PSFK attends the Social Good Summit 2016 to see how new tech is changing the world for the better

The Social Good Summit is a yearly conference held the same week as the UN General Assembly. This year, like any other year, prominent speakers including U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Chelsea Handler spoke passionately about the causes that they fight for every single day. Topics ranged from environmental sustainability to gender inequality. Rather than just highlighting the gravity of these difficult issues, proposed solutions and positive changes were shared.

Although there are undoubtedly a great number of pitfalls to technology (including the rise of selfies), it also has the power to alleviate problems of inequality and access. This is what NGOs, celebrities, governments, corporations, and the media are fighting for.

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