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The purpose of digital solutions for sustainability is to harness the power of technology, data, and collaboration to create a more sustainable and resilient world, where environmental protection, social equity, and economic prosperity are harmoniously balanced. We see these as digital catalysts for good. This is why we create new digital and sustainable lighthouses and initiatives that lead the transformative way.

Digital solutions to support the sustainable transition

These solutions are designed to promote sustainable practices, minimize negative impacts on the planet, and create a more equitable and prosperous future for all. For us, the key purposes of digital solutions for sustainability are:

Key Challenges

Key Challenges

Promoting Circular Economy

Digital tools allow for real-time monitoring and control of resource consumption, such as energy, water, and materials. This facilitates optimised resource management, reduces waste, and enhances resource efficiency and reduces the need for new raw materials. Using digital solutions that foster supply chain transparency ensures ethical and sustainable sourcing, reduces the risk of environmental degradation, and promotes fair labor practices.

Key Challenges

Environmental Monitoring

Digital tools enable the continuous monitoring of environmental parameters, such as air and water quality, biodiversity, and climate conditions. This monitoring helps in early detection of issues and allows for timely responses to prevent or mitigate environmental damage.

Key Challenges

Behavioural Change & Awareness

Digital solutions raise awareness about sustainability issues and encourage individuals and businesses to adopt more sustainable behaviours. Apps, social media campaigns, and online platforms provide information and incentives for positive change.

Key Challenges

Collaboration & Networking

Digital platforms facilitate collaboration among stakeholders from various sectors, such as governments, businesses, academia, and civil society. This collaboration leads to the sharing of knowledge, best practices, and innovative ideas for sustainability. As a collective, we have the power to promote projects and initiatives that support the sustainable transformation.

Key Challenges

Eco-Friendly Design and Innovation

Digital innovation like simulations and modeling software aid in designing products, buildings, and infrastructure with lower environmental impacts. This encourages innovation in sustainable technologies and practices.

#Biodiversity Digital Academy 2023 Edition

With the #Biodiversity Digital Academy, digitalswitzerland facilitates important discussions on one of the most pressing issues related to climate change: the loss of biodiversity. Our ambition is, to be a relevant global partner providing acceleration for startups and scaleups in the field of biodiversity and digital solutions.


WISER is is a globally unique platform providing validation and tranlsation of climate data. Having better quality climate data is considered to be both a challenge and a key requirement for organizations to develop impactful climate strategies. In a broader perspective, the WISER consortium is planning the development of a commercially viable business model to support the long-term maintenance and future developments of this digital ecosystem. The aim is, to offer organizations credible and standardised reporting methodologies for climate emission factors, tailored to their business models, supply chains and industry needs.

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Don’t hesitate to contact us to find out more about our various programmes and activities.

Clara Wrede
Junior Project Manager eSustainability
Martin Kathriner
Sustainability Strategist
Phil Norris
Senior Manager Scaleup Enablement