The World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA) was launched in 2018 because we believe that there needs to be real change in the way that business impact is measured to boost motivation and stimulate action towards a sustainable future for everyone.
We identified seven transformations that need to take place to put society and the worldwide economy on a more sustainable path to achieve the SDGs. To turn these transformations into action, WBA will develop, in close collaboration with the Alliance, a series of benchmarks assessing 2,000 of the world’s most influential companies. The benchmarks will rank and measure the companies on their contributions to the SDGs and the data will be freely available to everyone.
One of the systems transformations is the digital transformation. At WBA we believe that the private sector, and digital companies in particular, will be critical to achieving the SDGs by 2030. Evidence-based metrics assessing tech companies provide a yardstick for measuring their performance in expanding digital inclusion and contributing to sustainable development.
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A set of metrics to measure digital inclusion will be essential for evidence-based policy making … The development of annual scorecards on digital inclusion and the establishment of metrics to measure both digital inclusion and literacy will accelerate the promotion of an inclusive digital ecosystem.”
The press release of the launch of the 2021 Digital Inclusion Benchmark can be found here.Press release