Tech for Impact

Get involved: Join CW’s collaborative community to drive innovation and pave the way for a sustainable future

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CW supports purpose-driven companies that aspire to have a positive social and environmental impact.

CW partners with a number of sustainability experts including the United Nations Environment Protection World Conservation Monitoring Programme, the Centre for Global Equality and Allia to deliver programmes aligned to the needs of business, governments and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We help stimulate technological innovation in the field of sustainability and support organisations seeking to adopt new solutions that can make their products, services and processes more environmentally friendly.

Supporting Women Entrepreneurs in the New Digital Economy

CW partners with the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women to help women entrepreneurs ensure their businesses can thrive in the new digital economy. We are providing an urgent programme of support, across 70 countries with our partners, focussed on helping to safeguard their business and better respond to the new normal that they are now facing.

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Supporting sustainability start-ups

The CW Unplugged programme gives technology start-ups with solutions that can address some of the world's biggest problems the opportunity to troubleshoot any challenges they are facing with supportive teams of experienced engineers and businessmen. Sixteen start-ups have been supported to date through this programme with more planned for 2020!

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ghd Sustainability Challenge

CW managed a short-term programme for the R&D team of the hair styling device manufacturer, ghd, that generated plenty of ideas on how they could make their devices more sustainable and their premises more energy efficient.

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Bahir Dar Digital Infrastructure Initiative

The CW community worked with the Centre for Global Equality, Cambridge Global Challenges, the Trust & Technology Strategic Research Initiatives (University of Cambridge), and Bahir Dar University to deliver a pioneering programme of green field urban internet connectivity in Ethiopia.

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Embedding Diversity & Inclusion in the workplace

Two of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, "Gender Equality" and "Reduced Inequalities" are pertinent to the technology industry in the UK today. CW encourages its membership to work towards these goals via our Diversity & Inclusion policy and Inclusive Innovation conferences.

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