Introduction

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In September 2015, more than 190 countries signed up to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Agenda sets out a vision to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Delivering the Global Goals by 2030 will require collaboration across the private sector, governments and civil society, massive investment and innovation, as well as fresh thinking about economic paradigms and business models. Achieving the Global Goals is unquestionably a moral imperative, but the task also presents a significant commercial opportunity, estimated at $12 trillion a year in revenue and cost savings and 380 million new jobs by 2030.

At Arm, we understand this opportunity, and believe business can and should make the relevant investments to unlock it. Digital technology will be a critical enabler to the realization of this market opportunity. Analysis from the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) and Accenture shows that digital technology could generate $2.1 trillion additional annual revenue in 2030 from solutions with a positive impact on the Global Goals. Achieving the Global Goals will require digital technologies to be deployed to address critical human needs. Digital is already supporting democratized and decentralized access to energy, finance and education. However, we do not know the scale of impact these transformations could have on production, employment, health and prosperity. Could artificial intelligence drive radical improvements in agricultural productivity and product design? Could sensors help eliminate overfishing and improve economic opportunity? How might blockchain revolutionize privacy, security and trust?

2030Vision will serve as a platform for dialog and collaboration to understand the potential for digital to deliver the Global Goals and to explore the role the technology sector can play supporting other industries’ efforts. Arm is proud to have initiated 2030Vision and is pleased to support its future success. 2030Vision has commissioned this research to highlight the imperatives and opportunities for digital solutions to support a more prosperous and sustainable future while capturing new market opportunities and supporting economic prosperity across the globe.

Simon Segars

CEO Arm

Board member SoftBank Group

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