The Social Impact and Sustainability Working Group-SISWG of International Asociation for Trusted Blockchain Applications-INATBA is committed to highlight the potential of blockchain and DLT in tackling social and sustainability issues such as climate change, poverty, inequality, food waste, corruption, and other areas covered by the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
At the core, the SISWG has a primary mission to raise awareness about the potential of blockchain for social impact and sustainability. In order to achieve this, the SISWG relies on the work of organizations that develop projects and use cases that showcase the power of blockchain to address systemic issues such as inequality, poverty and climate change by rebuilding trust, empowering communities, asserting accountabilities, and re-distributing value on the global level. Some of the most interesting blockchain use cases and applications converge on the areas of financial inclusion and restorative finance- ReFi which represents a shift from the traditional financial system, as it prioritizes the health and resilience of ecosystems, communities, and the planet over financial gain.
To give visibility and promote the impact of organizations and projects working towards social impact and sustainability topics, in 2023 the SISWG in collaboration with BlockLeaders and Lisa Gibbons, is creating a series of podcasts working on ReFi and financial inclusion. The monthly episodes during 2023 will feature guest speakers from different projects worldwide.
In each episode, we’ll present a project, their use case, the challenges and opportunities that the project face, how they measure impact, and finally, how others can connect and interact with them.
This project is implemented by INATBA Social Impact and Sustainability Working Group members: Mariana de la Roche (IOTA) and Lorna Hutchman (Blockchain.com) with the support Albi Rodriguez Jaramillo (LACCHAIN – BID), the member of the INATBA Governmental Advisory Body, and in collaboration with Lisa Gibbons (BlockLeaders).
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About Lisa Gibbons
Lisa is a passionate storyteller with over 15 years experience. She writes for numerous publications. She has a Masters in International Tourism and is co-founder of the Irish Shebeen, the first Irish Pub in the metaverse. She has a love for all things blockchain, the metaverse and sustainability. Most recently she spoke at the Women in Technology series in London about the future impact of NFTs. She was awarded runner up in the hackernoon contributor for climate change for 2022 and worked on bringing the leading web3 projects and impact investors together to discuss the opportunities for creating a greener future. Bridging the world of Web2 to Web3 is where her interest lies.
Host: Lorna Hutchman (Senior Marketing Manager, Blockchain.com)
Guest: David Wood (Founder, Wadappt)
In this episode we spoke with David Wood, Founder of Wadappt, a blockchain-based smart contract platform that uses innovative financing techniques to allocate substantial amounts of capital directly into conservation efforts in Africa. We explore various biodiversity projects that Wadappt is currently supporting.