Blockchain technology is providing new solutions to longstanding social challenges. As a technology, it can safeguard digital identities, strengthen value chains, combat corruption, reduce the likelihood of fraudulent elections, and protect valuable land and medical records.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are at the heart of what we do. Adopted by the United Nations in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people live in peace and prosperity by 2030, these goals address our most important global challenges. All of our activities remain steadfastly focused on SDGs, as every initiative that we implement must address one of its core goals.
Yet the misperception of blockchain as something technologically complex that’s for only a savvy few is inhibiting its ability to do good. Impact Plus’ mission is to spread blockchain-centric solutions in the field of international development.
We do this by empowering local communities, partnering with startups and international development organizations, as well as through public advocacy and “Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning” services. Expanding blockchain’s accessibility demands that we link international and local actors, always valuing the latter’s deep social, cultural and environmental understanding when it comes to building solutions that are both sustainable and effective. The international blockchain organizations with whom we partner provide the support and expertise necessary to maximize on-the-ground success. We currently operate in Brazil, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria and South Africa. We are particularly proud to have been selected as Polygon’s social impact arm.