The Future Investment Initiative (FII) Institute, a global non-profit foundation, held various summits and introduced initiatives in 2021.
- The AI for Good Global Summit 2021 was one of the initiatives. The summit aimed to identify practical applications of AI that could accelerate progress toward the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The ITU, a UN agency, organized the summit and co-convened with XPRIZE Foundation, ACM, and other sister UN agencies. This summit was the fourth of its kind, and it featured keynotes, panel discussions, and presentations to focus on the theme of 'AI for advancing the SDGs.'
- The FII Institute also organized the FII Institute 4th Annual Forum. The forum was a hybrid event held under the theme "The Neo-Renaissance: Mobilizing ESG for a Sustainable Future." It was a two-day program with keynote speeches, panel discussions, and investment presentations. The forum focused on ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) factors and their role in achieving sustainable economic growth.
- In 2021, the FII Institute also launched the PRIORITY Report (Program of Research, Ideas, and Opportunities to Revolutionize the Impact of Technology on Youth). The report, published in association with UNICEF and the Global Governance of AI Forum, focused on understanding the impact of AI and other frontier technologies on the well-being of young people.
- The FII Institute continued its collaboration with the UN Development Programme (UNDP) to highlight the role of investment in achieving the SDGs. The collaboration sought to shape a new global architecture for impact investing.
- The FII Institute launched an interactive digital platform to connect global leaders, industry experts, academics, and investors. This platform aimed to provide a space for innovative ideas and solutions for the global economy.
In summary, in 2021, the FII Institute focused on promoting AI for good, ESG for sustainable economic growth, the impact of AI and frontier technologies on youth, impact investing for achieving SDGs and creating a platform for global discussion and collaboration.