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Projects have the power to not only benefit business but society as a whole. But to achieve positive social impact, the same strategic mindset behind the drive for bottom-line results must be applied to ensure projects create a better world.

TED@PMI speaker and marketing consultant Khulan Batkhuyag discusses how keeping things simple can help teams be agile and how her visits with Mongolian nomads changed her views on sustainability and her approach to projects.

Okka Phyo Maung, co-founder, CFO and CMO at RecyGlo, shares how the Myanmar startup is using tech to reduce pollution in waterways through better waste management and data analytics. He also talks about how his company is helping make the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals a reality.

Key themes

  • [01:10] Seeking positive social impact isn’t just the right thing—it’s also the smart thing to do
  • [03:36] Keeping things simple to increase agility
  • [06:28] Sustainability: Developing something that’s resilient
  • [09:54] Consider the social impact of your work
  • [12:43] Pursuing positive social impact through data
  • [14:44] Why the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals are so important

Projects have the power to not only benefit business but society as a whole. But to achieve positive social impact, the same strategic mindset behind the drive for bottom-line results must be applied to ensure projects create a better world.

 

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