New data findings strengthen the case for shared, actionable frameworks on Responsible Innovation.
The decisions companies, founders, and investors make today will have vast, long-lasting implications on society – for better or for worse.
Responsible Innovation Labs was set up to help companies tackle this challenge. Our hypothesis is that a clear set of standards for responsible company building is required to ensure the consequences and outcomes of innovation are intentional, impactful, inclusive, and enduring.
To that end, we listened carefully to a broad set of people and commissioned research to better understand stakeholder opinions and inform our work moving forward.
We’re excited to share our findings more broadly and welcome feedback on the information we’ve captured, the people we’ve spoken with, and any other ideas that might strengthen our process going forward.
Many respondents believe that investors should be held accountable for the negative, unintended consequences of their investments
There's a widespread belief that founders can focus equally on financial and societal returns and will be evaluated based on their company's societal impact
Employees are becoming a critical force in shaping corporate decision-making and influencing companies to prioritize societal impact
To begin, we understood that we needed to listen carefully to a broad set of people, that is why RI Labs commissioned research to better understand stakeholder opinions. This research is intended to measure the tech industry’s progress toward creating widely accepted standards of Responsible Innovation and a framework for stakeholders’ respective roles in creating a more responsible world.
This group includes leaders at tech companies, including Director, VP, and C-suite level and board members.
This group includes employees working at tech companies.
This group includes highly engaged members of the general public.