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Norwegian Startup Lighting the Way for Sea Change in Renewable Energy Solutions
Norwegian Startup Lighting the Way for Sea Change in Renewable Energy Solutions

CLEANTECH - Sunlit Sea’s prefabricated, floating solar panels optimize longevity, power production and safety, whilst taking a fraction of the time and cost to install.

Rise in ‘Balance Sheet Activism’ Swells CNote’s Community Investment Platform to $300M
Rise in ‘Balance Sheet Activism’ Swells CNote’s Community Investment Platform to $300M

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Apple, Netflix, Xylem and others are putting corporate cash to work in financially underserved communities by moving money to CDFIs, LID credit unions and MDIs throughout the US.

Tattersall Distilling Offers Proof of Concept for Locally Produced, Circular Spirits at Scale
Tattersall Distilling Offers Proof of Concept for Locally Produced, Circular Spirits at Scale

WASTE NOT - The microdistiller not only sources grains, fruit and materials from local suppliers — it repurposes as many byproducts of the distilling process as possible, in what’s likely one of the most scalable examples of circularity so far in the spirits business.

Meet StoreDot: The Startup That Used Neuroscience to Revolutionize EV Batteries
Meet StoreDot: The Startup That Used Neuroscience to Revolutionize EV Batteries

CLEANTECH - Thanks to a unique, interdisciplinary approach to addressing ‘range anxiety’ due to limited battery life, the Israeli startup has reinvented the EV battery with a breakthrough that could finally leapfrog EVs into the mainstream.

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Tesco, WWF Tapping Sustainable Food Startups to Fast-Track Supply Chain Innovations
Tesco, WWF Tapping Sustainable Food Startups to Fast-Track Supply Chain Innovations

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The Innovation Connections accelerator program aims to fast-track vital food system innovations; Tesco is also calling on the UK government to help accelerate scale-up of late-stage innovations in food supply chains.

Benefits for Local Communities Shape Offerings for Regionally Focused Travel Companies
Benefits for Local Communities Shape Offerings for Regionally Focused Travel Companies

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Focusing resources beyond popular attractions, and a personal sense of pride and care for a place and its people, creates the conditions for well-supported communities. Because of this, regionally focused travel companies are uniquely situated to ensure tourism creates positive ripple effects where they operate.

Trending: Luxury Carmakers Accelerate Sustainability Ambitions
Trending: Luxury Carmakers Accelerate Sustainability Ambitions

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Two of the UK’s most iconic names in luxury cars — Aston Martin and Jaguar Land Rover — are building on their efforts to ensure they’re soon known as much for being sustainable as they are sleek and stylish.

The Humble Crab Shell Could Upend a Variety of Polluting Industries — Starting with Wastewater
The Humble Crab Shell Could Upend a Variety of Polluting Industries — Starting with Wastewater

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Washington-based startup Tidal Vision upcycles discarded crab shells to produce chitosan — a positively charged biopolymer with myriad applications in sustainable water treatment, textile production, agriculture and more.

40 Acre Co-Op Sowing Seeds for Financially Sustainable Future for Black Farmers
40 Acre Co-Op Sowing Seeds for Financially Sustainable Future for Black Farmers

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - The first national Black farmer co-op since the Reconstruction era is on a mission to revive and support Black farmers — which have dwindled to a mere 1.4% of farmers in the US — and cultivate a national network of growers of regeneratively farmed hemp.

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New B Corp Maker’s Mark Leading US Spirits Industry’s Slow Shift to Sustainability
New B Corp Maker’s Mark Leading US Spirits Industry’s Slow Shift to Sustainability

THE NEXT ECONOMY - In January, Maker’s Mark became the world’s largest distillery to earn B Corp certification — a significant milestone for the broader industry, as well as a sustainability benchmark for Kentucky’s thriving 'Bourbon Country.'

Why Restaurants Overusing Their Fry Oil Are ‘Fresh’ Out of Excuses
Why Restaurants Overusing Their Fry Oil Are ‘Fresh’ Out of Excuses

WASTE NOT - Who knew that overused fry oil represented such an untapped health and sustainability market opportunity? FreshFry CEO Jeremiah Chapman breaks it down.

Startups Continue to Cultivate Alternative, Animal-Free Food Offerings
Startups Continue to Cultivate Alternative, Animal-Free Food Offerings

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Singapore-based Karana and Montreal-based Opalia both have the potential to lead the growing markets for lower-impact, cruelty-free food options.

Aleph Farms Reveals Plan to Replace the Whole Cow as Alternative to Intensive Cattle Farming
Aleph Farms Reveals Plan to Replace the Whole Cow as Alternative to Intensive Cattle Farming

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Bringing to market cell-cultured collagen is the company's next step in a system-based approach to providing a sustainable alternative to complex animal agriculture.

Transparency and Traceability Must Drive Sustainable Fashion
Transparency and Traceability Must Drive Sustainable Fashion

SUPPLY CHAIN - Traceability is the foundation upon which we can truly revolutionize the fashion industry, revealing the actual costs of products and ensuring that the wealth generated from production gets redistributed more fairly.

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Visa Commits $100M to Help Minority Depository Institutions Drive Economic Mobility
Visa Commits $100M to Help Minority Depository Institutions Drive Economic Mobility

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - MDIs are trusted providers for communities of color and include some of the oldest minority-owned US banks; they play a unique role in increasing access to financial services for underserved populations.

Kraft Heinz Not Company Out to Upend Industry with AI-Driven, Plant-Based Food Innovation
Kraft Heinz Not Company Out to Upend Industry with AI-Driven, Plant-Based Food Innovation

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - In partnering with TheNotCompany, Kraft Heinz aims to leverage its manufacturing and commercial capabilities, with the scale of some of its beloved global food brands, to reshape the food landscape and set a new standard for plant-based innovation.

Meet the Olive Oil Brand on a Mission to Reunify a War-Torn Country
Meet the Olive Oil Brand on a Mission to Reunify a War-Torn Country

WALKING THE TALK - Bringing new gravitas to the term, ‘purpose-driven,’ the team behind Colive is using their uniquely delicious olive oil to help end the civil unrest that has divided their native Cyprus since the 1970s — and exemplify the benefits of social entrepreneurship and peace through cooperation.

Umpqua Bank Offers $2M Infusion to Support Minority, Women Entrepreneurs
Umpqua Bank Offers $2M Infusion to Support Minority, Women Entrepreneurs

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Through a series of multi-year partnerships with business-focused nonprofits, Umpqua aims to close the opportunity gap in access to capital, resources, and expertise for traditionally underserved innovators.

Meet the Company Deconstructing Food Products to Reconstruct a More Resilient Food System
Meet the Company Deconstructing Food Products to Reconstruct a More Resilient Food System

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Journey Foods is on a mission to transform our food system, one product at a time. Its database of over 17B data points on millions of food products and ingredients is helping companies optimize the complete lifecycle of products, from ideation to market.

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14 Innovators Win Grants for Solutions Aimed at Sustainably ‘Seeding the Future’
14 Innovators Win Grants for Solutions Aimed at Sustainably ‘Seeding the Future’

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The startups and NGOs have won the inaugural Seeding the Future Global Food System Challenge, from the Institute of Food Technologists, aimed at scaling innovations that will help transform the food system.

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