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Sifted Talks: Accelerating tech for good – can tech innovations have a real impact?
With the rise of sustainable investing, impact tech or tech for good has become an increasingly popular term in recent years. By creating sustainable business models that put impact center stage, the movement has been able to move from the charity label to profitable entrepreneurship.

The tech for good movement also gives rise to bigger questions such as, is the movement here to stay or is it just a temporary buzz word that will die with a dip in the economy? How do we distinguish impact tech from companies that want to profit from being seen as good? And how can tech for good attract the kind of capital it needs to make a real impact?

We'll be discussing these questions and more (see below) during a live panel moderated by Mimi Billing, senior reporter at Sifted.

Joining us will be:

Dr.-Ing. Heba Aguib, chief executive RESPOND, BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt
Ravi Gurumurthy, chief executive at Nesta
Lubomila Jordanova, cofounder & chief executive of PlanA.Earth and cofounder of Greentech Alliance
Antonio Miguel, managing partner of MAZE Impact

Do you have questions you want to ask our panellists? Feel free to message us at talks@sifted.eu

We’ll be discussing:
- What’s fuelling tech for good?
- What support does it need to thrive?
- Is the movement here to stay or is it just a temporary buzz word?
- What is the role of government in promoting tech for good?
- How to bring tech for good into the mainstream?
- How do we measure impact?
- How can we ensure sustainability in business?
- How necessary are alliances, what is the power of partnerships?

The themes in this webinar are further explored in the report 'Protect | Empower | Tranform: Tech Innovations Changing The World' available to download here: https://bmw-foundation.org/publications/tech-for-good-report-2020/
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