Our Vision

Grow the Middle Class

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.

17 Global Goals

The World We Want

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.

17 Global Goals

Revolutionizing The Strategy

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.

17 Global Goals

Measuring & Organizing Goals

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.

The Challenge

The Piecemeal Approach

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.

The challenge

The Good News

Since 1990 we have brought down extreme poverty rates by 35 percent with nearly 1.1 billion people moving out of this bracket. However, even while poverty rates have declined in all regions of the world, progress has been uneven. The majority of the global poor live in rural areas, are poorly educated or illiterate, and are mostly employed in the agricultural sector. Over half are under 18 years of age, making this a truly generational challenge.

The challenge

The task Ahead

In the next two decades, the global population is projected to grow from 7.2 to 9.7 billion, mostly in less developed areas of the world, adding to present economic disparities and intensifying pressure on basic infrastructure requirements. This fact, coupled with economic, climate, conflict, and many other factors, will drive 70 percent of our global population to settle in cities and megacities.

Global institutions, while well-meaning, remain unable to respond to these systemic problems with sufficient scale. What’s more, current solutions are designed to solve for one or two single problems. There is no holistic or comprehensive approach that looks at these interconnected issues together and thus solutions exist in silos. And perhaps most important, both government and industry lack the information and data—as well as the ability to collect such data in a meaningful way—to even properly assess the impact of their programs.

The opportunity

The Generation of Prosperity

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.

The Opportunity

an Eager generation

Exponential technologies are just the beginning, however. We are also seeing the rise of a generation—GenYize—that has been brought up to think everything is within their grasp. This generation, youthful as ever, is eager to join the ranks of prosperity. The exponential technologies available to almost three billion people in the developing world are soon going to be available to the Next Billion. And this enterprising, hyper connected, and entrepreneurial generation is conspiring to solve the world’s biggest problems through enterprise, partnership, and sheer resilience.

THE OPPORTUNITY

Alliance Support

Our alliance of partners exists to harness and serve this burgeoning generation of enterprising young people. We are a global clearinghouse that is not bogged down by old-fashioned bureaucracy. We are driven by local needs and by local human capital and talent.  

Our alliance of partners has a significant role to play in the genesis of the growing worldwide emerging consumer class and the Next Billion, and in the development of consumers who are needed to drive economic expansion through peaceful co-existence and growth.

We are committed to the development and implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

We seek to bring solutions in every single category through our holistic approach, bound by goal 17 - partnerships for the goals.