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CW understands the importance of sustainability. All companies need to adjust their mode of operation to mitigate their impact on the environment, and the technology industry needs to innovate quickly to develop the solutions that the world needs.

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.

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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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02.

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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03.

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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04.

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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