The Social Trends Institute (STI) is an international research centre dedicated to the analysis of globally significant social trends. STI focuses its research on four subject areas: Family; Bioethics; Culture and Lifestyles; and Corporate Governance.  STI pioneered the model of  Expert Meetings and publishes research across these fields. As non-profit and independent centre it offers institutional and financial support to institutions and academics who seek to make sense of emerging social trends and their effects on human communities.STI has been collaborating with HRF since 2015.