We work to empower marginalized voices by leveraging blockchain technology.
Social Impact at ConsenSys is a collective of Mesh efforts to make the world a better place. Our mission is to act upon opportunities that enable and leverage the exponential impact of blockchain technology to address critical social and environmental challenges. We activate the capabilities of ConsenSys and the Ethereum community to educate, advise, and assist NGOs, social entrepreneurs, impact investors, and other impact-focused entities in pursuing global Sustainable Development Goals.
Our vision is a system of well-tested, accessible, and sustainable blockchain-based solutions to help remove the global community’s largest hurdles and help solve the world’s most pressing issues.
Change the world with Social Impact at ConsenSys.
What We Focus On
Partnering with NGOs, universities, governments, VCs, and corporates
Empowering marginalized communities by teaching about blockchain technology
Cash Assistance & Philanthropy
Blockchain-enabled cash assistance programming and philanthropy solutions
Identity & Accessibility
Leveraging Decentralized Identifiers & NGO methodology to provide digital identities
Supply Chain & Immutable Evidence
Tamper-proof evidence & transparent supply chains for worker wellness
Social Impact Assets
Carbon credit systems, recyclable markets, collateralized loans, & inclusive fintech
Social Impact Case Studies
Hala Systems: Saving lives and documenting war crimes in Syria
Blockchain for Armed Conflict. An initiative that pinpoints the location of impending airstrikes, alerts citizens to evacuate and records immutable evidence that identifies the perpetrators of attacks.
Project Unblocked Cash: Revolutionizing humanitarian cash transfers in Vanuatu
Blockchain for Social Impact. An Ethereum-based Cash and Voucher Assistance humanitarian solution enabling more speed, efficiency, and transparency in financial aid for disaster relief.
Project Bifrost: Bringing speed, transparency, and cost savings to crisis aid distribution
Blockchain for Social Impact. A collaboration between ConsenSys Social Impact, MakerDAO, and Dether to expedite and reduce the cost of delivering cash on the ground in crisis areas.
Bait to Plate: Revolutionizing end-to-end supply chain management
Blockchain for Supply Chain. An initiative by WWF, TraSeable, SeaQuest, and ConsenSys that tracks seafood from vessel to supermarket to stamp out illegal fishing and human rights abuses in the Pacific Islands’ tuna industry.
Impactio: Realizing the UN's Sustainable Development Goals by 2030
Blockchain for Social Impact. A partnership between Panda Labs and ConsenSys, bringing together project leaders, subject matter experts, and funders to make high impact, SDG-focused, projects happen.
Bounties for Basura: Combatting plastic pollution in the Philippines
Blockchain for Social Impact. An initiative by the Bounties Network, Coin.ph, and ConsenSys to incentivize individuals to clean up a polluted shoreline in exchange for digital payments.
Luxarity: Tackling unsustainable consumption practices in luxury retail
Blockchain for Sustainable Fashion and Retail. An initiative by Lane Crawford Joyce Group and ConsenSys to recycle luxury goods, collect donations, and educate buyers about sustainable consumption with the support of blockchain technology.
Worker Wellness: Improving factory conditions in Mexico
Blockchain for Social Impact. A collaboration between Harvard, Levi’s, and ConsenSys to augment outside audits of factory health and safety with secure blockchain-based self-reporting by workers.
Black Girls CODE: Bringing diversity to Ethereum development
Blockchain for Social Impact. An initiative by Black Girls Code and ConsenSys aiming to increase the number of women of color working in tech and STEM industries with the first training program focused specifically on blockchain technology.
UNICEF Innovation’s Boost Token: Introducing positive action token projects
Blockchain for Social Impact. An initiative by UNICEF, the Bounties Network, and ConsenSys to incentivize individual contributions to improving communities locally and globally with digital public acknowledgement of positive actions.
Devcon Scholars Program: Broadening access to the Ethereum ecosystem
Blockchain for Social Impact. An initiative by UNICEF Innovation, ConsenSys, and the Ethereum Foundation to provide an opportunity for individuals from underserved communities or developing areas to attend the largest annual gathering in the Ethereum ecosystem.
Learn more about Social Impact at ConsenSys
- New AmericaNew America, ConsenSys, and Harvard Awarded Federal Grant to Build Blockchain-Powered System to Track Health and Well-being of Factory Workers
- ForbesConsenSys Partners With Black Girls Code For National Blockchain Training Program
- Style MagazineLane Crawford pop-up Luxarity: where blockchain technology meets vintage fashion
- Impact AlphaCan blockchain play matchmaker in financing the U.N. Global Goals?
- CoindeskOxfam Trials Delivery of Disaster Relief Using Ethereum Stablecoin DAI
- BBC FutureA simple online system that could end plastic pollution