A future of massive population growth, an exploding middle class, and twice the energy demand of today present an unprecedented opportunity to design a more equitable, sustainable, and prosperous world.
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What do we mean by design?
Design has vastly different connotations across different fields and sectors. We define design as the process by which a physical object—a product, building, car, or road—is made, or a digital experience is created.
The ripple effect
By supporting organizations and projects that serve millions, and whose work influences billions, we believe design can affect the lives of everyone on the planet.
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What is impact design?
"Impact design" brings together social, environmental, humanitarian, sustainable, human-centered, public-interest, and other related design disciplines focused on creating positive change and lasting impact.
Addressing global challenges
Climate change and inequality are not just catchphrases; they are urgent issues confronting all of us. With the world changing all around us, how do we ensure everyone can thrive, and within the limits of the planet? We design a better future.
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“Impact design is about adapting the life-saving technologies that we take for granted to the needs and the context of the poor.”
Timothy Prestero, Founder & CEO, Design that Matters