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The Fourth Sector Mapping Initiative is a global,
multi-stakeholder collaborative effort to shed light on the emerging fourth sector of the economy.


Led by a 180+ member Advisory Council of diverse experts, FSMI is developing a rigorous taxonomy of for-benefit organizations and conducting a global census of these entities and their supportive ecosystems.

Key Components:

Global census of for-benefit organizations, including the barriers they face, their social, environmental and economic impacts ...

Global Census

Creating a classification structure that can be used by policymakers, investors, and other key stakeholders to identify and differentiate for-benefits...


An open, freely accessible, interactive online database of for-benefit organizations and fourth sector support organizations...

Data Commons

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