaders to develop global standards around “disruptive behavior” and working diligently to create anti-toxicity tools for developers.

Unity Privacy Policy

At our core, we believe in transparency: everyone using Unity tools and services has the right to know what personal information is saved and shared. We take data privacy and openness very seriously. To learn more about how you can review your data and exercise your data privacy rights, please see our Privacy Policy.

We are all changemakers.

At the inception of Unity Social Impact, we created the Unity Charitable Fund to provide the financial mechanism to bring our goals to fruition.

Charitable giving

We’re granting $4M to various organizations in 2021 to directly support current and future Unity creators having a positive impact on communities around the globe.

Responsive giving

Often provided in the case of a disaster or humanitarian crisis, responsive giving enables us to support employees and the communities they live and work in during times of need.

Volunteer time off

Unity employees receive 20 annual hours of volunteer time off that they may use to give back to their communities and the causes that matter most to them.

Matching gifts

Unity offers up to $500 USD per employee, per year in matching donations for employees who donate to organizations that advance our work in education, sustainability, and health.

Memberships and alliances

Join us

Unity (NYSE: U) is the world’s leading platform for creating and operating real-time 3D (RT3D) content. Creators, ranging from game developers to artists, architects, automotive designers, filmmakers, and others, use Unity to make their imaginations come to life. Unity’s platform provides a comprehensive set of software solutions to create and operate interactive, real-time 2D and 3D content for mobile phones, tablets, PCs, consoles, and augmented and virtual reality devices.

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