There isn't a user friendly, transparent way to directly invest towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) you're passionate about.
Researching the basis of creating a platform + token for impact investing, directly connecting you to SDGs projects you're passionate about.
This is the total amount allocated to SustainableADA Goals Token Research
Sustainable ADA Goals Token (SAGT) Research Proposal:
The UN SDG 2030 Agenda:
Investing in SDG's is investing in our future.
This should be accessible for any person all over the world, if we, as a global society, are to make the necessary and urgent strides to accomplish our Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
At the moment via the Joint SDG Fund, people can donate their money and then the funds go towards SDG projects.
Sustainable ADA's plan is to build a multi-phase development project, with a MVP developed during Q3 of 2022 if funded in Fund 7.
If funded, we will build our team and carry out research over 3 months (March 2022- May 2022). This will allow us to create the proper structure and base for our MVP.
The next phase will be to create a platform, 'Invest In SDGs', that facilitates impact investing directly to projects across the Cardano ecosystem, at source, and in the long term, all relevant projects globally, accelerating investment in the SDG's and helping achieve them by 2030. This is not donating.
"It's time to cut out the middleman. Why pay for a company to provide a ride-sharing service when you could use an app that connects you to the riders and doesn't take a cut? That's the promise being offered by Dapps, or decentralized apps." - https://decrypt.co/resources/dapps
For more context on the need to stimulate and redirect finance towards closing the gap in needed and actual finance provided to address the climate emergency and tackle wicked problems, the following articles shed some light on the matter:
The broken $100-billion promise of climate finance — and how to fix it
The trillion dollar climate finance challenge (and opportunity)
Sustainability solution or climate calamity? The dangers and promise of cryptocurrency technology
How do we promote impact SDG investing that isn't just directly impacting one sustainable development goal as these goals are interconnected, and need support in multiple areas?
We create a platform for people across the globe to invest, track, and have a record of the contribution they made or are making towards the array of SDGs they are most passionate about.
How can my investment connect to multiple areas of sustainable development?
Creating impact in multiple areas can be hard and complex. With our proposed, user friendly platform there won't be a focus on just one SDG. Our platform will allow funds to be distributed towards multiple SDGs, because SDG's are all interconnected, and we can't leave any behind
The ability to distribute funds to multiple projects will help to create a balance of investment across all multiple areas of sustainable development, using Cardano's blockchain to create a more transparent, trustworthy and accountable way to help achieve our SDGs by 2030. This also ties in with investment strategies of balancing and reducing portfolio risk through diversification.
Road map: Week 0 - 12
SAGT Research and Development Stage:
This proposal will provide the funds for our team to dedicate capacity to research and development of this platform, and creating an open source financial model for SAGT.
We plan to build a team of researchers, developers, global leaders, and activists to help get this platform and the SAGT into the hands of not just elite investors, but the everyday retail investor.
With our research, we aim to develop an intuitive, easy to use Dapp running on the Cardano blockchain that will allow anyone with access to the internet, and a wallet to have access to impactful projects, and contribute in small and big ways in support of organizations, business, and projects all over the world that are working to solve our 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
Whitepaper development: Weeks 0 - 12
Create a Yellow Paper with the tokenomics of the SAGT Token: Weeks 0 -12
What the Sustainable ADA Goals Token (SAGT) aims to be…
The SAGT Token is a way to invest in Cardano projects that impact multiple areas of sustainable development by allowing the funds invested to be dispersed to the Goals or subgoals you are most passionate about. This will connect with work currently underway in Fund 6 funded proposals:
Affiliated proposals in Fund 6:
*SDG Proposal Framework Tool - https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Proposal-Framework-Tool-AIM/369300-48088
*Research in Applications of Frameworks - AIM - https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Research-in-Applying-Frameworks-AIM/369294-48088
*Add SDG ratings to Proposals - https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Add-SDG-ratings-to-proposals-AIM/367569-48088
Affiliated proposals in Fund 7:
*Fund 7 + SDG research - AIM https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Fund7Proposals-+-SDGs-Cardano-AIM/383625-48088
* Proposal Framework Tool - AIM - https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Proposal-Framework-Tool-AIM/383692-48088
Example impact investor user flow:
When you want to invest $100 towards the goals you are most passionate about, you are presented with the menu of Sustainable Development Goals 1 to 17
Then listed under each goal we have the subgoals, and the different projects associated with each sub goal.
This enables users to choose as many goals/projects they want their investment to impact, and they can distribute the weight of their total investment in an intuitive way with a powerful UX and UI.
This in turn contributes to a global effort needed for more investments to be directed to the Sustainable Development Goals, so there can be a collaborative effort to help solve them by 2030.
Example of an impact investor's distributed investment portfolio spending with $100 in their wallet on the following Sustainable Development Goal oriented Cardano ecosystem projects:
SDG 4. Quality Education = Catalyst Schools ($50)
SDG 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth = Black Rhino Group ($25)
SDG 15. Life on Land = Veritree ($25)
(Example projects included above are for illustrative purposes and not confirmed projects in the Invest In SDGs platform)
Once the user confirms the projects they want to invest in, then they receive a confirmation that the investment was sent to the different projects/ goals according to their chosen distribution.
With the SAGT tokens you buy, you are able to track and confirm the project you donated to with an NFT and Metadata attached to the assets. This will provide a transparent way to share and track the different SDGs you helped impact, and your proof of purchase of SAGT.
NFTs will feature limited edition art created by artists globally that relate to a SDG/Project that SAGT can also be traded for.
So in summary SAGT Utility allows for:
(These are just initial examples and some of our first thoughts for SAGT. If we are funded and after conducting research and development this may be subject to change.)
Experience & Tools:
The Sustainable ADA team has experience working with Figma, Canva, Wix, Final Cut Pro, Da Vinci Resolve 17, Adobe CC, Microsoft Products (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc).
Sustainable ADA has experience and backgrounds in Sustainability, Economics, Humanities, Social Sciences. Along with work with NGOs, Social Enterprises, Freelance journalism, and blogging.
Sustainable ADA Platform: (https://www.sustainableada.com)
Recent long term partnership with and members of Wada, Cardano AIM, and Cardano 4 Climate
WADA Catalyst Conference: https://www.sustainableada.com/post/wada-catalyst-conference
Sustainable ADA News Room: -
Cardano 4 Climate Sustainability Goals Conference: https://www.sustainableada.com/post/cardano-catalyst-sustainable-goals-conference
Sustainable ADA produced How-To-Video for Cardano AIM SDG Proposer Tool:https://youtu.be/wzOdPNxV33k
What success looks like
Novel and viable applications get built on top of Cardano attracting users. Integrations manage to pull in more adoption.
If funded, we will build the team and conduct the research and development for this innovative Dapp. It will be the first of its kind to attract new users and existing users deeper into Cardano's ecosystem, using ADA or SAGT to invest in the Sustainable Development Goals, and has purposes that are transparent and auditable via metadata, and NFT's. Smart Contract functionality will also help to make transactions cost effective.
IOG Strategic Impact Officer Dr Mihaela and Chief Financial Officer Jeff Pollack discussed ways to support projects with real-world social impact in a system driven solely by return on investment, and how to reconcile these seemingly at odds objectives. Return on investment for 'priceless' work 'for good' can be achieved, and with this proposal, Sustainable ADA seek to initiate action on this front! - https://youtu.be/ZTHK8ATPUmE
Key metrics to measure:
Number/growth of SAGT developing team
Number/growth of pools who want to work with us for our token distribution
Produced a Whitepaper and Yellow Paper exploring SAGT utility
Cole is UNITE 2030 Youth Delegate, a recent graduate in Economics & Sustainability, Founder of Sustainable ADA, Blockchain & Sustainability Researcher, & Social Entrepreneur, Ecoquest Education Foundation - Sustainability Research, B Impact Clinic part of UNH's Changemaker Collaborative - Kikori, Sustainability Splash Program Organizer, Bronze UNH Sustainability Award Winner https://www.linkedin.com/in/cole-bartlett/
Razali is an Educator, Editor and Writer, Digital Economy, Blockchain & Sustainability Researcher, Social Entrepreneur, Catalyst Proposal Mentor, Wada UN SDG and Education Coordinator, Co-Founder of Sustainable ADA & Catalyst School Core Member https://www.linkedin.com/in/razali-samsudin/
Yoram Ben-Zvi is a social entrepreneur. In recent years, Yoram is focused on combining impact and business. Yoram is an active catalyst member, CA, and part of the Cardano4Climate community.
Sustainable ADA are Fund 6 funded proposers:
Research phase: $3000
White paper $500
Yellow Paper $500
Team support $2000
March - July 2021
- Registered domains both sustainableada.com & sustainableada.io
- Created Sustainable ADA website
- Presented at GimbaLabs Playground
- Created Mission & Vision Video
- Created a team
- Connected with Ekofolio Team
- Created Social Media Pages
Created a flyer for WADA Catalyst Conference and promoted in social media
In talks with Cardano Foundation
Reached out to Cardano community members. Creating a contact list of the first 193 countries (193 according to UN recognized ones - we can go beyond this measure!)
Created WADA Catalyst conference Videos
Funded for fund 6
Added page why blockchain,
Added page what is blockchain,
Added page what is sustainability,
Added page blockchains connection to sustainability,
Added page Cardano connection to sustainability.
Posted Article Key Takeaways from the Cardano Summit 2021 through a Sustainable ADA Lens
Posted Article Cardano catalysing a world of inclusion, regeneration and sustainability
Posted Article Key talks from the Cardano Summit with a focus on social, economic and environmental issues
Partnered with Cardano 4 climate, and Cardano AIM
Created the Cardano AIM sustainable SDG proposer tool video and have
Posted WADA Catalyst conference on our social media pages
Created a flyer for Cardano 4 Climate Sustainable Goals Conference and promoted on social media
December 2021 - January 2022:
WADA fund 6 Proposal Articles
Catalyst Boost Camp article
Sustainable Goals Conference Videos
New Partnerships in the making
February 2022 - June 2022:
Research Phase, partnerships, and team development.
Check out our video: https://youtu.be/CCwpO_I9D5c
Sustainable ADA Vision & Mission
Sustainable ADA connects you to the real life examples of how Cardano is enabling cascading disruption by change agents creating a better tomorrow, today. Stories of empowering people taking action in life changing ways.
Actions that ripple in globe shifting ways for a more sustainable, peaceful, and prosperous world for all.
Connecting the dots between Blockchain, Cardano, and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and action on the ground by showcasing case studies of positive progress and potentially valuable opportunities to be unlocked.
Sustainable ADA is a space where you can learn more about the transformative potential and impact of Cardano & collaborate with others to receive guidance, access to tools, and community support while integrating solutions to challenges faced by you, your business, or your community.
- Clarifying and demystifying notions of blockchain and how it relates to Sustainability & Sustainable Development Goals SDG's.
- Providing resources for educators/activists to confidently introduce blockchain technology into people's lives; highlighting the sustainable advantages and positive impact on communities and businesses.
- Bridging people into a world where they are welcomed on their lifelong learning journey & invited into the Cardano community, ultimately enabling and empowering visitors to discover, acquire and nurture an appreciation of what blockchain is its limitations, and its possibilities.
Sustainable ADA is a platform that promotes education, inspiration, and sustainable development. Sustainable ADA is helping connect the dots between Blockchain, Cardano, and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and action on the ground by showcasing case studies of positive progress and potentially valuable opportunities to be unlocked. On our platform we plan to share with the world sustainability media, content, and stories from the Cardano ecosystem! Acting as a bridge for the Cardano community, bridging people into a world where they are welcomed on their lifelong learning journey & invited into the Cardano community, ultimately enabling and empowering visitors to discover, acquire and nurture an appreciation of what blockchain is, its limitations, and its possibilities.
We seek to work towards the following SDG goals as part of this proposal:
Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
Goal 8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
Goal 10. Reduce inequality within and among countries
Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development
4.7 By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture's contribution to sustainable development
10.2 By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status
17.16 Enhance the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in all countries, in particular developing countries
17.3 Mobilize additional financial resources for developing countries from multiple sources
Key Performance Indicator (KPI):
4.7.1 Extent to which (i) global citizenship education and (ii) education for sustainable development are mainstreamed in (a) national education policies; (b) curricula; (c) teacher education; and (d) student assessment
Economics, Sustainability, Humanities, Social Sciences, NGO's, Social Entrepreneurs, Writers, Blogging, Video Editing, Figma, Canva, AdobeCC