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Matter to a Million: Practical Tools for Employee Engagement and Culture Change

In February 2014 HP launched Matter to a Million, a five-year global partnership with non-profit micro-lending platform Kiva. In the first stage of this novel collaboration, HP provided a $25 credit for every one of its employees to lend to borrowers on Kiva, connecting HP employees with entrepreneurs in a number of countries.

By strategically engaging leadership teams throughout the company and relying on friendly competition among employees, Matter to a Million has had phenomenal success in its first six months – more than 115,000 HP employees are already lending over $4.2 million, and counting. The program is clearly striking a chord with HP’s global employee base by providing an easy, entertaining and rewarding way to invest in intriguing entrepreneurs from a variety of backgrounds.

This session explores HP’s internal motivation behind the partnership, how the program was implemented and popularized among HP employees, and the success metrics HP and Kiva have chosen to focus on to date.

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