Gartner Research

How to Use Data for Good to Impact Society

Published: 29 June 2018

ID: G00355735

Analyst(s): Lydia Clougherty Jones , Cindi Howson , Carlie Idoine , Mark Beyer

Summary

Data can be used for the good of society, but private- and public-sector firms, nonprofits and NGOs still lack analytics resources and expertise. Data and analytics leaders must cross traditional boundaries to use data for good, to better compete for limited talent, and to foster an ethical culture.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Participate in Community Events to Collaborate on Data-for-Good Projects
    • Case Studies
  • Leverage Free Resources (People, Software, Technology, Data) From Vendors and Organizations That Support Data for Good
    • Case Studies
  • Allow Data and Analytics Experts to Spend Time on Philanthropic Initiatives, and Use This Benefit as a Differentiator in Recruiting and Skills Enhancement
    • Case Study
  • Evaluate Commercial Internal and External Data to Assess Its Usefulness for Social Purpose, While Also Adhering to Privacy Obligations
    • Case Studies

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