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Is the internet a public resource worth protecting for the next generation?

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There’s a lot of talk, about protecting resources like water, forests, and languages for future generations. Is the internet worth protecting in the same way? Future of Good publisher Vinod Rajasekaran sits down with Mark Surman, executive director of Mozilla to talk about what a web worth protecting looks like, and how it needs to change to get there. Part of Future of Good’s Tech and Philanthropy series.

4 Tech for Good Startups That'll Help You Get Out of Debt

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A gap exists between financial health and literacy, with four in 10 Canadians reportedly struggling on some or all aspects of their finances. Yet, many hesitate to talk about their finances or seek advice, while 62 percent of Canadians are simply unaware of where or who to turn to even get that financial advice. Four Canadian tech for good startups are here to tackle this social challenge.

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Here's how 3 Canadian tech companies are reinventing philanthropy

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The tech sector is one of the biggest drivers of new wealth in Canada. In this Member Exclusive series, we continue to unpack how tech companies are creating new types of structures to give back, beyond conventional foundations and programs — and why this trend is essential to understand to take advantage of an emerging tech philanthropy landscape.

Disrupting Donations: UNICEF Accepts Cryptocurrency

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Currently, a handful of non-profits accept and disburse cryptocurrency. As UNICEF becomes the first United Nations agency to transact bitcoin, what will it mean for other non-profits? And as for the Canadian organizations ahead of the curve: how is digital currency already benefiting them and their stakeholders?

Your Guide to Exponential Technologies

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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. 

Meet Five Tech Companies Racing To Lead On Climate Action

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.