#SYSTEM TRANSFORMATION

The UN has set 17 Sustainable Development Goals for 2030. With digital technology, they are all within reach.

Digital solutions can ...

Improve people’s quality of life

450 million

How can digital solutions provide better access to education for 450 million people?

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Foster equitable growth

$9 trillion

How can digital solutions unlock $9 trillion in economic benefits globally?

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Protect the environment

20%

How can digital solutions enable a 20% cut in global CO2 emissions?

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The 17 Sustainable Development Goals represent the most ambitious global agenda ever adopted and they call for a transformation of the world we know today. Business as usual won’t get it done. #SystemTransformation: How Digital Solutions Will Drive Progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals is a new set of insights about the huge disruptive potential of digital solutions.

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90% of all data ever collected has been produced in the last 2 years – an impressive demonstration of digital’s ability to scale rapidly.

“We commit to support our member companies to make the exciting vision this report has set out a reality.”

Luis Neves

Chairman, Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI)

“We welcome this report which shows how ICTs will be vital in achieving each and every one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.”

Houlin Zhao

Secretary-General, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

“Through initiatives like GeSI, we believe digital technology can be applied to help solve society’s most pressing challenges spanning education, healthcare, environmental sustainability and urban planning.”

Satya Nadella

Chief Executive Officer, Microsoft

“It is time to understand that the digital revolution can be the answer to our global problems.”

Timotheus Höttges

Chief Executive Officer, Deutsche Telekom AG

“The story is clear: digital puts achieving the Global Goals within reach, and the Global Goals boost our business opportunities.”

Gavin Patterson

Chief Executive, BT Group

23xDigital solutions have up to 23 times higher diffusion and reach than traditional approaches

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