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Giving Compass' Take:
• In this Medium post, the CEO of IMPAQTO reports on the Social Good Summit and how to support innovations for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
• The main takeaway in this piece: Patience is not a virtue. We must act with urgency and precision to advance change, which includes seeking out strategic partnerships.
This year’s Social Good Summit was curated to remind us that those amazing change makers can be found everywhere, and that there the combination of technology, leadership and will can be powerful in improving people’s lives:
Pete Cashmore, Founder of Mashable, did a fantastic job moderating a panel about the power of blockchain. Roya Mahboob of the Digital Citizen Fund shared the potential of bitcoin in frontier markets to changing the lives of unbanked populations, while Ben Siegel of ConsenSys spoke about how blockchain can offer those without an identity a channel to obtain it and participate in society as active citizens.
I particularly enjoyed learning about the Chef Manifesto — a worldwide initiative where chefs commit to sustainable sourcing, eco-efficient cooking and empowering communities through urban and rural farming. Chefs Arthur Potts Dawson, Anahita Dhindy, and Manal Al Alem were outstanding in illustrating how as a global collective, chefs can and should make a difference locally.
Finally, we were treated to amazing stories of hyper-local innovators, community organizers — from fighting polarization in the USA, to supporting breastfeeding in India to support of the community of deaf people in Brazil — who are finding better ways to pursue their cause through technology. Deepti Doshi, head of Community Partnerships of Facebook moderated a conversation on their shared experiences and ability to grow by connecting more profoundly around purpose.
Read the full article about scaling innovations for the Global Goals by Michelle Arevalo-Carpenter at +SocialGood at medium.com.