Technology is undeniably built into the foundations of modern society. It enables business, it empowers people, and it inspires progress. The harsh truth we face as a digital-first world, though, is that technology also alienates and excludes millions of people. If we don’t recognize this and act now, it has the potential to exclude many more.
That’s why we took part in a leadership summit happening alongside COP26, to discuss the roles of technology and business leaders in the pursuit of reduced inequalities for everyone. Digitization emerged as a common thread, but we think that only takes the conversation so far. The real challenge of our time is in building sustainability and accessibility into that digitization so that everyone benefits from the outcomes. Here’s how we see this taking shape: