2030Vision - Digital Technology for the Global Goals

The world is not on track to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but digital technology can help. From artificial intelligence for climate resilience to data collaboration for food security, World Economic Forum research has shown that 70% of the 169 Global Goal targets can be directly supported by advanced technologies. 2030Vision aims to realize this potential. It is an alliance of businesses, governments, organizations, and experts dedicated to maximizing the impact of digital technology on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 


2030Vision, a multi-stakeholder community of the tech industry and its partners, focuses on building better technology collaborations for the goals. It operates a knowledge network, offering partners the opportunity to learn from, connect to, and share with others working on similar problems. And it offers partners the opportunity to drive deeper impact through:


  • Agenda Setting - The SDGs will not be achieved one by one. Instead, 2030Vision addresses social-good challenges where success depends on achieving several of the SDGs together as a system. A good example is Climate Adaptation. 2030Vision elevates such issues on the global agenda and works to define technology impact pathways for them.

  • Innovation Sprints - Multi-stakeholder groups innovate against clearly defined problem statements related to technology and the SDGs, defining new “flagship projects” which the Forum supports to scale.

  • Systems Leadership - Leveraging the Forum’s strategic intelligence capabilities, understanding the system dynamics governing technology’s role in the social good challenges being addressed. Then convening decision makers at the highest level to identify and act upon the most promising levers for systems change.

2030Vision’s first flagship project is the OneMap Coalition, an open data architecture for agriculture that will allow, among other things, guidance on input selection and use to be provided at the level of the hectare. It will be launched with a government partner in the first half of 2022.


2030Vision is co-owned and developed with founding partners and co-chaired by: Simon Segars, CEO, Arm; and Achim Steiner, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The World Economic Forum hosts and facilitates 2030Vision and delivers programmes and projects together with seconded staff, experts and advisors from partner organisations. 


To review the strategic vision for 2022, view this document. Plans for 2022 include a transition from this placeholder page to a more community-based web experience.


For information and to get involved, please contact us, at 2030vision@weforum.org

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