Meet Five Tech Companies Racing To Lead On Climate Action

Why It Matters

Millions are marching around the world to demand action from leaders on climate change. Notably, employees from technology companies are striking. Now, these companies are racing to lead the way by making ambitious sustainability pledges, which could drive transformative change.

3 Ways Technology is Accelerating Solutions for Homelessness

Why It Matters

In cities where the tech industry booms, homelessness and under-housing also tend to increase. Homelessness is already an issue that affects an estimated 235,000 Canadians each year. But according to three nonprofits, the same industry that’s contributing to these existing issues holds promise as an innovative way to build, design, and scale new solutions. 

Why We Need Co-ops in 2019

Why It Matters

Platform businesses are not necessarily the financial success that their market valuations suggest, even if they have a dedicated community who use them. Now, however, networks of like-minded people and organizations are emerging to accelerate a first wave of digital co-operative enterprises.

4 Canadian Social Impact Blockchain Companies To Watch

Why It Matters

In a finance-focused blockchain world, life-saving and life-enhancing use cases will become early indicators of the mainstreaming potential of this technology for social change, says blockchain expert Anne Connelly.

The 5 Competencies the Impact Sector Needs for the AI Revolution

Why It Matters

In order to create a future where artificial intelligence helps us create lasting social impact, the social sector needs to catch up. In this final article in James Stauch and Alina Turner’s series on AI and social impact, we explore the five competencies needed in order to successfully realize that future.

Tech Companies Still Don't Embrace Diversity. Can This Generation Change That?

Why It Matters

The world of tech is famously bad at making its workforce diverse and inclusive. But according to diversity, equity, and inclusion expert Cedric Brown, companies that don't step up their policies and culture run a true risk of being passed over by the next generation of innovators.

Your Guide to Exponential Technologies

Why It Matters

Exponential technologies aren’t just for growing business, they are also for growing impact—particularly with a digital-first generation. Here’s what’s essential to understand about exponential technologies in rapidly changing world of impact.