Design for Good is a UK registered non-profit. Established in April 2022, Design for Good’s founding alliance comprises many of the world’s leading organizations including General Mills, Logitech, McKinsey & Company, Microsoft, Nedbank, Nestlé, PepsiCo, Philips and the Royal College of Art. Combined, the alliance already has over $400 billion revenues, almost 1 million employees, and 5,000 designers.
Each alliance member has committed to allow their designers to work together in cross-company teams to research, design and develop products and services that will make a meaningful difference to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
Since September more than 600 designers have been working to develop their problem statements about how their innovations will work for impacted communities. All projects relate to the six sub-topics of UN SDG6. During New York Water Week 2023 we will be showcasing our work-in-progress, with a particular focus on nine projects and forty designers that represent the most promising solutions submitted to the first deadline. We work closely with development organizations and NGOs who have deep experience in the field of water and sanitation.
Work will continue until June 2023, when the final submissions are due. At this time, we estimate that we will have more than 50 viable projects at the end of our first cycle.
As a founding principle, all new solutions will be made available to the impacted communities on an open-source, license-free basis to maximize impact. The most promising initiatives will be given additional funding and support to scale their benefit further. The anticipated result is direct improvement to people’s lives, on a scale only possible through global collaboration.
Design for Good aims to be the world’s most ambitious and impactful design non-profit.
Our audience on March 23 will be the Chief Design Officers from General Mills, Nestle, PepsiCo and Logitech, along with members of our board of trustees, students of the Royal College of Art and design teams from our alliance members. Representatives of our partner NGOs will also attend. Jack Sim from the World Toilet Organization will be our closing speaker.