A Progress Snapshot of Our 2020 Goals

Building off of our key themes, in 2016, we set a series of impact goals that are measured and reported on annually.

2020 Goals

Economic Empowerment

Goal

Achieve a higher percentage of growth among eBay sellers in less-advantaged communities as compared with average economic growth nationwide by 2020.

Progress

2019
? ON TRACK: From 2011 to 2017, the number of eBay’s commercial sellers in less-advantaged communities grew 25 percent compared to a 0.4 percent decrease in the overall number of business enterprises in those communities

eBay for Charity

Goal

Enable $1 billion in charity funds raised by 2020.

Progress

2019
? MET: Raised $112 million in charity funds
? MET: Total reached over $1 billion raised

eBay Foundation

Goal

Lend $1 million to entrepreneurs via Kiva by 2020. Enable 50,000 entrepreneurs through access to capital and mentoring, and thereby impact the lives of 250,000 people globally through Kiva, Global Give and grants.

Progress

2019
? ON TRACK: Disbursed over $270,000 in loans in 2019, bringing our total loan disbursement to over $953,000 and supporting 30,000 borrowers on Kiva
? ON TRACK: Impacted the lives of about 143,000 people globally

Circular Commerce

Goal

Create $2.5 billion in positive economic impacts and avoid 2.5 million metric tons of carbon emissions from 2016 to 2020 through people selling their pre-owned electronics and apparel on eBay.

Progress

2019
? MET: Created an additional $820 million in positive economic impact, bringing the cumulative total to $2.9 billion from 2016
? ON TRACK: Avoided an additional 625,000 metric tons of carbon emissions, resulting in 2.4 million metric tons avoided since 2016

2025 Goals

Renewable Energy

Goal

Source 100 percent of our electricity supply from renewable energy sources by 2025 for eBay-controlled data centers and offices.

Progress

2019
? ON TRACK: 64 percent of our electricity comes from renewable energy sources

Carbon Emissions

Goal

Achieve 50 percent absolute reduction in Scope 1 and 2 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions by 2025 and 75 percent reduction by 2030 from our 2016 baseline.

Progress

2019
? ON TRACK: Scope 1 and 2 emission have decreased by 31 percent from our 2016 baseline

Looking Ahead: Our 2025 and Beyond Goals

As our 2020 goals are being met, we’re also looking ahead to 2025.

Economic Empowerment

Achieve a higher percentage of growth among eBay sellers in less-advantaged communities as compared with average economic growth nationwide by 2025.

eBay for Charity

From 2020 to 2025, raise $600 million in total funds to support charities globally.

eBay Foundation

  • Increase the rate of employee participation in eBay Foundation programs year-over-year.
  • Increase the number of volunteer hours per employee year-over-year.
  • Through Foundation support of nonprofits, 2,000 businesses will be created, saved or strengthened by 2025.

Circular Commerce

From 2020 to 2025, create $3 billion in positive economic impacts and avoid 3 million metric tons of carbon emissions through people selling their pre-owned electronics and apparel on eBay.

Notes on Our Goals

Carbon Emissions

The Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions reduction goal was developed using science-based target setting best practices and is in line with emissions trajectories that keep global warming within 1.5 degrees Celsius based on the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5? C (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 2018).

Economic Empowerment

Growth in the number of enterprises is based on data from 1,252 U.S. counties that are considered to be “at risk” or “distressed” as defined by the Economic Innovation Group’s 2018 Distressed Communities Index.This report uses eBay’s own proprietary data to build on the Economic Innovation Group’s (EIG) proprietary analysis of publicly available data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. This report is the sole product of eBay and is not produced in partnership with the EIG.

The date range of 2011 to 2017 is utilized here because more current data was not available at the time of publication of this report.

eBay (2018) “Platform-Enabled Small Business Formation as a Counterweight Against Forces of Economic Concentration.”

eBay (2019) “United States Small Online Business Trade and Inclusive Growth Report.”

Circular Commerce

To learn more about how we assessed this goal, read our 2019 Impact Report.