Our independence

ISD’s independence

ISD is an independent organisation that upholds the highest ethical standards. Our independence guarantees us the freedom and responsibility to only pursue projects that comply with the core aims and values of the organisation – to challenge extremism and hate globally.
Our strategic direction and policies are governed by an independent Board of Trustees [find the full list of our Board members here: www.isdglobal.org/isdapproach/board/.

ISD’s funding

ISD benefits from a wide range of financial support from philanthropic donors, private companies and governments. The diversity of our funding is critical to the independence of ISD.
To safeguard the continuing independence of our research and projects, ISD upholds the principles of integrity, independence, objectivity and accountability as set out by the UK Charity Commission.
ISD only accepts funding for programmes in line with our strategic direction and mission. ISD’s contractual relationship with donors ensures funding in no way influences our research or decision-making.