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Social impact report

Technology at the core of society

As technology becomes more ubiquitous, it both contributes to today’s global challenges and offers powerful potential solutions. As technologists, we believe we have a responsibility to constantly and critically assess technology’s impact on society, particularly on the marginalized and underserved, and to ensure that it is ultimately contributing to a more equitable future. This report outlines the principles that anchor us, explores examples from over the last two years, and outlines how we intend to build on this legacy in the future.

The report looks at the following areas in detail:

Responsible tech and innovation

Ensuring the risks and social implications of technology are adequately evaluated, and embedding the values of privacy, empathy, equity, and inclusion in technology solutions. 

Beyond diversity: striving for equity in tech

Extending opportunities to all: providing career pathways that increase the representation, and importantly, advancement of women and other underrepresented minorities in the technology sector.

Inclusivity and social justice

Using data to shine a light on injustice and inequality, and using technology to help provide disenfranchised communities platforms for empowerment.

Sustainability and climate action

Working to reduce our own carbon footprint, and exploring the potential of technology to identify and mitigate the negative impacts of climate change. 

Healthcare as a human right

Developing technology-based approaches to extend health information and care to communities grappling with health service shortages

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It’s vital we consider the impacts of the work we do as technologists, through a lens of ethics, equity and inclusion – and continually ask how we want the world to be.
Elise Zelechowski
Global head of diversity, equity, inclusion, sustainability and social change (DEISSC)
It’s vital we consider the impacts of the work we do as technologists, through a lens of ethics, equity and inclusion – and continually ask how we want the world to be.
Elise Zelechowski
Global head of diversity, equity, inclusion, sustainability and social change (DEISSC)

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