• 1 No Poverty
  • 2 Zero Hunger
  • 3 Good Health and Well-Being
  • 4 Quality Education
  • 5 Gender Equality
  • 6 Clean Water and Sanitation
  • 7 Affordable and Clean Energy
  • 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • 9 Industry Innovation and Infrastructure
  • 10 Reduced Inequalities
  • 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • 12 Responsible Consumption and Production
  • 13 Climate Action
  • 14 Life Below Water
  • 15 Life on Land
  • 16 Peace Justice and Strong Institutions
  • 17 Partnership for the Goals

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Four Potential Outcomes from COVID-19
Can impact investments drive financial, as well as social, ROI?

Can impact investments drive financial, as well as social, ROI?

Funds dedicated to so-called "impact investments" have soared in value during the past decade, but the industry is still a minnow in the financial world. For now.

“A beautiful nexus between women’s empowerment and energy access.”

“A beautiful nexus between women’s empowerment and energy access.”

Funds dedicated to so-called "impact investments" have soared in value during the past decade, but the industry is still a minnow in the financial world. For now.

Four Potential Outcomes from COVID-19
Can impact investments drive financial, as well as social, ROI?

Can impact investments drive financial, as well as social, ROI?

Funds dedicated to so-called "impact investments" have soared in value during the past decade, but the industry is still a minnow in the financial world. For now.

“A beautiful nexus between women’s empowerment and energy access.”

“A beautiful nexus between women’s empowerment and energy access.”

Funds dedicated to so-called "impact investments" have soared in value during the past decade, but the industry is still a minnow in the financial world. For now.

How to drastically simplify land lease contracts. Fiji tests the tech.

How to drastically simplify land lease contracts. Fiji tests the tech.

How much does a piece of land in Fiji cost to lease? Or buy? As it turns out the answer depends on who you ask, and when. But that's all about to change.

Calling All Innovators: A chance to win up to half a million dollars in funding!

Calling All Innovators: A chance to win up to half a million dollars in funding!

Do you have a proof-of-concept/pilot project that targets Efficient Heating and Cooling, Microgrids or Artificial Intelligence for Energy Demand Management? If so, don't miss this opportunity.

From The Front Lines

BANGLADESH

ADB training workshop for Bangladesh government officials on SPADE, a web-based urban data analysis platform.

KATHMANDU

How the Kathmandu Valley Development Authority is exploring “land pooling” as a model for sustainable urbanisation.

Photo: Amy Faust, ADB Consultant

AFGHANISTAN

Tech For Impact crew on the ground in Afghanistan shooting a story on gender equality.  We were surprised to find out this was the first time any of the villagers had seen a video camera so we had to conduct some impromptu media training to get them all camera ready!

Upcoming Events & Webinars

  • AVPN Virtual Conference
    Harnessing technological innovations have never been more pertinent. Join influential thought leaders and expert practitioners to assess the fast-changing social investment landscape and move crucial capital towards impact.
  • Future Food Asia 2020
    Future Food Asia, APAC’s premier AgriFoodTech competition, returns for its fourth edition. The central theme this year is ‘Food is the New Cool’, where panel discussions will unravel the latest innovations in the sector, separating the fad from the future.
  • ASEAN Sustainable Energy Week 2020
    ASEAN's largest international exhibition and conference on renewable energy, energy efficiency, environmental and electric vehicle technology.