Building a social stock exchange for social work

A market for early-stage startups


For Impact Investors

We build a social stock exchange to capture social return on investment (SROI).

Soon, you will be able to find social impact uses-cases for AI, AR/VR, VUI, automation, IoT, and blockchain technology here from early-stage tech startups, especially those working on the UN SDGs, like SDG 1 (No poverty), SDG 3 (Good health and well-being), and SDG 10 (Reduced inequalities).


Special Projects

Promoting UN SDG implementation is an important strategy for advancing the Grand Challenges of social work. Special projects deepen our engagement in the social welfare use-cases of emerging technologies and to support investment in tech innovation in the social sector. As the lead of a team in the Climate Chain Coalition, for example, we have a technical workgroup exploring how blockchain technology could more effectively address the social welfare dimension of UN SDG implementation.


We enable you to invest in tech startups that solve intractable social problems

In January 2016, the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare launched the 12 Grand Challenges (GCs) of Social Work to “improve individual and family well-being, strengthen the social fabric, and create a more just society” within a decade.

GC 1 - Ensure healthy development for all youth

GC 2 - Close the health gap

GC 3 - Stop family violence

GC 4 - Advance long and productive lives

GC 5 - Eradicate social isolation

GC 6 - End homelessness

GC 7 - Create social responses to a changing environment

GC 8 - Harness technology for social good

GC 9 - Promote smart decarceration

GC 10 - Reduce extreme economic inequality

GC 11 - Build financial capability for all

GC 12 - Achieve equal opportunity and justice


At CYPHER X, we decipher how to use SROI as a tool to address the social welfare dimension of UN SDG implementation and the transition to a low-emission economy.

Thank you for your support! Please note that Special Service for Groups (SSG), our nonprofit sponsor, manages all donations.

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Let’s pair impact with wealth in serving humanity