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Sustainable Development Goals Tech & Society

I’ll Miss Bill and Melinda

Never underestimate the woman who marries a geek.   More

Analytics & Data Artificial Intelligence Bio & Life Sciences Sustainable Development Goals

Can Augmented Intelligence Help Save the Planet?

Only through global collaboration can we turn back the clock on climate change. A combination of human expertise and AI could get us there.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Innovation Sustainable Development Goals

Tech and Innovation Offer Promise for the World’s Most Water-Challenged Regions

Many water sources are drying up, becoming more polluted, or both. Water-intensive industry, agriculture, and energy generation are growing to meet the needs of an ever-expanding population, resulting in further water scarcity and stress. What can we do to solve water?   More

Democracy Global Tech Sustainable Development Goals Techonomy Events

Why Everything Requires “Whole of Society” Solutions

“It will require all of us to work together–and harness tech–to solve our many complex challenges.” It’s on all of us to come up with the kind of multi-stakeholder, interconnected, multi-faceted solutions we need.   More

Global Tech Sustainable Development Goals Tech & Society

What is Unity in a Digital Era?

How can we come together? That is the question of our era. It applies across domains, across cultures, across the world. Our planet and our society have proven themselves more fragile than we believed, and the past year has proven that things can get very very bad, very quickly. Meanwhile, 2020 also proved, decisively, that […]   More

Business Sustainable Development Goals

The Role of the Business in Solving “Wicked Problems”

As the public sector worldwide continues to struggle to solve economic, environmental and social challenges, the private sector is now being called upon to fill the gap. Companies are going to have to be essential stakeholders if we are ever going to solve our most wicked problems.   More

Innovation Sustainable Development Goals Techonomy Events

Business Responsibility Emerges as a Major Theme at Health+Wealth Conference

William McDonough says that when they figure out their strategy, most businesses start with value and then set their goals, benchmarking financial and product targets, instead of first focusing on values. He sees a new world arising where companies have to lead with their hearts, and move from values to principles, visions, goals, strategies, tactics, […]   More

Democracy Healthcare Sustainable Development Goals Tech & Society

How Can the US Accelerate Progress?

America’s current travails are obvious. It’s been an awful year. How can we accelerate progress from here? What will need to be the role of business, government, tech, and of civil society, if we are to move forward as a country?   More

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