Our vision is to augment and sustain a larger and prosperous middle class around the world, through its programming and investment in human capital.
GenYize is aligned with the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and achieves its mission vis-à-vis the Global Goals through membership in the UN Global Compact.
In September 2015, 193 world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development, also known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). If these Goals are completed, it would mean an end to extreme poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030.
It is true, these goals have galvanized support like no other time in history. More than ever before, an unprecedented number of actors from the private and public sectors are collaborating, and individuals are pouring in their personal fortunes behind their actualization.
However aspirational, the SDG goals are an overwhelming endeavor. With 17 goals and 169 targets the global agenda risks failing. The true “Achilles heel” of the SDGs, however, is the lack of data. It is a contradiction of our times. Now more than ever, technology and data gathering has permeated all sectors of life in the modern world. But for the rest of the world, especially in regions that are underdeveloped, there is no collection of meaningful data and therefore we know little about the true needs and impact of solutions offered.
This is the very reason behind the lackluster achievements during the Millennium Development Goals—the SDGs’ predecessors—and the very reason GenYize is poised to revolutionize how the global agenda is pursued and accomplished.
Our alliance of partners has taken the 17 global goals and organized them into four categories: economic opportunity, the environment & our planet, well-being & health and peace & prosperity.
We seek to bring solutions in every single category through our holistic approach, bound through Goal 17—global partnerships.
Through our global platform we measure our activities and impact through data analytics, focusing on how the next billion people will connect, learn, and solve for their communities, in the process transforming the entire global development agenda.
According to the most recent World Bank Group estimates, almost half the world—over three billion people—live on less than $2.50 a day. At least 80 percent of humanity lives on less than $10 a day. And more than 80 percent of the world’s population lives in countries where income differentials are widening.
Research suggests mind-boggling progress in artificial intelligence, robotics, infinite computing, broadband networks, and many other technologies are enabling humanity to make extremely fast gains in every industry and field. These advances could very likely make abundance for all a reality in our lifetime.