Imagine a sustainable and equitable world
We can create this reality by using the digital revolution to drive systems change
Watch: Lessons learned on leveraging digital transformations to meet the Sustainable Development Goals
Sustainability in the Digital Age (SDA) is a think tank at Concordia University and host to the Future Earth Canada Hub. Together we explore how digital innovation can be used in support of healthy people and planet, in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SDA grew from a research framework, exploring digital disruptions for sustainability, created in collaboration with over 250 experts and supported by the Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ). Future Earth Canada forms part of the Global Secretariat for the Future Earth network and supports global sustainability programming. Our integrated team works together on local, national, and international projects focused on 1) conducting research, 2) training young leaders and 3) influencing policy at the nexus of environmental sustainability and digital innovation.
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 and the Future Earth Canada Hub work 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 >