• Inform. Connect. Empower.

    We act to promote socio-economic progress and the rule of law worldwide

  • Who We Are

    We are the philanthropic arm of Thomson Reuters, the world’s biggest news and information provider. We are registered as an independent charity both in the UK and in the USA.

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  • Our Programmes

    We promote socio-economic progress and the rule of law worldwide. Our programmes inform, connect and ultimately empower people around the world.

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  • Thought Leadership

    We bring together corporations, civil society, activists, philanthropists and top decision makers to tackle some of the world’s most pressing issues.

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  • Our Impact

    We give a voice to the voiceless, put the rule of law behind human rights, and take action to strengthen the media and civil society around the world.

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  • Unbox the Truth

    It’s time to unbox the truth about modern slavery and to look at the human price of the products that we buy.
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  • Thomson Reuters Foundation awarded £400,000 from People’s Postcode Lottery

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  • TrustLaw helps secure milestone victory for EU whistleblower protection

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  • Journalist training course held in Brazil as country looks to strengthen fight against slavery

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Who we are

We are the philanthropic arm of Thomson Reuters, the world’s biggest news and information provider. We are registered as an independent charity both in the UK and in the USA.

A corporate foundation

We are geared to action. We leverage the know-how, reach and reputation of Thomson Reuters to run free programmes that promote the highest standards in journalism and spread excellence in the practice of legal pro bono worldwide. We act as a source of unbiased thought leadership in areas including slavery and human trafficking, women’s rights and climate and resilience.

A trusted connector

As the philanthropic arm of Thomson Reuters, we are uniquely placed to engage businesses, governments, thought leaders and civil society, and forge strategic partnerships to tackle some of the world’s most pressing socio-economic issues. Our partners trust our expertise, values, and ability to deliver.

An impact multiplier

We do not give grants; we receive them to run free programmes and services that better equip people and organisations to drive positive change around the world. Our extensive reach and unique network allow us to amplify the impact of these grants given to us by individuals, corporations, and foundations. Our goal is to achieve impact at scale.

Our programmes

We promote socio-economic progress and the rule of law worldwide. Our programmes inform, connect and empower people around the world.

  • Under-Reported News

    We cover the news overlooked by mainstream media because it triggers debate and leads to fairer and better informed societies. All our stories are available for republication free of charge.
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  • TrustLaw

    We spread excellence in the practice of pro bono worldwide. We work with the world’s best law firms to provide free legal assistance and ground-breaking research to NGOs and social enterprises.
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  • Trust Conference

    We convene thought leaders, decision makers and activists to take action to fight modern slavery and put the rule of law behind human rights.
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  • Media Development

    We promote the highest standards in journalism by training reporters around the world to cover news accurately and impartially.
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  • Corporate Training

    We deliver innovative media training solutions to governments and organisations worldwide. All proceeds help fund our philanthropic activities.
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  • Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

    We fund the Reuters Institute at the University of Oxford, the world’s leading research centre for comparative journalism, and publisher of the Digital News Report.
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Thought Leadership

By strategically combining the power of our programmes we are able to provide unique expertise and offer high-impact solutions to tackle global issues.

Our primary thought leadership areas are:

We also make a significant contribution towards: Social Entrepreneurship, Land & Property Rights, Refugees Rights and LGBTQ Rights.

Our impact

We give a voice to the voiceless, put the rule of law behind human rights, and take action to strengthen the media and civil society around the world.

  • TrustLaw helps secure milestone victory for EU whistleblower protection

    Blueprint for Free Speech has been working in the EU community to raise the standard of whistleblower protection legislation at both a country and pan-European level. In 2018, Blueprint contacted TrustLaw for pro bono legal support to better inform the push for an EU Directive (an EU wide form of legislation) which they believed could provide a more comprehensive and universal standard of protection for whistleblowers. TrustLaw connected Blueprint with global law firm Dechert LLP to draft a memorandum on the legal process for creating EU directive.
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  • Thomson Reuters Foundation and The Mekong Club launch resource for financial institutions in Asia Pacific to combat modern slavery

    Financial institutions, NGOs and law enforcement in Asia Pacific join forces against modern slavery.
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  • Fighting Acid Attacks in the UK

    TrustLaw connected Acid Survivors Trust International (ASTI) with Linklaters to produce a legal research report which is being used as a powerful tool to influence policy change in the UK.
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