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2022 Ray of Hope Prize Winners Offer Biomimetic Solutions to Fresh Food Waste, Surface Finishing
2022 Ray of Hope Prize Winners Offer Biomimetic Solutions to Fresh Food Waste, Surface Finishing

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The Biomimicry Institute has chosen India’s GreenPod Labs and Germany’s Fusion Bionic as 2022’s top biomimicry startups, from a pool of over 200 applicants from 54 countries.

Corporate-University Partnerships Support the Next Generation in Creating a Circular Future
Corporate-University Partnerships Support the Next Generation in Creating a Circular Future

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - Recognizing the value of education both as a strategic initiative for preparing future brand employees and as an opportunity to help shape a more sustainable value chain.

IBM Collaborates to Accelerate Clean Energy Transition for Vulnerable Populations Around the World
IBM Collaborates to Accelerate Clean Energy Transition for Vulnerable Populations Around the World

CLEANTECH - The second cohort of the IBM Sustainability Accelerator comprises five organizations helping marginalized communities get just and equitable access to sustainable energy resources around the world.

McCain Foods Enters the Metaverse with Regen Fries, Showing Potential of ‘Farms of the Future’
McCain Foods Enters the Metaverse with Regen Fries, Showing Potential of ‘Farms of the Future’

MARKETING AND COMMS - Through collaborations with Roblox and the first NFT-themed restaurant, Bored & Hungry, McCain is providing a fun way to help younger audiences understand the problems with conventional farming and the benefits of regenerative practices.

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This Aquatic Robot Is Making a Meal Out of Marine Waste
This Aquatic Robot Is Making a Meal Out of Marine Waste

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - RanMarine has created the world’s first autonomous marine robot. Utilizing drone technology, it can collect up to 500 kg of plastic waste and destructive biomass each day, harmoniously clearing up and monitoring our waters.

Accelerating Circularity Requires Creating a Viable Marketplace for Advanced Recycling
Accelerating Circularity Requires Creating a Viable Marketplace for Advanced Recycling

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - A circular plastics supply chain is still in its infancy. So, how do we work together to create a viable marketplace for advanced recycling to thrive? Here are a few strategies and approaches that show early promise.

These Are a Few of Our Favorite Innovators Creating Healthier Products, Lifestyles, Communities, Supply Chains
These Are a Few of Our Favorite Innovators Creating Healthier Products, Lifestyles, Communities, Supply Chains

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - This week at SB’22 San Diego, over 1K sustainability practitioners have converged to share insights, tools, inspiration and opportunities for collaboration with the goal of building a regenerative future for all. Here, we hear highlights from our day three keynotes, which featured pioneers disrupting and upleveling a variety of industries.

Connected Products Platform Illuminates ‘Soul’ of Garments by Improving Supply Chain Visibility
Connected Products Platform Illuminates ‘Soul’ of Garments by Improving Supply Chain Visibility

SUPPLY CHAIN - By enabling raw material traceability at scale, Avery Dennison’s atma.io helps brands account for varying environmental footprints through more granular supply chain data, and empowers consumers to hold brands accountable to their sustainability promises.

E-Waste No More: Fairphone and Framework Show a Better Way Forward for Personal Electronics
E-Waste No More: Fairphone and Framework Show a Better Way Forward for Personal Electronics

WASTE NOT - Recycling, circular industry partnerships and marketplaces for refurbished devices are growing in popularity, but they won’t be a match for the tech industry’s throwaway approach anytime soon. But some smaller, more intrepid brands are proving the validity and demand for longer-lasting, easy-to-repair electronics.

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Innovation and Data Driving Sustainability in US Cotton Industry
Innovation and Data Driving Sustainability in US Cotton Industry

SUPPLY CHAIN - As pressures mount to make fashion more sustainable, brands, retailers, policymakers and industry leaders are all seeking assistance and assurances that global supply chains are using verified data and technology to improve the industry's footprint.

4 Ways the Commercial Real Estate Industry Can Help Address Water Scarcity
4 Ways the Commercial Real Estate Industry Can Help Address Water Scarcity

CLEANTECH - Commercial real estate is the second-largest consumer of publicly supplied water in the US. Imagine if we came together to tackle this problem head on! Here are four recommendations for how property managers and building owners can lead the way.

Trending: Carbon-Capture Innovators Continue Paving Path to Climate-Beneficial Future
Trending: Carbon-Capture Innovators Continue Paving Path to Climate-Beneficial Future

CLEANTECH - 2 startups at the forefront of the carbon-capture space, Air Company and LanzaTech, continue to expand their portfolio of carbon-negative products and groundbreaking brand partnerships that will ensure global proliferation of their technologies.

This Company Is Sowing the Seeds for a Scalable Regenerative Ag Revolution
This Company Is Sowing the Seeds for a Scalable Regenerative Ag Revolution

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Regrow’s climate-smart digital platform is making regenerative farming accessible and scalable for scientists, farm advisors, growers and conservationists, while pushing food giants toward their net-zero goals.

Carbon Trust Teams Up with Tech Giants to Tackle Climate Impact of Connected Devices
Carbon Trust Teams Up with Tech Giants to Tackle Climate Impact of Connected Devices

COLLABORATION - The group will develop the industry’s first specification for measuring, accounting for and decarbonizing the emissions associated with consumer use of connected devices.

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Moonshot Disability Accelerator Fund on Mission to Close the Disability Wealth Gap
Moonshot Disability Accelerator Fund on Mission to Close the Disability Wealth Gap

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - It will begin by funding 10 global accelerators working with early-stage entrepreneurs innovating at the intersection of disability and technology.

In Our Water- and Climate-Stressed World, There’s No Excuse for Wastewater Going to Waste
In Our Water- and Climate-Stressed World, There’s No Excuse for Wastewater Going to Waste

CLEANTECH - Globally, 80% of wastewater is discharged into local environments with minimal or no treatment — water that could be recycled and reused. California-based startup Aquacycl's waste-to-energy solution protects water resources while helping companies reduce costs.

Team of Scientists Unveil Space-Tech Platform That Tracks Carbon in Every Tree
Team of Scientists Unveil Space-Tech Platform That Tracks Carbon in Every Tree

NEW METRICS - CTREES’ global dataset provides a nearly real-time picture of the carbon implications of forest conservation and restoration at the local, national and global level — ensuring results from efforts to reach global climate targets can be accurately reported.

Enhanced Biodegradation Technology Could Significantly Reduce Clothing Impact at the Landfill
Enhanced Biodegradation Technology Could Significantly Reduce Clothing Impact at the Landfill

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - 37.5 Technology is offering brand partners a new additive that greatly improves and expedites the biodegradability of textiles, for free — to encourage broader industry adoption and help eliminate one of our biggest polluters.

Aleph Farms Joins AIM for Climate with $40M Investment to Advance Cellular Agriculture
Aleph Farms Joins AIM for Climate with $40M Investment to Advance Cellular Agriculture

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Cellular ag technologies address two of the initiative’s four focal areas of innovation for 2022; they could be a key tool for reducing food’s environmental impact and enabling greater food security.

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This Startup Is Enhancing the Ocean’s Ability to Store Carbon, Reversing Acidification
This Startup Is Enhancing the Ocean’s Ability to Store Carbon, Reversing Acidification

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Ebb Carbon’s pioneering carbon-removal technology combines with electrochemistry to accelerate the ocean's natural process of carbon removal, safely storing it for 10,000+ years, whilst simultaneously reducing ocean acidity — helping heal one of our strongest assets in the climate change fight.

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