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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 that finds and funds innovative companies that demonstrate long-term promise in areas that enhance lives. 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 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 technology supports fair and transparent elections and encourages voter turnout.
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Governance

Governance

Governments have the opportunity to use technology solutions to improve efficiency and streamline operations.
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Identity and Privacy

Identity and Privacy

Issues around privacy and identity are becoming central to human-human and human-government relationships.
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Climate and clean air

Climate and clean air

Air pollution in many cities around the world is now at levels that poses significant risk to citizens’ health.
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