Inveneo delivers the tools of technology – sustainable computing and broadband – to those who need it most in the developing world, transforming lives through better education, healthcare, economic opportunities and faster emergency relief.
Problem: Americans waste a shocking amount of food Solution: EcoScraps recycles America's food waste into premium quality compost, averting food from landfills while improving the quality of America's gardens.
Bike and Parks mission is to inspire people to ride bicycles for the benefit of one´s health, spirit, and planet. We realize this by partnering with progressive communities to create spaces and programs that encourage people to ride.
Runa has created a new market for Guayusa. While widely consumed throughout indigenous communitiesin the Ecuadorian Amazon, farmershave never had access to sell Guayusa in the international market until now. By creating a Fair Trade market for Guayusa, Runa has generated analternative income stream that continuesto raise the standard of living of indigenous farmers in the Ecuadorian Amazon.
NatureFlex™ is a range of speciality packaging films developed by Innovia Films to offer packaging material options that give strong environmental support towards increasing consumer demand for more ‘environmentally friendly’ packaging.
TerraCycle is on a mission to eliminate the idea of waste. We do this by creating waste collection programs (each one is called a “Brigade”) for previously non-recyclable, or difficult-to-recycle, waste. The collected waste is then converted into new products, ranging from recycled park benches to upcycled backpacks.
Poplar Bark Shingle Manufacturer, Highland Craftsmen, nationally acclaimed for natural wood siding offering architectural elements for the home
Anna Buxaderas's insight:
The family-owned company creates high-quality architectural products out of local Yellow Poplar bark that is reclaimed from the logging industry. By upcycling a widely available waste material, Highland Craftsmen is creating a circular economy that helps local loggers more than double their income without cutting down any additional trees.
Pur Projet is a collective of associated structures which assists companies in incorporating climate issues into their raison d'être and businesses, mainly through the regeneration and preservation of ecosystems (agroforestry, reforestation, forest conservation).
HSSi provides access by assembling hybrid value chains, which bridge the gaps that separate people and communities from the tools they need to achieve lasting progress.
To build hybrid value chains, we implement a combination of commercial and social approaches, putting key elements of the product distribution chain in place nationwide: Innovative designs co-created with end-users Manufacturing for quality, durability and affordability Socially-oriented distribution Affordable and responsable financing terms Education in product use of empowerment Continuous and hassle-free technical service
Ecofiltro is a for-profit social business who manufactures, sells, and distributes ceramic-based water filters made from locally sourced products.
We manufacture and deliver ecofilters to urban and rural customers. We arrived at a hybrid business model that uses urban filter sales to subsidize filter costs in rural areas. Urban communities pay market value; rural communities pay at cost. For villagers, first we educate, then provide the first filter, and finally we set up a financial infrastructure of savings and payments suited to rural lifestyle.
Kingfisher is the Europe’s largest home improvement retailer with over 1,000 stores in eight countries. Its Net Positive initiative aims to do more than minimise the company negative impact: it is designed to go beyond neutrality and seek to make a positive contribution to the world's future.