Are CSR and Sustainability the New Magnets for Top Talent?

Entrepreneurs' Organization

CSR and sustainability can be viewed as new magnets for talent. Why Sustainability in Business Matters. They are committed to sustainability, equality, climate change, peace and justice. They demand sustainable and ethical business practices both as employees and as consumers.

Create a More Sustainable Future: The 2019 class of Techstars Sustainability Accelerator in partnership with The Nature Conservancy

TechStars

Today ten companies from around the US and Mexico are joining us in Denver, Colorado for an intensive three-months where they will accelerate their companies, and their impact, to create a more sustainable future for us all.

Sustainability will eat the World

Thomas Grota

sustainability investments future private equity venture capital nature enviromentalI always get asked as many other investors: “what’s the next big thing to invest in…?” The standard.

EO Hosts International Entrepreneurial Summit at the United Nations in Support of UN Sustainable Development Goals

Entrepreneurs' Organization

On 25–26 June 2019, EO presented a two-day International Entrepreneurial Summit at the United Nations focused on inspiring, educating and connecting business leaders to promote sustainable business practices.

Innovator Spotlight: Mahdi Eghbali of VerdiLife

Venture Well

Early Stage Innovators Sustainable Innovation E-Team entrepreneurship innovation sustainable designE-Team grantee Mahdi Eghbali of VerdiLife has learned to look for teammates who have vision and passion for the problem the startup is trying to solve.

Faculty Spotlight: Richard Niesenbaum from Muhlenberg College

Venture Well

Faculty sustainable design teaching resourcesWe continue our series highlighting educators within the VentureWell network who are doing good work—faculty members who are catalyzing change in higher education and inspiring.

Melanie Nakagawa: Rhetoric Versus Reality Around Climate Change Solutions

Venture Well

I&E Ecosystems Sustainable Innovation early stage innovator open startup sustainable design waterWe spoke with Melanie Nakagawa about the rhetoric versus reality surrounding U.S. environmental policies to address climate change.

How Battery Entrepreneurs Learned the Power of Environmentally Responsible Business

Venture Well

Early Stage Innovators Faculty Sustainable Innovation entrepreneurship higher education innovation open startup STEM sustainable design teaching resources

Innovator Spotlight: Myriam Sbeiti of Sunthetics

Venture Well

Early Stage Innovators startup sustainable designAn innovator’s journey from idea to market can be challenging and complicated—but also rewarding. Our Innovator Spotlight series explores how inventor-entrepreneurs in our network have.

Disrupting Environmental Destruction

TechStars

One shows the state of humanity and the natural world if we continue with “business as usual,” and the other offers a more positive future for both us and the environment if we switch gears and move towards a more sustainable path. Accelerators Sustainability The Nature Conservancy

9 Ventures Forming the Future of Fashion

Impact Hub

Slow and sustainable fashion is gaining momentum, and you no longer have to make a choice between style or ethics – you can have both. They audit every single brand that wishes to be stocked with them, to prove their ethical credentials and sustainable practices.

Water-Energy Nexus: A Connection That’s Driving Innovation

Venture Well

Early Stage Innovators Global I&E Sustainable Innovation E-Team entrepreneurship innovation startup waterFor World Water Day, we spoke with three ventures operating at the water-energy nexus to learn how they're addressing strains in both resource systems.

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Inventing Solutions to Prevent Ocean Pollution

Venture Well

Early Stage Innovators sustainable design waterDespite ominous data about the harmful impact - and volume - of ocean pollution, there’s a wave of early-stage innovators determined to address the issue. The post Inventing Solutions to Prevent Ocean Pollution appeared first on VentureWell.

Innovator Spotlight: Katie Kollhoff of NUMiX Materials

Venture Well

Early Stage Innovators Sustainable Innovation E-Team entrepreneurship innovation startupsFor Kollhoff, getting comfortable with discomfort has become a valuable survival skill. The post Innovator Spotlight: Katie Kollhoff of NUMiX Materials appeared first on VentureWell.

Building a sustainable city involves much more than electric cars

Forward Cities

The post Building a sustainable city involves much more than electric cars appeared first on Forward Cities. Instagram

Practical Ways to Integrate Principles of Environmental Responsibility into STEM Courses

Venture Well

Faculty Sustainable Innovation teaching resourcesMany faculty struggle to incorporate environmental responsibility into existing STEM courses. Jeremy Faludi explains how he did it—and how you can, too.

Show me the money: how entrepreneurial support programs (and organizations) become financially sustainable

Carol Lauffer

Creating financially sustainable Entrepreneurial Support Programs (ESPs) and Entrepreneurial Support Organizations (ESOs) helps to ensure that they can survive the loss any revenue stream–and continue to serve clients and generate results, whether those are jobs, new business starts, etc. Sustainability is defined as the ability to cover expenses with predictable, reliable sources of funding. To create a sustainable ESP or ESO requires the adoption of 5 best practices.

The NESI Forum Comes To Málaga In April 2019

Impact Hub

Only through this change of vision can we be optimistic in the face of challenges such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or the Climate Change Agenda.

Keeping It Green In 2019: How To Organize An Eco-Friendly Event

Impact Hub

Until the day when air travel becomes more sustainable, we believe we all must make conscious efforts to offset our climatic impact in light of journeying to meet in person. The Global Gathering.

3 Impactful Stories From Impact Hub Madrid

Impact Hub

Sugaro: a shift towards sustainable catering. The Events Department at Impact Hub Madrid asked us to shift our working methods towards sustainability, recycling and elimination of plastic. #ImpactOnTour ’s next stop this year is Impact Hub Madrid: at the forefront of innovation.

How Amsterdam Collaborates With The Global Impact Hub Network

Impact Hub

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Catching a Second Wind

OurCrowd

Sustainability and Transparency. Sustainability is no longer a fringe endeavor for those wanting to save the planet— it is a growing part of retail strategy. Technology is the key to the transition to sustainability.

Press Release: Impact Hub Joins Pact for Impact Summit 2019

Impact Hub

We build ecosystems to drive collaboration and entrepreneurial innovation around the Global Sustainable Development Goals through locally rooted Impact Hubs, as well as with partners and allied networks. Events News Press releases SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure SDGs Social innovation

Faculty Spotlight: Nordica MacCarty from Oregon State University

Venture Well

Nordica MacCarty from Oregon State University is helping students invent sustainable household energy systems for developing communities. . The post Faculty Spotlight: Nordica MacCarty from Oregon State University appeared first on VentureWell.

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Building a Better Startup Ecosystem: Strategies for Success

Venture Well

We highlight ways to establish and sustain a healthy startup ecosystem, from coordinating regional assets to accessing capital. The post Building a Better Startup Ecosystem: Strategies for Success appeared first on VentureWell. I&E Ecosystems early stage innovator startup

How do serial entrepreneurs such as Kevin Systrom and Jack Dorsey sustain themselves while working on a project that doesn’t yet generate cash-flow?

Gust

Unfortunately there is no magic involved here. In the two specific cases you mentioned, one had made money from his previous startups, and the other had paying jobs at Google and Nextstop. Typically serial entrepreneurs are serial because they have successfully exited from Startup One before beginning Startup Two, and they use the first one to fund the second.

United Nations Development Program and 500 Startups Join Forces to Bridge the World of Impact Financing and Tech Startups

500

The program will select up to 8-10 successful post-seed startups whose businesses align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, help selected participants measure and accelerate their impact, as well as showcase them to prospective impact investors.

Two years into investing out of our first Impact Fund: here’s what we’re learning

TechStars

And Connxus (Cincinnati, OH), a supplier management platform that enables procurement professionals to manage supplier risk, supplier diversity and sustainable sourcing, has raised nearly $17M to date. Two years ago, we raised our first impact fund, closing just under $7M in the fall of 2017.

Sherri Hammons on staying humble and staying strong

TechStars

Give First is ingrained in Sherri’s leadership style and her approach to bringing together technology and sustainability, which is her focus as CTO of The Nature Conservancy. . How technology and sustainability intersect. The Techstars Sustainability Accelerator is “brilliant, actually.

Networks vs. Nodes: Developing New Business Models for the Connected Age

Co Starters

While collaboration is a key value, but operational activities often focus on building a stronger (more competitive) organization by gathering more resources to assure sustainability. There is nothing wrong with pursuing sustainability—it’s essential for every organization.

Techstars and Cox Enterprises announce second accelerator, focused on social impact

TechStars

The new accelerator program will focus on companies addressing social impact, with a specific emphasis on companies in the STEM training, environmental sustainability, and community-enriching initiatives spaces. Income inequality, cleaner sources of energy and sustainable food production are just some of the challenges we’re all facing,” said Alex Taylor, president and CEO of Cox Enterprises.

Congrats to a Former Student Making The World A Better Place

Paul G. Silva

Her venture diverted more than a million pounds of food to food pantries around the country, is financially sustainable, and has only just begun. So much food goes to waste in our country every year. So many people are hungry. It is literally cheaper to throw food away than to give it away… until now. A few years ago I had the honor of mentoring Maria Rose Belding when she and her partners at Means Database were in the Valley Venture Mentors startup Accelerator.

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“Delivering Meaningful Opportunities to do Good Stuff Together:” Community Leader Spotlight with Pascale Hyboud-Peron

TechStars

If you want to ask her how she does it, you can connect with her on Twitter, or meet her at Tauranga Startup Weekend_Sustainable Development Goals edition, coming up on 30 August 2019.

It Takes a Village to Build an Ecosystem

Co Starters

We see this set of roles as a tool for a more rigorous understanding of how this new thing called “ecosystem building” actually works, and for helping ecosystem builders to do their work better and more sustainably. By Enoch Elwell, CO.STARTERS Founder & Visionary.

Why Revolution is Investing in TemperPack

Revolution

Over the years, many of Revolution’s investments such as Zipcar, Sweetgreen, and Optoro have experienced explosive growth brought about by their ability to develop sustainable alternatives to problems consumers and businesses were facing in sectors like transportation, food, and e-commerce.

Climate Crisis And Our Commitment To Do More

Impact Hub

Sustainability and impact are interwoven into the Impact Hub network’s DNA. From the designs of our workspaces to our communities’ recycling habits, we’ve taken measures to ensure sustainability is ingrained in our network from day one.

Marc Nager & Dave Mayer on building rural startup communities

TechStars

Marc: “We can look at Telluride as a microcosm for what’s happening in the rest of the country through the lens of economic development, and see how can entrepreneurship can play a massive part in a vision for creating a more sustainable economy over the long term.”.

Ashna Mahepal to Young Entrepreneurs: Identify Your Source of Empowerment

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Sustainable Development Goals through youth empowerment using robotics and innovation. If you don’t know how to help yourself, you won’t be able to help others sustainably. Check out this advice from YLAI speaker and entrepreneur Emilie Airies on sustainable success.

Growing a Startup Ecosystem in Louisville, KY

TechStars

Techstars and LEAP will build a self-sustaining coalition of entrepreneurs, corporate partners, local and national investors, government and academic leaders, and startup enthusiasts in the community to collaborate on accelerating the growth of the ecosystem.

Behind the scenes: The challenges of building an EdTech startup

Startup Grind

You now transition from your mere focus on building a product to thinking more about building a viable business that sustains this product. Readmill Long story short, they failed to monetize to sustain the business. Are you thinking about building the next big thing in EdTech?

What Accelerators Look Like in 2019

GAN

Corporates get access to innovative startups without having to run a program on their own, accelerators get connected to powerful corporates that make them not only more sustainable but more attractive to founders, and startups get more opportunities to connect and work with strategic corporates, which are also often a great source of potential revenue.

Janet Bannister on human-centered investing

TechStars

Companies, people, and resources mentioned in this podcast: The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership : A New Paradigm for Sustainable Success, by Jim Dethmer, Diana Chapman, and Kaley Klemp.

Accelerate2030 brings innovative solutions to scale

Impact Hub

Accelerate2030, is an international programme that supports high-impact ventures tackling the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This year’s cohort of Accelerate2030 ventures are developing innovative solutions to important Sustainable Development Goals.