In 2014, we founded the Institute for Development Impact to improve development practice. Over the past five years, our group has worked across the globe, building bold partnerships to catalyze positive social and environmental impact through systems thinking and an unwavering commitment to data-driven decision-making.
As we have grown, our identity as a company has rightly evolved. Recognizing how analytical tools used so often in international development could be effectively applied to sustainability efforts by the private sector, I4DI sought to expand our footprint among progressive businesses. We now regularly partner with private sector clients to strategize and strengthen their corporate sustainability plans, monitor the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) criteria affecting their supply chains and overall financial health, and facilitate cross-sectoral partnerships for shared risk, resources, and reward.
From the beginning, we have also been intentional in weaving technology into the fabric of I4DI. Understanding that tech can be leveraged to improve the effectiveness of global sustainability practices, I4DI has made a home for itself at the strategic intersection between Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) and tech for social impact. We are particularly proud of our advancements in interactive data visualizations, our newly unveiled suite of Zen-O products for project management, consultant management, and e-learning, and our current groundbreaking work in Cambodia developing a civic tech application for improved waste management. The journey was long to teach technical folks about M&E, and M&E folks about technology, but we made the investment, and it was certainly worth it.
In celebration of this road we have traveled, and in looking forward to the adventures that await, we are pleased to introduce our new brand identity. With this refreshed look and a clearer articulation of what we can offer, we believe we are better representing the I4DI of today. The I4DI that is constantly seeking ways to do things better, smarter, and more effectively than we did them yesterday. And while we reflect on our history, and take this next definitive step into a new era of I4DI, know that who we are at our core, a team committed to the well-being of all life on this planet, will never change. Please join us in this special moment to explore our new website and learn more about what ignites our passions.