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  • Cities occupy only 3% of our land, yet they account for up to 80% of our energy consumption and 75% of our carbon emissions.

    Cities occupy only 3% of our land, yet they account for up to 80% of our energy consumption and 75% of our carbon emissions.

    We are investing in technology solutions to improve the quality of life in urban centres.

  • By 2030, one of the UN’s Sustainable Development goals is to provide legal identity for all.

    By 2030, one of the UN’s Sustainable Development goals is to provide legal identity for all.

    We are investing in tools to help governments effectively manage identities across populations.

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

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

    We are investing 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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