Social Enterprises Embracing Technology for Social Change

Armed with technology, social entrepreneurs can dramatically improve the human condition. Emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and biotech have the potential to change the world. The following are some examples of social enterprises that are using technology to address social challenges:

Zipline

Zipline operates drone delivery system to send urgent medicines, such as vaccines and drugs, to those in need – no matter where they live. Medical products are centrally stored at the Zipline Distribution Center, allowing fast access to even the most sensitive or scarce items. Health workers at remote hospitals and clinics text orders to Zipline for the medical products they need.

Revolution Foods

Revolution Foods use technology to increase access to fresh, healthy food to schools and underserved communities. The Social enterprise is committed to transforming the way people in America eats. Since its founding in 2006, it has served more than 150 million healthy and affordable meals to schools across the U.S

Worldreader

Worldreader is a social enterprise that provides people in the developing world with free access to digital books via mobile phones and e-readers. Its mission is to bring digital books to children and their families, so that they can improve their lives.

References

https://ssir.org/podcasts/entry/embracing_emerging_technology_for_social_change

http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/technology-can-help-solve-societal-problems/

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