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2021’s 'World-Changing Ideas' Cutting Waste and Emissions, Correcting Societal Imbalances
2021’s 'World-Changing Ideas' Cutting Waste and Emissions, Correcting Societal Imbalances

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - It’s that time of year again, when Fast Company calls out its favorite World-Changing Ideas. Here are a few of that we’re especially keen to keep an eye on.

A Path for Small Businesses to Achieve Climate Neutrality
A Path for Small Businesses to Achieve Climate Neutrality

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The climate crisis is waiting for no one; and the choices we make over the next few years will determine the world we create for ourselves and for future generations. We can and must succeed — and SMEs have a critical role in ensuring that we do.

Anheuser-Busch Revitalizes St. Louis Community, Spent Barley with New Production Facility
Anheuser-Busch Revitalizes St. Louis Community, Spent Barley with New Production Facility

THE NEXT ECONOMY - As part of a recently announced $1B planned investment across the US, a new production facility that repurposes spent grain will create jobs and further the brewer’s commitments to sustainability and the St. Louis Community.

Trending: Virgin, Aspiration Incentivize Sustainable Spending
Trending: Virgin, Aspiration Incentivize Sustainable Spending

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Virgin Money’s sustainability-linked loans will reduce finance costs for businesses that proactively help the transition to a more sustainable economy; and Aspiration’s new credit card will enable consumers to work toward a ‘zero’ carbon footprint.

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How AI Is Enabling Smarter, Scalable, Sustainable Water Solutions
How AI Is Enabling Smarter, Scalable, Sustainable Water Solutions

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - What if artificial intelligence could be help solve some of the world’s most pressing social and environmental challenges, such as water access? That is what DataRobot is trying to enable through its AI For Good program.

SB’21 Asia-Pacific: In Asia, the Time for a Sustainable Recovery Is Now
SB’21 Asia-Pacific: In Asia, the Time for a Sustainable Recovery Is Now

THE NEXT ECONOMY - In many parts of Asia, COVID-19 is relatively under control; and the focus is on recovery. How the region responds, and how much companies push for a sustainable post-pandemic economy could influence the entire world, due to Asia’s place as the global driver of innovation and change.

Milwaukee Startup Helping Small African Farms Turn Waste into Livelihoods
Milwaukee Startup Helping Small African Farms Turn Waste into Livelihoods

WASTE NOT - Agricycle wants to address poverty and put a dent in global food waste. So far, it has created nearly 7,000 livelihoods in Africa and diverted 177 tons of food waste — and counting.

To Be an Anti-Racist Brand: Start by Being Aware, Additive and Alive
To Be an Anti-Racist Brand: Start by Being Aware, Additive and Alive

WALKING THE TALK - The next frontier of sustainability is regeneration — building brands that actively restore and renew a system. And that’s as true for our systems that continue to allow racial injustice as for our environmental ecosystems.

Corporations Can Support BIPOC Communities by Putting Their Money to Work
Corporations Can Support BIPOC Communities by Putting Their Money to Work

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - It is critical to understand and address the intersectional links between access to affordable housing, education, job creation and improved public health; and we look forward to continuing our work with organizations that target their dollars towards these needs within the communities they seek to serve.

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Corporate-Backed Tech Accelerator's Innovation Ecosystem to Foster Climate Solutions
Corporate-Backed Tech Accelerator's Innovation Ecosystem to Foster Climate Solutions

CLEANTECH - Backed by 9 corporate giants representing $3T in market cap and 9 investor partners with $2B in assets, the D3 tech accelerator will help commercialize and scale an inaugural cohort of almost 50 climate-innovation startups.

How Saas Startups Are Reshaping Social Equality in Tech
How Saas Startups Are Reshaping Social Equality in Tech

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - The tech sector can, and should, be the leader at showcasing the advantages of diversity. In many ways, we are all limited by the tools that we use. The cloud is enabling companies to overcome many barriers that were, until recently, impenetrable. 

This Cidery Is Restoring Biodiversity While Reviving Traditional Cider-Making
This Cidery Is Restoring Biodiversity While Reviving Traditional Cider-Making

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - By reviving traditional meadow orchards in its native Luxembourg, where much of the cider industry had died and fruit was going to waste, carbon-negative Ramborn Cider Co. has set about reversing the loss of biodiversity in the region.

Why Wait for Regulation — Instead of Doing Better Now?
Why Wait for Regulation — Instead of Doing Better Now?

BUSINESS CASE - Corporations are afraid of their costs rising — shareholder interests demand a high return on investment in order for companies to remain profitable and competitive. But it simply will not remain viable to be a corporation that doesn’t address its impact on the environment.

Growing the Market with Averted Plastic
Growing the Market with Averted Plastic

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - “Averted Plastic” encompasses any mismanaged plastic waste. Oceanworks has expanded its marketplace to include this material — incentivizing entrepreneurs worldwide to divert all plastic waste into economical recycling programs.

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Back to the Roots Fills Growing Need for Organic, 100% US-Grown Seeds
Back to the Roots Fills Growing Need for Organic, 100% US-Grown Seeds

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The food and gardening startup furthers its mission to “undo food” with the release of organic, non-GMO, domestically grown seeds for 92 varieties of fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers — in packaging made of 100% recyclable materials.

Kimberly-Clark, Kotex to Mentor Startups Focused on Women’s Health, Access to Sanitation
Kimberly-Clark, Kotex to Mentor Startups Focused on Women’s Health, Access to Sanitation

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The Toilet Board Coalition’s Women in the Sanitation Economy Innovation Lab has chosen five women-led, early-stage startups focused on women’s reproductive health and hygiene; and improving access to safe, sustainable sanitation options in underserved areas.

How to Scale Your Sustainable Business: 5 Learnings from the Dutch Startup Ecosystem
How to Scale Your Sustainable Business: 5 Learnings from the Dutch Startup Ecosystem

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Here are five lessons from the fastest-growing startup ecosystem in Europe, that will be useful for founders everywhere looking to make a difference.

New Lending Industry Alliance to Bolster Underserved Communities
New Lending Industry Alliance to Bolster Underserved Communities

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Two longtime players in small-business lending and empowering low-income communities are joining forces to scale up equitable wealth creation in communities of color.

Young Innovators Compete on Ideas to Build Back Better in Latin America
Young Innovators Compete on Ideas to Build Back Better in Latin America

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - UNEP’s Innovation for Sustainable Lifestyles Competition sees college-level entrepreneurs developing solutions in the areas of transportation, building and food to help the region rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Impact Investing Grows, But There’s Still a Long Road to Financial Inclusion
Impact Investing Grows, But There’s Still a Long Road to Financial Inclusion

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - More funds and firms are targeting financially underserved communities, but the impact investing movement and government funding need to be more accessible and intentional to address systemic inequalities and racial disparities in investing.

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