Corporate Social Responsibility
Wasabi Technologies is committed to living by our values and doing the right thing as stewards of our community – in Boston and abroad.
We team up with our partners in a purposeful way and adhere to our guiding principles to create corporate social responsibility initiatives that will make a true impact – in a way that is authentic to who we are.
Ongoing Community Engagement
As leaders in our community, Wasabi strives to always inspire by example and give to those who are most in need. Our ongoing community engagement programs include:
Veteran Support, including a sponsorship of the Red Sox Foundation’s Run to Home Base event supporting veteran charities, while actively elevating Wasabi veterans around such causes.
Female empowerment, such as Girls Hockey Day in partnership with the Boston Bruins Foundation, to create athletic and educational opportunities for girls and young women in New England.
Expanding the universe’s knowledge through a founding corporate philanthropic partnership with the Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST) Corporation, which is conducting a decade-long survey of the southern sky at the Vera C. Rubin Observatory in northern Chile to achieve astronomical catalogs thousands of times larger than ever previously compiled – the first time a telescope will catalog more galaxies than there are people on Earth.
Storage donations for non-profit organizations so that they have the modern infrastructure they need for their operations – without cost. We’re currently donating storage to Saving Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Online, a non-profit rescuing and preserving Ukrainian cultural artifacts including art, music, literature, and historical documents.
Sustainable partnerships with companies around the world who uphold environmental standards, and supporting their charitable endeavors.
Engaging employees with meaningful volunteer opportunities and encouraging their individual initiatives.
Wasabi Center Stage: An Arts-Based CSR Program
Wasabi has deep, authentic roots in the arts. CEO David Friend’s first company ARP Instruments developed synthesizers used by Stevie Wonder, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, The Who and other legendary musical acts. He continues to support music and arts education through philanthropic efforts to Berklee College of Music and other institutions.
Wasabi’s arts-based CSR program builds off our founder’s legacy to bring the power of music and the arts to those who need it worldwide. This includes:
Red Hot Beats, a brand new CSR program launched with our partners at the Liverpool Football Club Foundation that unites Liverpool’s iconic musical history and Wasabi’s musical foundation to promote mental health and wellness through music therapy for young people in the Liverpool area.
An all-encompassing founding partnership with the MGM Music Hall at Fenway that supports arts access, education, and opportunity for students and emerging artists in New England.