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Promoting Global Pay Equity Through Workforce Development

Plants Without Borders is a global Cooperative with personnel in Asia, Latin America, North America, and Africa. Our approach to workforce development is to increase our employee's standard of living, while also teaching them digital skills that increase their marketability to future employers.

For those reasons, we recruit primarily from regions where talent has been historically undervalued. The graph below is from a Harvard Business School Working Paper and plots the relative wages for freelancers in different countries doing the same jobs, adjusted for differences in the value of currencies.


The bulk of our recruitment efforts focus on regions under the red line. In doing so, we are able to deliver economic opportunity directly to communities where job prospects are scarce.

Carlos Doffourt, Regional Manager for Latin America, shares his story