The UB-ONE Foundation is a German (Berlin based) non-profit organization of highly motivated individuals dedicated to the purpose of protecting and encouraging life on Earth.
Guided by our core principles of respect, integrity and solidarity, we empower interdisciplinary problem-solving by developing sustainable solutions.
Acting as an umbrella organization, UB-ONE serves as a foundation for the incubation of small, innovative projects that show great promise for far-reaching impact as well as large-scale structural change projects in collaboration with highly skilled scientists, experts and large organizations.
UB-ONE’s work is closely tied to the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, as we are fully embodying the 17th SDG: Partnerships for the Goals.
UB-ONE’s code of conduct is fully grounded on the principles of sustainability – meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs. We are dedicated to implementing solutions that create a solid balance between social, environmental and economic considerations taking people, planet as well as financial aspects into account. We base our collaborative strategic development on hard evidence collected on the ground and curate our plans of implementation towards long-term self-reliance conducive to continuous self-innovation and stable, yet flexible self-governance.
In 2015, the member states of the United Nations set 17 goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all by 2030. The intention is set for everyone to play their part and work collaboratively towards achieving them.
We support each goal and know how deeply intertwined they are, but here are our main goals:
Bottom-up meets Top-Down
UB-ONE takes on a holistic approach—a middle path strategy, supporting small, grass-roots projects as well as large scale structural projects, leveraging both bottom-up and top-down efforts.
We believe that grass-roots projects have the greatest insight on the true needs and demands of the local people of the area, but they are challenged to link correctly and fairly to larger structural efforts of the governments, bigger NGOs and corporations and international development efforts. Linking small-scale civil society efforts to our wide-ranging international and governmental networks and mitigating their exchange and collaboration based on our principles of fairness and equality is our main strength.
This allows us to closely tie the diverse networks together for positive cross-fertilization and far-reaching collaboration. This way, we ensure the consideration of the exact challenges and demands of local areas as well as larger, long-term plans to focus and organize the various efforts to grow a sustainable foundation.
Meet our team
Resources and Partners
The UB-ONE Foundation places a very strong emphasis on networking and communication, so we strongly value our partners as we pursue sharing our resources.
Building bridges to connect our world
The UB-ONE Foundation is an expert organization dedicated to promoting sustainable development projects by connecting the local and international organizations, philanthropists and academia…