At ServiceNow, our purpose is to make the world work better for everyone. In celebration of that mission and in honor of Earth Month, I’m thrilled to announce a new three-year, $3 million commitment to GivePower, a nonprofit that uses solar and battery storage technologies to deliver essential services to developing regions.
In the world of environmental, social, and governance (ESG), global problems require global solutions. Climate change is the world’s foremost collective problem, and there’s no viable path to address it without climate justice.
Bearing in mind the intersectionality of people and planet, climate justice champions such as ServiceNow and GivePower seek to eliminate the inequities resulting from climate change through long-term mitigation and adaptation strategies.
Since 2021, we’ve partnered with GivePower to provide sustainable access to clean water produced by the organization’s award-winning solar water farms.
Through our collaborative work, we recognized that access to electricity has the potential to create seismic change for developing communities. Our partnership resulted in deeper awareness of the impact of climate change in Kenya, which is experiencing its worst drought in decades.
To help provide a sustainable solution to this problem, we’ve expanded our partnership with GivePower to take its innovative solar water farm technology to four counties in Kenya. This technology purifies sea or brackish water to create safe, affordable drinking water for those who need it most. Each solar water farm can produce clean water for more than 100,000 people for 20 years.
“Our climate justice work aims to support communities like those in Kenya that bear the brunt of the worst impacts of climate change,” says Lyndsay Harris-Kyei, senior director of ESG social strategy at ServiceNow. “Based on recent information from the World Economic Forum, they’re also the least likely to negatively contribute to it.”
Within the framework of our new climate reality, resilience in the face of disaster is paramount—and it begins with preparation. According to the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, each dollar spent on disaster preparation can save up to $15 in post-disaster expenses.
Our investments in Kenya will enable the members of the communities there to maintain their resilience in the face of future climate disasters, such as drought.
This is a journey without a destination, but one thing is certain: We must work toward a better world for everyone.
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