With a deep and longstanding commitment that has expanded and evolved as the firm has grown globally, Hogan Lovells has been a pioneer in the provision of pro bono legal services to those in need. We were the first law firm – in 1970 – to establish a legal practice devoted entirely to pro bono. Our practice draws on the experience of our professionals worldwide to improve the lives of those most in need and least able to pay. Each year Hogan Lovells lawyers devote more than 100,000 hours globally to pro bono; whether by acting on behalf of individual clients, meeting the legal needs of non-profit organizations and social enterprises, or through policy advocacy, our goal is to tackle injustice on a global scale.
The Philips Foundation seeks to be different from the traditional grant-making foundation. Together with its partners, the Philips Foundation seeks to identify global challenges where the innovation capabilities of Philips and expertise of partners, visionaries and innovators, can be combined to create lasting impact. Both Philips Foundation and Ashoka believe in the power of collaboration and its ability to mobilize expertise, innovation and impact. In 2016, Philips Foundation and Ashoka collaborated to run a 6 months accelerator program: The Globalizer on Health and Lighting, which helped 12 leading social entrepreneurs scale their innovations.