The report

We explored the frontiers of technology and system entrepreneurship that can help reverse climate change while ensuring people and nature thrive — the ultimate moonshot of the 21st century.

Our research draws on 450+ interviews of innovators from 30+ countries on five continents, 18 months of extensive desk research, and the insights from our partner network.

This research draws on 400 interviews of innovators from 30 countries on the five continents, a review of over 200 publications, countless articles, and our partners’ expertise.

We hope our findings will inspire all stakeholders—entrepreneurs, scientists, incubators, investors, corporates, policymakers, development actors, civil society—to join forces and secure a better future for humanity. This is the global Apollo moonshot program of the 21st century.

Final report - part I

The frontiers of impact tech

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Final report - part II

Impact tech ecosystems

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Final report i
the frontiers
of impact tech
This report explores the opportunities and challenges of Impact Tech, including:
  • What is Impact Tech, what are its many forms
  • How can Impact Tech help achieve the 17 Global Goals, with examples like sustainable materials and proteins, AI for faster diagnosis, satellite imagery for human rights, mobile payments for financial inclusion, and many more
  • Technological risks and challenges and how to mitigate them.
  • An overview of impact management: the compass of Impact Tech innovators to maximize positive outcomes and minimize adverse effects
  • The 12 priorities we propose to help grow the movement
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Final report ii
Impact tech
How investors, incubators, corporates and development institutions across the world partner with impact tech entrepreneurs and reinvent themselves.

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