CDG is an enthusiastic and committed supporter of charitable organisations looking to further their cause.
Byte Night is Action for Children’s biggest annual fundraiser; a national ‘sleep-out’ event. Each year, hundreds of like-minded people from the technology and business arena give up their beds for one night to help change the lives of vulnerable young people. It all began in 1998 when 30 individuals slept out in London and raised £35,000. Since then Byte Night has grown to 8 UK locations and over 1200 people slept out in 2015. Byte Night is one of the UK’s top 20 mass participation charity events and is the largest charity sleep-out having raised over £7.2m since the first event.
Fauna and Flora (FFI) is no stranger to innovation. As far back as the early 1900’s they were devising and applying innovative models of conservation which helped create some of the earliest protected areas in Africa, including South Africa’s Kruger National Park in 1926. FFI was also one of the earliest conservation organisations to electronically tag and track wildlife, and has helped rescue countless species from the verge of extinction, including the Arabian Oryx.
Conservation Labs is a new FFI initiative looking to explore the potential application of new technologies for global conservation. There remains considerable untapped potential, and a growing need for dedicated technical expertise to help the conservation community understand, adapt and deploy new and appropriate technologies in their work.