The SAGE Fund seeks to strengthen human rights accountability of powerful economic actors, and address critical gaps in protection created by the global economy through:

  • Spurring innovation in the tools and approaches used to hold all economic actors (particularly non-state actors) accountable for human rights violations;
  • Building knowledge, skills and capacity (with a focus on the Global South) to analyze key challenges, fashion strategies in response and mobilize new coalitions and constituencies; 
  • Creating greater leverage (within the donor and NGO communities) by building consensus and an agenda for the field, and identifying priorities and opportunities for impact.

The SAGE Fund targets support for a layer of work that spurs innovation: seeding new approaches – or creating breakthroughs in existing ones – that lead to greater enforcement of human rights standards and more robust accountability of economic actors. 

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