Our purpose compels us to pursue solutions to complex global challenges.

With diverse businesses active around the world, we are in a unique position to help people live and thrive now and into the future.

How do we feed the world sustainably?

The world needs to double its food production over the next 30 years to feed our growing populations, all while navigating the escalating effects of climate change. Farms of all sizes need more efficient practices, better tools, and more technology. Rather than expanding farms, how can we dramatically improve yields from the land we’re already farming?

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How can we better manage our water systems?

By 2025, an estimated 1.8 billion people will live in areas plagued by water scarcity, with two-thirds of the world's population living in water-stressed regions. Combating this trend requires innovation on every front. How can we collect, move, and recycle water more efficiently and more cost effectively?

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How do we make cities more livable, lovable, and resilient?

By 2050, no less than 68% of the global population is expected to live in cities, yet many cities are already strained at our current rate of 55%. Infrastructure doesn’t just need to be modernized, it needs to be equipped to serve more people and more volatility. We can’t pause population growth, so how can we advance infrastructures without grinding development to a halt?

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How do we connect and empower communities with data?

More than 40% of the global population still lacks internet access, and even more lack access to high-speed connections. Every community deserves equal access to knowledge, education, and the data that fuels better lives. What does it take to connect more of the world and equip every city with the infrastructure that can serve their future data needs?

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Can health and well-being be made more accessible?

Communities on every continent continue to need safer, more affordable access to life-saving medicine. One crucial tool in that effort is material science that can improve how we store, deliver, and administer various forms of healing. How can every company take greater responsibility in making health and well-being more available—to their employees and to people everywhere?

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How do we push beyond sustainability to regeneration?

From production practices to the products and services themselves—what we all do and make needs to help the environment, not just hurt it less. It’s a huge challenge that starts with looking in the mirror, asking hard questions, and making big changes. How do we serve customers in ways that actively help the planet and leaves things better than we found them?

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