Over the next 30 years, we will encounter some of the greatest transitions that any generation has ever had to face. Technological disruption is affecting every part of our lives…every business, every industry, every society. We believe that by leveraging exponential technologies, we have the opportunity to solve humanity’s biggest challenges. That’s what we call impact.
At Singularity University, we are working to facilitate a future of endless possibilities that is free from global problems. We believe that by catalyzing an exponentially transformed, engaged, and activated community of inspired solvers, startups, corporations, development organizations, governments, academic institutions, and investors, we can better address systemic problems we face globally today.
Impact is the measurable change those outcomes bring about in people’s lives by providing basic needs, significantly improving quality of life, and mitigating existential risk in the global grand challenge categories.
We’re constantly learning and experimenting with new ways to accurately measure and report impact in a rapidly changing world. Our online dashboard shows a live visualization of the data we collect, always available and always transparent. And our annual Impact Reports and Benefit Corporation Reports provide a handy reference to the work we’re doing and our adherence to state Benefit Corporation guidelines. We keep improving the data we collect as well as the impact metrics we can report on, and hope to be a model to others trying to create measurable impact.
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We are building a global community that positively impacts billions of lives. That audacious vision can’t be achieved without providing support and recognition for impact everywhere we see it, and by equipping a new generation to shape the future in ways we haven’t yet dreamed.
Our home state of California has a spirit of innovation. We embrace that spirit in an annual Impact Challenge, co-sponsored by a partner in the State of California, that frames a global challenge within a local context. The competition is open to anyone in the world and rewards highly scalable and transferable ideas that have potential for global reach.
To demonstrate the potential for exponential technologies to solve humanity’s global grand challenges and create a future of abundance, we’re putting the world’s most promising social impact technology companies in the SU spotlight. We teamed up with development organizations and companies like charity:water, American Red Cross, the United Nations Office of Information and Communications Technology, SAP, Genentech, and many others to identify and showcase companies with great potential for human and economic impact in all 12 GGC companies.
Activating the next generation is critical to achieving our impact goals. We’re working with partners around the world to develop hands-on experiences, global challenges, and deeply integrated curriculum that teaches an exponential mindset and empowers young people to tackle the challenges that stand in the way of creating an abundant future.