We don't need more unicorns, we need more impact ninjas.
We believe business can have huge positive impact on the quality of life for people around the globe.
We also recognize that business fueled by unsustainable growth and profit-only motives has created some of the largest disparities between people and planet that we see today. That is why we believe it is imperative that startups and early stage companies create a new business ecosystem predicated on SDG principles and targets, from the ground up.
We believe investments should be aligned with innovations poised for maximum impact on the SDGs.
We work with local, national, and global partners to align, assess, and accelerate young businesses with the Sustainable Development Goals, Targets, and Indicators. We also work with advisory networks to train mentors and investors on how to evaluate companies and fund portfolios for measurable impact.
9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable,
9.2 Promote inclusive and sustainable
9.3 Increase access of small-scale industrial
9.4 Upgrade infrastructure and retrofit industries
9.5 Enhance scientific research
We have found that most founders, advisors, and funds want more clarity on how to operationalize the SDGs.
That is why we work with them to align company strategy and practices with global impact themes, specific Sustainable Development Goals, and SDG Targets, using universally recognized implementation frameworks:
We have found that most founders, advisors, and investors are unsure how to measure SDG impact.
That is why we work with them to assess and report company activity against relevant SDGs, targets, and indicators using universally recognized measurement rubrics:
We have found that most accelerators, networks do not include SDG capacity-building in their programs.
That is why we work with them to incorporate modules designed to deliver solutions to the SDGs in their programs based on universally recognized curriculum and toolkits:
We have found that most investors, advisors need tools to incorporate the SDGs into their evaluation work.
That is why we work with them to enrich their understanding of the SDGs, targets, and indicators, as well as provide an adaptive framework from which they can evaluate companies and funds for investment:
SDG Opportunity Cards
SDGs and Target Data Matrix
Sources: The Cambridge Impact Framework | UNDP Accelerator Toolbox | UNDP SDG Opportunity Cards | Our World in Data SDG Target Matrix