Taking a stand for a responsible and inclusive technological progress

Since 2018, The Tech for Good Summit, an initiative of the President Macron, brings together corporate groups, start-ups and non-profits to define development models that put digital and technology at the service of humanity. They work together around “for good” initiatives, for all and everywhere.

This group gathers 80 leaders who undertook specific commitments followed by concrete actions, structured around five workstreams : education; gender equity and diversity; Future of Work; economic and social inclusiveness and environment protection.

The covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the shift to digital and has highlighted drift in digital uses, as well as inequalities. However, we believe these same technologies will serve as a major catalyst to enhance our societies’ resilience and the recovery of our economies. The Tech For Good Call, launched on 1 December 2020 falls within this very specific context.

The Tech for Good Call

We, members of the Tech for Good initiative and signatories of this manifesto,

Considering the positive impact of the tech and digital revolution in the service of human progress and the essential contribution of entrepreneurs, researchers, innovators, and civil society, especially in the fields of information sharing and knowledge dissemination, international cooperation, access to education and culture, as well as organizations’ efficiency, innovation and broader economic growth and related positive externalities [...]

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The Tech for Good summit

The Tech for Good Summit is an initiative of the President Macron founded in 2018. Its ambition is to increase cooperation and collaboration of actors of all sizes to put innovation, technology and economics at the service of humanity and common good. This annual gathering brings together in Paris a diverse group of corporate, start-up and non-profit leaders from some of the most dynamic organizations across the world. It traditionally takes place on the eve of Viva Technology, Europe’s biggest startup and tech event.

With the methodological, strategic, and knowledge support of McKinsey&Company teams, 80+ Tech for Good companies undertook commitments during the 2019 summit and have since begun to implement them. The goals which have been defined include training 1 million people in technology, reducing GHG emissions in line with the Paris Agreement, ensuring that at least 30% of management positions are held by women by 2022, and helping 5 million people achieve digital independence by 2025.

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