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Education Partner Insights Sustainable Development Goals

“Our Audacious Goal: Connect Every School by 2030”

Spearheaded by UNICEF and the ITU, the Giga initiative aims to connect every school worldwide to the internet by 2030, and extend connectivity to far more young people everywhere. Ericsson's Heather Johnson explains.   More

Resilience Sustainable Development Goals The Pandemic

What is Sustainability In a Pandemic-Ridden World?

We’re traveling less, using less gas, less energy. The air is cleaner, cities are quieter, but our environmental goals seem less urgent. What does the pandemic and a changed normal mean for our climate and the pathway to a cleaner, more sustainable world?   More

Energy & Green Tech Sustainable Development Goals Techonomy Events

Why Only 34% of Americans Recycle

Americans don’t recycle because too often they can’t. And even communities where recycling is a deep commitment are paying a premium to do it, rather than dump it as garbage. The whole ecosystem needs to be revamped.   More

Energy & Green Tech Food Sustainable Development Goals

“Progress towards sustainability is tragically slow”

AeroFarms operates the world’s largest vertical farming company. Founder David Rosenberg talks about the “circular economy” and how re-use and efficiency should drive the way we think about just about everything we do.   More

Energy & Green Tech Innovation Sustainable Development Goals Techonomy Events

“It shouldn’t be up to consumers to figure out what products are safe for…the environment”

What’s the role of business in addressing the degrading environment and pushing towards more sustainability in society? In the opinion of Jenny Ahlen of the Environmental Defense Fund, plenty. “We need proactive business leadership."   More

Community Insights Sustainable Development Goals Tech & Society

Why Don’t Nonprofits Have the Tech They Need?

When businesses imagine how they might do twice as much, or ten times as much, with the same money or people, they think about using technology. Why is it that the nonprofit sector behaves differently?   More

Sustainable Development Goals Techonomy Events

What A 16-Year-Old Took Away From Techonomy Virtual: Reset + Restore

For this teen, Techonomy Virtual made the tech world more tangible and concrete and demonstrated how imperative technology is, and is going to be, for solving world issues efficiently in the future.   More

Community Insights Energy & Green Tech Sustainable Development Goals

The Hour Is Dark, But the Future Could Be Green

Let’s combine lessons from the pandemic with the momentum of the righteous protest against racial injustice to work towards a sustainable future. Industry, civil society, and people from all walks of life must ensure substantial change. CEO and stakeholder activism are essential.   More

Sustainable Development Goals Tech & Society Techonomy Events

Techonomy Virtual Day Four: Making the SDGs Sexy

Day four of the weeklong Techonomy Virtual: Reset + Restore was all about the connection between tech and the improving society, especially achieving the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030.   More

Sustainable Development Goals Tech & Society Techonomy Events

Techonomy Virtual Day One: How Tech Is Making the World More Ethical

The first day of Techonomy Virtual explored how tech can help address the climate crisis, how IBM thinks about ethics, AI as a tool for equality, and more.   More

Arts & Culture Media & Marketing Sustainable Development Goals

Could QR Codes Help Solve Social Injustice?

QR codes have been around for a while, but haven’t found their killer application. An unlikely group of activists are getting excited about a new use for them.   More

Artificial Intelligence Energy & Green Tech Sustainable Development Goals

Water is Critical for Business, and AI is Critical in Managing It

The harsh reality is that water is finite, increasing in demand, poorly governed, undervalued and there is no replacement. Businesses across a range of sectors – from energy to agriculture to food and beverage – are discovering the importance of water use across their value chain.   More

Food Global Tech Sustainable Development Goals

How Tech Helps Brazilian Agriculture Soar

Brazil is the second largest exporter of agricultural products globally. These Brazilian-led technological innovations are some of the most likely to increase productivity, and, in turn, secure a prosperous future for the world’s growing population.   More

Community Insights Sustainable Development Goals Tech & Society

Digital Tools Now Help Address Water Scarcity

As more of the disenfranchised join the global economy, the longstanding water crisis will worsen. But now there's progress with tech to manage water efficiently and equitably.   More

Business Inclusion Innovation Sustainable Development Goals

How Women Can Win in the Age of AI

Preparing women to succeed in the age of AI must be a global priority as we work towards one key United Nations Sustainable Development Goal: to achieve gender equality, and empower women and girls.   More

Energy & Green Tech Sustainable Development Goals Techonomy Events

Carbon Neutral Isn’t Enough

Reducing emissions of global warming gasses is critical. We also need to build a world economy that’s carbon negative. And there are many ways to suck up CO2. An article produced in tandem with Techonomy 2019.   More

Innovation Partner Insights Sustainable Development Goals

What Can the World’s Largest Bottled Water Company Teach Us About Recycling?

The world's plastic crisis is so severe that our oceans may contain more plastic than fish within the next three decades. That’s why Nestlé Waters North America has set ambitious goals to boost the use of recycled material – and to change consumers’ views of plastic.   More

Business From the Magazine Partner Insights Sustainable Development Goals

What Makes Johnson & Johnson Different

Joaquin Duato, vice chairman of the world's largest healthcare company, talks about tech, and global progress.   More

Business Food Innovation Sustainable Development Goals

Meet the Entrepreneur Disrupting the Food Industry – for Good

Jasmine Crowe, who'll speak at Techonomy's Half Moon Bay, Calif., conference, has developed an ambitious solution to food waste and hunger.   More

Energy & Green Tech Partner Insights Sustainable Development Goals

Finally, There’s a Roadmap to Tackle the Climate Crisis

With the climate in crisis, the world has to halve greenhouse gas emissions in the next decade. A new science-based blueprint shows how.   More