The world is changing rapidly and technology is playing a big role in that change. Every day, it seems, there is a new technology startup that is coming up with innovative ways to solve the world’s problems. When it comes to addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), these startups are playing a vital role in helping to achieve them.
In celebration of this week’s SDG9 website focus we take a look at five technology companies helping to address SDG 9 in 2022.
Ecosia is a search engine that donates 80% of its ad revenue to reforestation projects around the world. They have planted more than 100 million trees since their launch in 2009 and their goal is to plant 1 billion trees by 2030.
Behold.ai is a startup that is using artificial intelligence (AI) to help pathologists diagnose diseases more accurately. Their goal is to reduce the number of misdiagnoses and help save lives.
SunFy is a solar energy company that provides affordable solar power to households and businesses in developing countries. They have helped provide solar power to over 1 million people in 17 countries and their goal is to provide solar power to 20 million people by 2025.
WeCycle is a waste management company that collects and recycles electronic waste in developing countries. They have recycling centres in Ghana and Kenya and their goal is to expand to other countries in Africa as well as Asia and Latin America.
- Greenlight Planet
Greenlight Planet is a renewable energy company that makes solar-powered products for households in developing countries. They have sold over 10 million products and their goal is to provide affordable renewable energy to 500 million people by 2025.
As you can see, there are many technology companies out there that are making a difference when it comes to SDG 9. These companies are just a few examples of the many that are working hard to achieve this goal in 2022.