We are all called to rise above today’s challenges. Fils ensures purpose meets convenience, so that there is no longer excuse for inaction. While progress has been made to reach the ambition of the SDGs by 2030, action is not yet advancing at the speed or scale required. This is why at Fils we want to play our part to accelerate sustainable solutions to the world’s biggest challenges and help future generations thrive. Everyone has a role to play to help meet the SDGs ambition. Ours is to enable easier and faster cashless giving through a state of the art payment infrastructure that, with one single, powerful API, connects givers and sustainable causes.
Climate change is without doubt one of the biggest and most defining issues of our time. An overwhelming majority of people around the world are witnessing firsthand how climate change can wreak havoc on the planet. Rising average temperatures ignite increasingly intense wildfires, hurricanes, and other disasters that are now impossible to ignore. According to the terms of the 2015 Paris Agreement, the global temperature increase must not exceed 1.5°C if we do not want the consequences to be even worse.
The SDGs urge the international community to "leave nobody behind". It is estimated that today, more than 135 million people are in need of humanitarian aid. The first reason why humanitarian aid is important is because it saves lives. When huge numbers of people are affected by disasters, crises or conflicts, humanitarian agencies have to respond immediately.
Wildlife is under siege from all sides, facing down habitat loss and the impact of climate change. Scientists estimate that more than one million species are on track for extinction in the coming decades. Nature is also declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history. Some of the biggest threats to wildlife include illegal wildlife trade, habitat destruction, invasive species, pollution, and climate change.
Science has shown that a child born today is going to have five times the level of natural disaster in his/her life than a child born 150 years ago. With the number of people affected by catastrophic situation growing, quick and efficient mobilization of resources are essential to provide relief to individuals and communities that have experienced losses due to disasters such as floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, drought, tornadoes, and riots.