eBay Impact

eBay Impact

Global Impact is the good that happens when people connect on eBay. It’s how we bring our purpose to life: Creating a better, more sustainable form of commerce—where people are empowered, causes are supported, and opportunities are open to everyone.

eBay focuses its Global Impact on three main areas: Opportunity for All, Circular Economy and eBay for Charity. We also pay close attention to how we operate as a Responsible Business. 

Read our Global Impact story here.

Content from this campaign

Tech for Good: Innovating for a Better World
Earlier this month, in partnership with MIT Solve and The Tech Interactive, eBay co-hosted the MIT Solve challenge design workshop in San Jose, California, bringing together Bay Area technologists and innovators to brainstorm the most pressing global challenges around sustainability and economic prosperity. MIT Solve​ is an incubator for social innovation that connects entrepreneurs...
Jan 23, 2020 1:15 PM ET
eBay Publishes Annual Impact Progress Update, Including Renewable Energy Milestone and New Carbon Target
Today, eBay released its 2018 Impact Progress Update, an annual report on the company’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) framework, policies and programs. The Progress Update shows not only how eBay manages its own impacts, but also the positive impact that emerges when people use eBay’s technology and resources. Anchoring the Progress Update are details on eBay’s...
May 1, 2019 8:00 AM ET
eBay Employees Share the Advice They Would Give to their Younger Selves
On International Women’s Day, we celebrate the achievements of women everywhere, while acknowledging the need to accelerate gender balance. For nearly 25 years, eBay has been a strong advocate for fostering diversity and inclusion. In the spirit of mentorship and empowerment, we asked some of our employees to share the advice they would give to their younger selves, to help inspire the...
Mar 11, 2019 3:45 PM ET
A Platform for Improving Lives: eBay’s Global Impact
A week after 9/11, New York Governor George Pataki and New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani approached Meg Whitman, the CEO of eBay at the time, for suggestions on how to raise money for victims of the attacks. Putting in intense weekend hours, eBay staffers created Auction for America—a website that allowed eBay users to earmark auction items to benefit 9/11 victims. In short order, the site...
Jun 28, 2018 1:25 PM ET
eBay Files Supreme Court Amicus Brief on Internet Sales Tax
Brief urges the Court to consider the consequences of taxing independent small businesses in states where they do not have facilities, employees or a voice in the local political process. This month the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Overstock and Newegg.  Today, eBay, along with independent small businesses that sell on the eBay...
Apr 16, 2018 9:05 AM ET