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Tech With Purpose is defined as technologies, tech companies or leaders that aspire to change the world for the better, with a focus on solving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).
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Discovering Sustainability Technologies 

What is the roles of sustainability technology and the SDGs today as humanity faces one of its biggest existential struggles yet?

Humanity's struggle started hundreds of thousands of years ago, when homo sapiens arose the victors. Yet our current period of crisis can be traced back beyond the industrial revolution, to the agricultural revolution of the 18th century.

Today the confluence of centuries of societal and technology innovation present us with challenges that are already impacting humanity, the planet and the biodiversity on which it all depends. More worryingly, we find ourselves struggling to understand, let alone control what is essentially a planetary system that has gone an "open-loop".

The term "butterfly effect" was coined to express the interconnected nature of our planet, and how the flapping of a butterfly's wings could cause a much more significant, amplified effect in another part of the planet. Our societies and the planet we depend on are series of millions of complex, interwoven butterfly effects and this is why the work of this website focuses on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Why look for Technology focusing on the SDGs?

Note: If you're not sure what the SDGs are, check out this article - What are the UN SDGs.

There are many criticisms of the SDGs - Some say they are too confusing, too high-level, too ambitious, or even too political. Whilst I don't think they are perfect, they do, in my opinion, provide a number of important things:

  1. They provide a common language for us all to understand the challenges we face
  2. They provide a common framework in which we can work together
  3. The illustrate the interconnected nature of everything - just try to pick the top three we should focus on and you'll soon discover as you dig deeper how they all connect
  4. They are "stretch goals" which provide us with a serious collective challenge.

Addressing these goals is mammoth undertaking, and requires government, societies, and organisations of all sorts to collaborate. Technology is just one way to help address the UN SDGs, but a significant one.

With this in mind, this site sets out to discover the technologies, tech companies and leaders that are aligning with the UN SDGs and aspiring to make the world a better place for all that inhabit it.

Due to the criticality these challenges pose to all of us, this is an area that is set to grow massively in the coming years, as shown by the statistic below.

Market Valuation of Sustainability Technologies addressing the UN SDGs:
$0 Trillion

World Economic Forum & Accenture: "Unlocking Digital Value to Society: A new framework for growth"
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Technologies and the UN SDGS

Looking For Sustainability Technologies Through the SDG lens

The work on this website looks for technologies aiming to help humanity address these tremendous challenges. Use the menus below to explore all the good that is actually going on.

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Sep. 16, 2021

Free help for sustainability companies

This site is dedicated to showcasing technologies doing good in the world, as such, I am very happy to provide two free services to help support companies achieve this.
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Aug. 10, 2021

Positive Social Impact With 5G

Technology With Purpose Leader Interviews: Driving Social Impact Through Telecoms, 5G Sustainable assets, ESG funds, under management over the last two years have grown by around 96%. I think Europe is
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Jul. 22, 2021

ESG Data Solutions on the Rise

As the world moves towards a more sustainable future, Sustainability and ESG Data Becomes Essential Back in July 2019 I wrote about how a change in how companies are measured
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Jul. 21, 2021

Flood Warning Technologies, Open Data & News

Looking at Technological innovation for climate change mitigation, in particular flood warning technologies, and other news
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Jul. 06, 2021

Already making a positive impact

Now, that’s a lot of SDGs! 👆Well, this is why… Last week I launched the new “Choose Your Impact” feature on the website. This exciting new feature allows anyone to
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Jul. 05, 2021

Sustainability and Product Feature Reduction

In today’s update I take a look at how a toothbrush got me thinking about the Great Bean War of ’94 and how sustainability might lead to competition through product
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Jun. 21, 2021

Sustainability, Greenwashing and other News

Looking at how big companies with a troubled past need to address sustainability without greenwashing. Plus other TechWithPurpose news
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Jun. 15, 2021

Ready for Flying Taxis? Security, Privacy, Jobs?

“Are flying taxis set to lift off?” and other sustainability news highlights

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