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tech for good award

The tech for good award was created last year, by popular demand, to recognise non-financial contributions to society, through the use of technology. The vast quantity of nominations, and their incredible calibre, was proof that the creation of this award was essential due to the way digital transformation is enabling us to rethink solving complex social problems.

The winner of this award will be an organisation that has harnessed the power of technology to deliver significant beneficial social, cultural and/or environmental outcomes. Our shortlisted companies are all outstanding examples of companies who are efficiently and effectively using tech for good.

They are;


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Code First: Girls

Code First Girls is a social enterprise, whose main aim is to help increase the number of women into tech. Its impressive client and partner base includes Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, KKR, Level 39, Goldman Sachs, Google's Campus, The Guardian, Twitter, OVH and Trainline among others.
    
The group has delivered over £6m of free coding education in the past 4 years, and as part of its 2020 campaign will have taught 20,000 women to code for free by the end of this year.


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Internet Watch Foundation (IWF)

The purpose of IWF is to make the internet a safer place. The group works on the very front line of the fight against child sexual abuse, working tirelessly to eradicate cruel imagery of children’s suffering from the internet.

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse hailed IWF’s work as a ‘genuine success story’ and Facebook has commended the ‘invaluable’ support and expertise that IWF provides.


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Kooth plc

Kooth is a digital mental health provider to the NHS for children and young people aged 10-25 years old, that provides a broad range of therapeutic tools and interventions. Its online platform provides self-help tools and content, community for peer-to-peer support and professional counselling.
 
The group listed on AIM at the beginning of September, with an initial market cap of £66m; at a time when London listings are few and far between, this is a  significant achievement.


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Twinkl Ltd

The idea for Twinkl came when the founder of the business was working as an Early Years teacher and couldn’t find the resources needed to support her lessons online. The group’s mission is simply to help those who teach. Ten years on, Twinkl supports educators globally, with over 8.2m sign-ups, to provide innovative solutions to enhance the learning experiences of children worldwide.

In March, at the start of lockdown, Twinkl offered free access to its resources and created a bespoke learning hub to help teachers, parents and carers to prepare for and conduct home learning as schools across the globe closed as a result of the coronavirus.

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