Introducing 2030Vision

2030Vision is a partnership between UN Global CompactUNICEFThe New York Academy of SciencesSustainAbilityFauna & Flora InternationalCentre for Global Equality, University of Cambridge Judge Business SchoolBritish CouncilBe He@lthy Be MobileProject Everyone, and founded and chaired by Arm.

Our ambition is to transform the use of technology through Collaboration, Innovation and Implementation, to realise the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (Global Goals) and unlock the commercial opportunities they offer. 2030Vision welcomes new patrons, partners and supporters to work with us to identify and scale impactful technologies through multi-sector partnerships.

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Did you know ? Introducing 2030Vision

2030Vision - uniting to deliver technology for the Global Goals

In September 2015, more than 190 countries signed up to the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (also referred to as the Global Goals). The Agenda sets out an ambitious vision to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all.

Meeting the Global Goals also offers the greatest business opportunity of our time; with per annum revenue and cost savings of £12tn by 2030.

Achieving the Goals and unlocking the commercial potential will only be possible through collaboration. 2030Vision is such a collaboration. It is a unique, unprecedented and exciting initiative founded to propel technology forward in pursuit of the Goals at the scale we need. Our ambition is to transform the use of technology so that all people can live their lives to their full potential by 2030.

How we work

2030 Vision is designed to foster:

  • Collaboration - to enable understanding of the need and the role of technology for the Global Goals;
  • Innovation - in the design and deployment of technology; and,
  • Implementation - through new partnerships across the globe

What we do

  • Convene cross-sector leaders to raise awareness of the Global Goals, and ways organizations can advance progress to meet them;
  • Deliver independent research showcasing thought-leadership, the role of technology in addressing the Global Goals, and identification of related market opportunities;
  • Connect knowledge, expertise, technologies and resources to identified needs; through new partnerships

The Projection?

$2.1tnUnlock additional annual revenue for the technology sector in 2030
$12tnin revenue and cost savings per year by 2030
380mnew jobs
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Founded and chaired by Arm, the 2030 Vision partners are UN Global Compact, UNICEF, The New York Academy of Sciences, SustainAbility, Fauna & Flora International, Centre for Global Equality, Cambridge Judge Business School, British Council, Be He@lthy Be Mobile and Project Everyone. See our partners page for more information.

The 2030Vision report provides a summary of key opportunities and challenges for digital technology and the Goals, as well as a detailed assessment of each of the 17 Goals.

90%Of city dwellers breathed air that did not comply with WHO standards
60%Of energy consumption is from cities
70%Of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050

50% of the world's population currently live in cities

Rapid urbanization has brought many challenges including air pollution, an increase in slums and pressure on basic services and infrastructure. Unplanned urban sprawl undermines other factors of sustainable development. For example, with every 10% increase in sprawl, there is nearly a 10% increase in per capita hazardous pollution. The majority of urban centers lack current information on the indicators for Goal 11, and better data is necessary to inform planning decisions.

Next generation, post-silicon sensors can power smart cities and smart water management by assessing water quality and quantity from the outside of pipes. Jody Ranck, RAM Group