How The World is Using New Technologies for a Sustainable Planet

Across the globe, innovations from the Internet of Things to Artificial Intelligence are building a sustainable future for all. This beautiful storybook takes you through just a few examples.

By Geoffrey Gunn, Madeline Stanley, Sumeep Bath on October 4, 2018

If you have heard of the Internet of Things (IoT), big data, artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain, then you have probably heard of "fintech."

These financial technologies are used across consumer and industrial spaces and are now being embraced by financial organizations with large global investments.

Blockchain—just one of the fintech solutions the sustainable development world can be adopting—could help us track a fish from a lake to a grocery store, using a network of users to encrypt and secure that information.

In parallel with the data and fintech revolutions are ongoing efforts at national, regional and global levels to reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Could these technologies, associated with concepts like observation, information, context and trust, be the tools we need to build a more sustainable and equitable world?

Across the globe, innovative organizations have already jumped into these challenges to promote sustainable policies and better understanding of the natural and human environments.

Here are just a few examples...

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