Marie Ekeland launches 2050, a new fund with radically ambitious, long-term goals


Marie Ekeland has unveiled her next act — and it’s a new fund called 2050. With 2050, Ekeland is going back to the drawing board with a different vision when it comes to investment thesis, fund structure and the firm’s own values. Arguably, this is the most interesting part of 2050.

Accelerating Sustainable Food Business Solutions to Reshape Our Cities

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The UN predicts that by 2050, this proportion will rise to more than two thirds. It is clear that without rapid innovation on a global scale, what we eat in our cities and how we produce it poses an existential challenge. 2007 marked an important milestone for the Earth’s cities.

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Innovative businesses that support local communities

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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. World Bank experts say that without urgent action, global waste will increase by 70 percent of current levels by 2050. Coffee with a Pinch of Social Innovation.

TechCrunch: Where top VCs are investing in construction robotics

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Overall, we are very optimistic about construction robotics and hope to see more companies attempt to solve the issues in productivity with breakthrough technologies, as well as innovative business models. According to UN forecasts, the number of people living in cities is expected to double by 2050, growing from 3.5 Innovative new startups are continually entering the space.

New York’s Climate and Community Protection Act

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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. As hard as if has been to get CCPA done, I think the hard work is just starting because reaching these goals will require creativity, innovation, new technology, and a massive amount of investment and the willpower to see it through.

Now Is the Time for Racial Equity in the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

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Val Tate from the Indianapolis Inclusive Innovation Council offered her appreciation of the presentation, “It was deeply moving. 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.

Plastic: The Problem And Its Impact

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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. Africa & Middle East Asia Pacific Europe Latin America & Caribbean North America SDG 13 - Climate Action SDG 14 - Life Below Water SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals SDGs Social innovation collaboration innovation socent