Disrupting Environmental Destruction

TechStars

The World In 2050. What will the world look like in 2050? We need a technology revolution to help us get on that path to a sustainable 2050,” says August Ritter, Program Director for The Sustainability Accelerator , a partnership between Techstars and The Nature Conservancy. “We We need the best minds of this generation working to transform the world by 2050 into a place where both people and nature can thrive.”. Source: Ben Duke.

Accelerating Sustainable Food Business Solutions to Reshape Our Cities

Impact Hub

The UN predicts that by 2050, this proportion will rise to more than two thirds. 2007 marked an important milestone for the Earth’s cities. It happened without us realizing at the time.

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The UrbanTech Movement is Transforming Cities

Gust

More than half of the world’s population now lives in cities, and the number of urban citizens around the world is projected to rise to 66% by 2050. Urbanization is a defining process of modern life. In the US, over 80% of the population lives in urban areas with 1 in 7 Americans living in New York, Los. Read more >. The post The UrbanTech Movement is Transforming Cities appeared first on The Gust Blog. Investors' Insights

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New York’s Climate and Community Protection Act

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

What this bill does is commit New York State to some of the most agressive goals of any city, state, or region: This is a legally binding legislative act to achieve an 85% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and a goal of net zero. The lawmakers in Albany have passed legislation known as the Climate and Community Protection Act (CCPA) and it is sitting on the Governor’s desk awaiting signature. There is plenty of debate on whether CCPA is good policy or bad policy.

BrainCheck Raised $8M in Series A Funding to Help Doctors Assess the Cognitive Health of Patients

Dream It

According to United Nations data, by 2050, one in six people in the world will be over age 65, up from one in 11 right now. Meanwhile, in Europe and North America, by 2050, one in four people could be 65 or older. BrainCheck (Dreamit Healthtech Fall 2016) raised $8M in funding. The startup helps physicians assess and track the mental health of their patients.

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Now Is the Time for Racial Equity in the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Forward Cities

For those that need to hear the business case for racial equity, REI shared a great reality check- “by 2050, (I’ll be about 70 y.o.), By Kaliah Ligon, Forward Cities Local Director – Indianapolis, IN. Last week’s Forward Cities conference in Pittsburgh highlighted the need for equity and inclusion in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Nia Richards

Forward Cities

The 2019 Institute for Policy Study on the national racial wealth gap reported if the trajectory of the past three decades continues, by 2050 the median White family will have $174,000 of wealth, while Latino median wealth will be $8,600 and Black median wealth will be $600. Q: What is your deeper “why” behind your commitment and work to support inclusive entrepreneurship in Kansas City?

The house is on fire: the multi-faceted problem of climate change

Impact Hub

By 2050, it is estimated that 140 million people (from Ethiopia, Bangladesh and Mexico, for instance) could become climate migrants if we don’t take action very soon. It is predicted that South Asia alone could have 40 million internal climate migrants by 2050. An area the size of Belgium is burning in the Arctic. Not a day goes by without the news reminding us that we’re facing an environmental emergency in the form of climate change.

Innovative businesses that support local communities

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

World Bank experts say that without urgent action, global waste will increase by 70 percent of current levels by 2050. YLAI Network members Juliana Nieva de Castillo from Tucumán, Argentina and Julio César Bueno Cruz from Cali, Colombia illustrate two forms of social innovation and community support through unique business concepts. Recycling and Design. Juliana Nieva de Castillo created Ecomué Diseño Sustentable, a business that designs and builds furniture out of recycled materials.

Plastic: The Problem And Its Impact

Impact Hub

Plastic waste is expected to quadruple from 2010 to 2050 and global recycling capacity will only cover 1/3 of the waste. By 2050, it is predicted that there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans. WWF and Impact Hub join forces for the oceans. This blog post is part of a wider campaign aiming to share knowledge about environmental challenges within our communities.