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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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. 

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.

Meet 5 More Disruptors That Could Transform Fashion as We Know It
Meet 5 More Disruptors That Could Transform Fashion as We Know It

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The H&M Foundation has unveiled the latest crop of innovators to earn its Global Change Award. The five startups share a €1 million prize pot and will participate in the Foundation’s Innovation Acceleration Program.

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Teach a Man to Fish: Why Some Travel Companies Support Microfinance
Teach a Man to Fish: Why Some Travel Companies Support Microfinance

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - While sustainable tourism offerings are increasing along with traveler interest in giving back to the communities that they visit, most operators support local organizations through donations. But a growing wave are opting for microfinance to create larger, lasting impacts for more people.

Trending: Food Startups Find Creative Ways to Release Products Without Expo West
Trending: Food Startups Find Creative Ways to Release Products Without Expo West

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Necessity is the mother of invention. That’s what led many entrepreneurs to create their product or service innovations in the first place — and that adage is definitely in play as businesses large and small are forced to pivot, almost daily, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold.

250+ Craft Brewers Join Brewgooder’s #DrinkBeerGiveWater Movement for World Water Day
250+ Craft Brewers Join Brewgooder’s #DrinkBeerGiveWater Movement for World Water Day

COLLABORATION - This World Water Day (March 22), over 250 craft brewers from around the world will launch unique brews, proceeds benefitting The Brewgooder Foundation and its sustainable development projects across Malawi.

Microsoft, Danone Partner to Advance AI-Based Sustainable Food Solutions
Microsoft, Danone Partner to Advance AI-Based Sustainable Food Solutions

COLLABORATION - The companies will jointly support funded European startups with artificial intelligence-based solutions for sustainable food and regenerative agricluture in a three-month accelerator.

Biomimicry Institute Seeks Nature-Inspired Innovations for $100K Ray of Hope Prize®
Biomimicry Institute Seeks Nature-Inspired Innovations for $100K Ray of Hope Prize®

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The Ray of Hope Prize competition gives startups a chance to get their biomimetic innovations to market; entrepreneurs with nature-inspired design solutions for climate mitigation, carbon sequestration or the SDGs have until December 31 to apply.

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SB’19 Madrid Offers Tasting Menu of ‘Moonshot Thinking’ for the Future of Humankind
SB’19 Madrid Offers Tasting Menu of ‘Moonshot Thinking’ for the Future of Humankind

THE NEXT ECONOMY - At SB’19 Madrid last week, a diverse array of innovators in various fields demonstrated the notion that asking the right questions and being willing to use imagination to find solutions to the climate crisis and other pressing global issues can turn a Moonshot into reality.

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