Social justice at ThoughtWorksSocial justice at ThoughtWorks


At the heart of ThoughtWorks is an ambitious mission: to be a proactive agent of progressive change in the world. Aware of our own privilege, we strive to see the world from the perspective of the oppressed, the powerless and the invisible.

Social and Economic Justice
Social and Economic Justice

Forward Thinking Change Agents

This kind of thinking is fundamental to our identity. It forms one of the three pillars of our organization and is a huge source of our energy, passion and drive. It’s also a big part of the reason creative, courageous and compassionate people call ThoughtWorks home and why forward-thinking change agents at companies and organizations around the world work with us.

"At ThoughtWorks, we join the poor and oppressed in their demands for change. Why are there poor in this world where technology has helped create sufficient abundance to provide for basic needs including food, homes and care for all? We are determined to direct the power of technology for the benefit of those who need it most."

                                                                               - Roy Singham, Founder of ThoughtWorks

Tech for Social Good

As a global technology firm with social and economic justice at its very core, we are uniquely positioned to influence the impact of technology in the world. 

"For me, the Social Justice pillar isn't just about doing work for good causes. It's also about looking at our core work and asking how it benefits society."

                                                                      - Martin Fowler, Chief Scientist, ThoughtWorks

ThoughtWorks is active in many movements around the world, and is always looking for collaborators that share our values. if you want to work with us, please get in touch!  Some of our core initiatives include:

Employees of ThoughtWorks often write about their experiences with and perspectives on social justice. You can read more here or on our Insights Channel!

Technology is not a silver bullet but it can be used to make progress

ThoughtWorker Matt Simons explains that mobile and cloud technologies can be used to make progress on pressing development issues.