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Impact Investing: Is Innovation the Key to Accelerating Progress toward the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals?

In three case studies ARK illustrates how innovation might accelerate progress toward the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Broadly, we believe the five innovation platforms and the companies enabling their underlying technologies will offer the United Nations the best hope for achieving its Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. 

Our research indicates that economic convergence will accelerate: as digital wallets allow finance to become more inclusive, as reusable rockets allow internet access to become cheap almost anywhere on Earth, as artificial intelligence and gene editing collapse the cost of food production, and as the autonomous electric mobility systems deliver step-change reductions in the cost of getting from place to place.