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  • Cities occupy only 3% of the Earth’s land, yet account for 60-80% of energy consumption and 75% of carbon emissions

    Cities occupy only 3% of the Earth’s land, yet account for 60-80% of energy consumption and 75% of carbon emissions

    We are investing in technology solutions to improve living conditions in urban centers

  • By 2030, one of the Sustainable Development Goals is to provide legal identity for all

    By 2030, one of the Sustainable Development Goals is to provide legal identity for all

    We are investing in tools to help government institutions manage identity efficiently

  • Elections are the bedrock of democracy. They give a voice to the people and legitimacy to elected officials to govern

    Elections are the bedrock of democracy. They give a voice to the people and legitimacy to elected officials to govern

    We invest in technology that improves democratic participation

SGO is committed to a better world

Enabling Governments and empowering People in the digital age

SGO is an investor group seeking and funding promising innovative companies. SGO focuses on the intersection between government and society, proactively supporting the development of technology-driven solutions with the potential to solve some of the more pressing issues of our time. The types of ventures that SGO supports can be grouped into four main themes.

Democracy and citizen participation

Democracy and citizen participation

Smartmatic has electronically counted over 3,7 billion votes in thousands of elections
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Governance

Governance

Governments are well behind the private sector in terms of the use of technology solutions
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Identity and Privacy

Identity and Privacy

As the world moves online, issues of privacy and proving identity become central to the relationship between citizens
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Climate and clean air

Climate and clean air

Air pollution in many cities across the world is now at levels that puts their citizen’s health significantly at risk
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