We shine a spotlight on opportunities, unleash new thinking and support practical pathways to create a better life for 9 billion people.
By 2040 there will be 9 BILLION people on the planet. We envision a future in which every individual can live a dignified life within the limits of the Earth.
9 Billion Lives
We see the world through a 9 Billion Lens: analyzing practical pathways for big impact and connecting ideas, funding and people to ignite a better future for a world of 9 billion.
Today we live in an era of boundless possibilities, and with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals there is global agreement to act. Global thinking can have local impact – what we call the ‘glocal’ approach. 9 Billion Lives is a new not-for-profit organization focused on combining positive thinking, rigorous analysis and thoughtful action to unleash bold solutions for a planet with 9 billion people.
If the entire world lived like today’s average American, it’s estimated we would need 5 planets to provide for 9 billion people.
9 Billion Lives asks: “Where can breakthroughs occur to enable a dignified life for 9 billion people?”
Spark Impactful Action
Our 9 Billion Vision inspires hope while our lens relentlessly asks ‘how can we create meaningful change for a planet with 9 billion people?’ No matter who, no matter where.
Harness the Collective
We use unconventional thinking and tap into the diverse global mind to cross-pollinate ideas. Collaboration is key to our community. At our core, we’re about BIG change. No tinkerers allowed.
Our Insight Intelligence identifies the bold actions already underway, searches for opportunities to accelerate them, and systematically assesses the best pathways for true large-scale impact that will close the gaps.
Drones are delivering critical medical supplies to rural areas in Rwanda.
9 Billion Lives asks: “How can existing technologies be used to significantly impact the greater good?”
The 9BL team is group of believers, solutioneers and provocateurs that have:
The time to act is now. In the next 40 years we’ll need to produce as much food as we have in the last 10,000.
9 Billion Lives asks: “What other new innovations can deliver high-impact solutions to the world’s greatest challenges?”
Help us spread the word and identify the practical high impact pathways to propel big, positive, glocal change for 9 billion people. Connect with us to discuss how you can create a legacy of long-lasting impact, or to become part of our collaborative community tackling our Insight Intelligence work.
You can make a difference.