Imagine a sustainable and equitable world
We can create this reality by using the digital revolution to drive systems change
Sustainability in the Digital Age (SDA) grew through a Future Earth Canada Hub initiative to explore how digital innovation can be used in support of healthy people and planet, in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Based on a research framework, created in collaboration with over 250 experts and supported by the Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ), SDA now 1) conducts research, 2) trains young leaders and 3) influences policy at the nexus of environmental sustainability and digital innovation. In 2022, we became the first sustainability think tank at Concordia University.
Our mission is to help build a sustainable and equitable future. We work to be a bridge between sustainability science and digital innovation to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals and promote living within planetary boundaries.
Our vision sees a digital future where technology transforms systems for the benefit of people and the planet. To create this world, we must plant seeds of understanding and compassion. We must cultivate connection through outreach. We must nurture awareness through knowledge sharing.
We value the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion that is core to our team’s well-being and success. Respect, Innovation, Cooperation, and Trust permeate all the decisions and collective actions we take as a community.
Within Montreal, Canada, and the global community, we are seeking to be agents of change. To preserve our planet’s ecosystem, we must act now. We must reduce emissions, become nature positive, and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals for the benefit of all.
Sustainability in the Digital Age works to influence policy changes to reach global climate goals, to reverse biodiversity loss, to support more equitable access to the digital economy, and to build public awareness on digital sustainability. Our projects focus on three main areas:
In the course of our work, we convene diverse stakeholders, create high-level reports, statements, peer-reviewed articles, and action plans for a more liveable planet. Explore all our publications >