Dig­i­tal trans­for­ma­tion for sus­tain­able devel­op­ment

Business World - - BANKING & FINANCE - REY­NALDO C. LUGTU, JR.

THow dig­i­tal­iza­tion can ben­e­fit so­ci­ety is through star­tups and en­ter­prises that in­no­vate on prod­ucts and ser­vices to help achieve the United Na­tions Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment Goals (SDGs). Sev­eral of them have al­ready cre­ated value im­pact to the SDGs, namely:

• Zero hunger- KDC Agribusi­ness, a U.S. com­pany founded in 2015 uses patented tech­nol­ogy which can con­vert over 15 tons of fresh food waste into liq­uid, or­ganic fer­til­izer and an­i­mal feed in just three hours, en­abling a sus­tain­able food pro­duc­tion and se­cu­rity,

• Good health and well- be­ing- A lo­cal startup, Med­ifi, pro­vides on­line con­so­la­tions on-de­mand by con­nect­ing to doc­tors at the con­ve­nience of one’s home,

• Qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion- an­other lo­cal startup, Edu-

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