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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.

Meet the Food-Delivery Service That’s Actually Helping Restaurants ‘Fare’ During the Pandemic
Meet the Food-Delivery Service That’s Actually Helping Restaurants ‘Fare’ During the Pandemic

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Fare, a new food-delivery app, is building a more equitable model — one that fosters enhanced community cohesion and shared benefits, and doesn’t include restaurant-crippling fees.

Visa to Digitally Enable 50M Small Businesses, to Power Equitable Global Recovery
Visa to Digitally Enable 50M Small Businesses, to Power Equitable Global Recovery

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - A new range of initiatives from Visa aims to further support small business recovery from COVID, and equip them to keep up with increasing demand for e-commerce and digital payments; with $100k in grants earmarked for US-based, Black women-owned small businesses.

Sisters’ Social Enterprise Breaking the Cycle of Limited Personal Mobility in the UAE
Sisters’ Social Enterprise Breaking the Cycle of Limited Personal Mobility in the UAE

WASTE NOT - Meet Charicycles — the upcycled cycles that are helping improve mobility and air quality in Dubai, while improving the wellbeing and motivation of children in refugee camps.

‘Quality of Life’ Economists Reveal Planning Tool for Values-Driven Entrepreneurs
‘Quality of Life’ Economists Reveal Planning Tool for Values-Driven Entrepreneurs

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Happonomy’s Leap Model is a step-by-step plan that helps startups, businesses and organizations strengthen their foundations, evaluate resources and move ideas forward while staying true to their sustainability principles.

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Carbon-Negative Avocado Green Mattress Supports Dreams of Regeneration
Carbon-Negative Avocado Green Mattress Supports Dreams of Regeneration

SUPPLY CHAIN - As co-founder Mark Abrials explains, the company went from idealistic startup to carbon-negativity thanks to strategic partnerships, supplier co-ownership, and setting small but ambitious goals.

$50M Venture Fund Aims to Bolster Sustainability Innovations by Women, Minorities
$50M Venture Fund Aims to Bolster Sustainability Innovations by Women, Minorities

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - US-based CapStone Holdings has launched GameAbove Capital — a $50 million private venture fund focused on minority- and women-operated businesses offering sustainability-related products and services.

Trending: Startups Find Surprising Ways to Fuel Shift Away from Animal-Based Proteins
Trending: Startups Find Surprising Ways to Fuel Shift Away from Animal-Based Proteins

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Startups in Israel and Colorado are hitting the lab to reinvent dairy products and pet treats, respectively, without a single animal protein (as we know it) in sight.

Q&A: As Stakeholders Demand More from Business, B Corps Rise to the Occasion
Q&A: As Stakeholders Demand More from Business, B Corps Rise to the Occasion

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Here, Lisa Geason-Bauer, founder of Evolution Marketing, discusses the importance of diversity, inclusivity and employee engagement; as well as how B Corps are ideally placed to meet the rapidly changing needs of businesses today and in the future.

Upcycled Food Industry a Nascent Leader in Sustainability, Climate Solutions
Upcycled Food Industry a Nascent Leader in Sustainability, Climate Solutions

THE NEXT ECONOMY - A recent survey of members of the Upcycled Food Association revealed several interesting findings, which I think demonstrates the scale and game-changing potential of the upcycled food opportunity. 

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CaterCow Cares: The COVID-Sparked Pivot That Really Puts People Before Profit
CaterCow Cares: The COVID-Sparked Pivot That Really Puts People Before Profit

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - In what could end up being a swan song for the company, CaterCow has truly put altruism ahead of self-preservation during the ongoing pandemic.

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