Social Impact Institute


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Thomson Reuters is one of the only companies in the world that helps its customers pursue justice, truth, and transparency. Together with the professionals and institutions we serve, we help uphold the rule of law, turn the wheels of commerce, catch bad actors, report the facts, and provide trusted, unbiased information to people all over the world.

At heart, we are a content-driven technology company powering the world’s most informed professionals, institutions, and society.

This work is reinforced at the Thomson Reuters Social Impact Institute and with our people and partnerships, creating opportunities for innovation, community investment, volunteer impact, and sustainable corporate citizenship. Through our customers, we lay the foundations upon which value is created, advancing the integrity and resilience of critical institutions and systems. Together, we inform the way forward to a more understanding, trusting world for all. This is our purpose.

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Combating online sexual exploitation and abuse of women and girls: pro bono work and partnership

Online sexual exploitation and abuse (OSEA) is growing at an alarming pace. Digital technology and the internet provide significant opportunities for advancing gender equality and women’s and children’s empowerment, but ever-increasing internet and digital connectivity and online anonymity are making it easier to groom, recruit, and sexually exploit with impunity. Laws have not kept pace with changing technology, and this needs to change.

Using legal research conducted through Thomson Reuters’ Foundation’s TrustLaw program, Equality Now and a team of lawyers examined the laws relating to OSEA, focusing on five countries. Equality now then partnered with the Thomson Reuters Social Impact Institute to bring the issue to the forefront with a breakthrough report: Ending Online Sexual Exploitation and Abuse of Women and Girls: A Call for International Standards. Drawing on their legal and editorial expertise Thomson Reuters Practical Law volunteers helped craft the report, including an executive summary, country studies, and survivor stories.

We invite you to:
Learn more about Equality Now and their mission
Read our case study to learn more about this project
Hear from Equality Now about the importance of this work

Tackling misinformation globally: Reuters expands efforts

Reuters launched further initiatives focused on rooting out misinformation at its source, including an expansion of its Fact Check unit to review Spanish-language content from Facebook and Instagram in Mexico, and a partnership with Twitter to help identify and contextualize emerging narratives on social media and provide users of the platform with credible information to make informed decisions. Reuters’ growing Fact Check team identifies misinformation and manipulated content on social media through Facebook’s Third Party Fact-Checking program in the United States, United Kingdom, Singapore, Israel, Iraq and now Mexico.


In the fog of war, Reuters also shines a light to bring readers and viewers the truth.

Our approach

Our approach, guided by our Trust Principles and underpinned by the Thomson Reuters Code of Business Conduct & Ethics, is at the core to our purpose and values, and is articulated through our Social Impact Policy.

Thomson Reuters is dedicated to upholding the Trust Principles and to preserving its independence, integrity and freedom from bias in the gathering and dissemination of information and news.

We report annually on our progress and performance related to responsible business practices in our annual report.

We are members of the United Nations Global Compact, this commitment makes us accountable to the Ten Principles and also informs how we are supporting the Sustainable Development Goals.

Our people

We believe strength is derived from the talents, ideas, and experiences of our people. We know that an inclusive workplace where all employees are valued and have the opportunity to reach their full potential is also a successful one. Providing our employees with tools and support to give back to causes important to them is a core belief.

Our markets

We help create the backbone of legal and tax systems, providing accurate information that supports objective and fair outcomes. We are a free press that seeks to inform and empower people around the world, sharing our skills and knowledge to support journalism’s sustainable future. 

Our world

We know that supporting the communities in which we live and work is fundamental to our business; so too is managing our environmental impacts through our own sustainable business practices and by working with suppliers who share our values.

Our foundation

The Thomson Reuters Foundation

As an independent charity, registered in the UK and the USA, the Thomson Reuters Foundation works to advance media freedom, foster more inclusive economies, and promote human rights. Through news, media development, free legal assistance, and convening initiatives, we combine our unique services to drive systemic change.

Our accomplishments

Our achievements in Corporate Responsibility & Inclusion have been recognized around the world.