Blockchains for Sustainable Development

24 Oct 2018
10:00-13:00

Blockchains for Sustainable Development

Blockchain technologies may have a profound impact on development-oriented investment, not only by revolutionizing global payment systems but also through improvements to access to finance, supply chain management, digital identities or land registries (through decentralized applications). This impact goes beyond traditional financial services and business processes and extends to other industries important for the SDGs, such as agriculture, healthcare and transportation. Organized with the Institute for Leadership and Sustainability (IFLAS), University of Cumbria, the event will seek to develop ideas on how to increase the positive impact and minimize the negative effects of blockchain technologies on investment for development.

Issues for the debate:

  • The application of blockchain technologies in enterprise and finance
  • The risks and opportunities of blockchain for sustainable development
  • Regulatory and policy precedents, concerns and responses