The SDG Summer School: Fostering the next generation of sustainable innovation

The SDG Summer School: Fostering the next generation of sustainable innovation

During the course of July, students, young professionals, academics, and industry leaders came together from across the globe for the SDG Summer School. This Summer School is organized by the University of Geneva and hosted in the SDG Innovation Lab, close to the United Nations as well as on different campuses around the world in parallel. Partisia Blockchain had the privilege of attending and actively participating in the program.

Groups of students were formed, assigned a coach and began to develop an idea into a project. The projects were all aimed at solving pressing problems and contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). After three weeks the groups pitched their projects to a jury consisting of decision makers from major institutions such as the University of Geneva, the Global Fund and the Olympic Committee.

I had the opportunity of representing Partisia Blockchain and coaching a group of students in creating an innovative solution to women’s health:

“Her Menstrual Trials” is an application using MPC and Blockchain to track women’s health trends and the effects of medications without revealing anyone’s personal health data. The blockchain would provide crypto-incentives to the participants and help store and track the data collected, while MPC would keep the data private, while allowing for real-time, continuous data collection from the participants.

Furthermore, Partisia Blockchain had the pleasure of sponsoring a student from Copenhagen to come to Geneva and participate in the Summer School.

The SDG Summer School is an impactful event empowering young minds to find solutions to the most pressing problems around the world. Partisia Blockchain is proud to support such an initiative and help to contribute to a brighter future for all.

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Monadi — The Blockchain Validated Platform for Sustainability Data Management and Reporting for CSRD Compliance

Monadi — The Blockchain Validated Platform for Sustainability Data Management and Reporting for CSRD Compliance

Guest blog by Vilma Catani and Radu Pavel, Co-founders of Monadi.

Monadi is a platform for managing sustainability data and reporting in compliance with the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD). This EU-imposed regulation mandates companies to disclose information regarding their Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) impacts. With the CSRD set to come into effect in 2024, approximately 50,000 companies in the European Union will be obligated to report their ESG data. Monadi aims to simplify and streamline this process while also leveraging the business opportunities it presents.

Sustainability reporting requires management of a vast amount of data, which is a complex task. Firstly, sustainability data is often scattered throughout various departments and external sources within an organisation. Monadi aims to consolidate all of this data into a unified platform. Secondly, the timeline for achieving sustainability goals can extend for several decades, even as far as 2050. We want to be the go-to solution for managing both short-term and long-term sustainability goals.

Monadi has chosen Partisia Blockchain to help ensure safe, credible, and transparent management of data, enabling comparable results across organisations. Leveraging systems like Multi Party Computing and Zero-Knowledge proofs, Partisia Blockchain offers solutions for data transparency, credibility, and encryption. Given the sensitivity of sustainability data, many companies are reluctant to share it. However, the highly secure solutions offered by Partisia Blockchain provide a game-changing approach for ensuring data protection and privacy.

The Minimum Viable Product (MVP) is expected to be released by the end of this summer, offering the public access to the first use case: “Male-female pay gap” which adheres to the European Sustainability Reporting Standards and utilises Partisia’s Multi Party Computing (MPC) capabilities to privately collect and calculate the pay gap data between genders within the organisations, which is then added on-chain. The platform also provides dashboards and other features to monitor progress and generate reports ready for CSRD reporting.

In summary, Monadi is an innovative platform for management and reporting of sustainability data for companies operating under the CSRD. By leveraging Partisia Blockchain’s technologies and ensuring data privacy, Monadi offers a solution that simplifies compliance and empowers organisations to progress towards their sustainability goals.

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