BioLogiQ is a 2011 technology start-up with headquarters in Idaho, USA, commercial since 2017, with capacity to manufacture 5,000 tons of NuPlastiQ, a plant-based thermoplastic that is used to improve the sustainability profile of legacy resins. When blended to fossil-based polyolefins (polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene), NuPlastiQ introduces high performance, cost-effective renewable content while remaining compatible with mechanical recycling. When blended with compostable polymers (PLA, PBAT, etc.), NuPlastiQ improves the biodegradation profile of the blend, without requiring fragmentation prior to biodegradation. Many companies market their innovative plastics as the Holy Grail to sustainability. We don’t. We realize every material (legacy or innovative) is just a tool and will have its compromises. BioLogiQ believes (and markets) NuPlastiQ to be a realistic step towards a more sustainable future. Available now as a cost effective drop-in for a wide variety of packaging applications.
Since its founding in 1852, Antioch University has stayed at the forefront of social justice, inclusion, and equality for all people, regardless of ethnicity, gender, creed, orientation, or ability. Throughout our 165-year history, we’ve attracted students who took the Antioch values out into the world. Many Antioch alumni, such as Coretta Scott King and Winona LaDuke, have stood for social and environmental justice, and made a difference in the policies and ideologies of the world to the betterment of all.
Antioch University has always been a leader in fostering a diverse and rich educational environment. Even prior to the Civil War, Antioch was one of the first American colleges to enroll African-American students to learn side-by-side with white students. It was one of the first colleges to employ female faculty at the same rank and salary as male counterparts. And we have admitted international students throughout our history. Our educational mission has always been focused on fostering social, economic and environmental justice and for protecting and promoting the human rights of all people, regardless of race, religion, gender, color, ancestry, national origin or other immutable characteristics. It was no chance fortune or stroke of serendipity that led Coretta Scott King to Antioch. It was Antioch’s reputation as champions for human rights that caught her attention.
Central to our mission of gaining “victories for humanity,” is the task of teaching empathy for others, a sense of deeply understanding the struggle of our fellow human beings around the globe. We can better foster that sense of empathy and compassion through a diverse student and faculty body, able to communicate openly, share different perspectives and experiences, and learn from one another. From that, we generate trust and understanding and foster the hope for greater peace in the world. So, from a purely pedagogical point of view, higher education has a significant stake in our national immigration policy. The diversity of our classrooms is one of the greatest strengths of American colleges and universities. We’d love to welcome you to our community.
For thirty-five years Earth Ship Limited, Inc. has been an innovator in the marine field for environmental causes. In 1983 ESL developed a technique to monitor the hull roughness on ships in order to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. In 1985 ESL was the first to use auxiliary wind propulsion on modern merchant ships, and in 1988 ESL was the first to operate nonunion tugs and barges in the in the New York area. In 1995 ESL developed a unique business model that would allow investors to address climate change and make a profit in the process. In 2018 ESL was the first to identify the Cause of climate change, versus the current thinking which addresses only the Symptoms of climate change.
Cornerstone Energy Solutions is a business line within Cornerstone Government Affairs, Inc. that provides strategic advisory services to companies, investors and stakeholders across industry verticals. We advise clients in assessing, developing, communicating and managing Environmental Social Governance (ESG) and sustainability programs.
Cornerstone Government Affairs is a full-service, bipartisan consulting firm specializing in federal and state government relations, public affairs, strategic communications and business advisory services. The firm has offices in Washington, DC, Annapolis, MD, Atlanta, GA, Austin, TX, Baton Rouge, LA, Chicago, IL, Des Moines, IA, Jackson, MS, Houston, TX and Springfield, IL.
Good360’s mission is to transform lives by providing hope, dignity, and a sense of renewed possibility to individuals, families, and communities impacted by disasters or other challenging life circumstances who, without us, would struggle to find that hope. As the global leader in product philanthropy and purposeful giving, we partner with socially responsible companies to source highly neededgoods and distribute them through our network of diverse nonprofits that support people in need. Good360 has distributed more than $9 billion in donated goods around the world, helping its network of more than 75,000 prequalified nonprofits strengthen communities and improve the lives of millions. Good360 is proud to partner with corporate donors such as Walmart, UPS, CVS Health Foundation, Amazon, Advance Auto Parts, RH (Restoration Hardware), American Eagle Outfitters, Tempur Sealy International, Mattel, Gap, Inc., Eddie Bauer, Levi Strauss & Company, and JPMorganChase. Good360 is a registered 501(c)(3) organization. Learn more at https://www.good360.org.
MC Group is a national provider of signage, lighting, electrical, and energy management solutions. We know that when our customers have distinctive signage, wayfinding, and improved lighting, their customers also have a better experience — a better brand experience.
Brand management includes program management, installation, repair, maintenance, retrofits, rollouts, and more.
Headquartered in White Plains, New York, Fortistar is an opportunity-oriented, private investment and energy firm focused on the transition to a zero-carbon economy. These efforts are distinguished by its experienced team with a deep understanding of energy operations, financing and development. Fortistar owns and operates lower carbon energy generating companies in the United States and Canada that support the transition to a low carbon economy. These companies include renewable natural gas (RNG) production facilities; cogeneration facilities; waste-heat recovery power plants; compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations; landfill power plants; projects that reduce carbon in industrial facilities, and biomass facilities. The company’s portfolio of associated companies includes Generational Power, TruStar Energy, Primary Energy, Fortistar Methane Group, Fortistar Biomass Group, Carbonfree Chemicals, Golden Renewable Energy and ClockIN.
TruStar Energy, a subsidiary of Fortistar, is one of the nation’s leading compressed natural gas (CNG) and renewable natural gas (RNG) fuel providers. With decades of experience, the company’s professionals are experts at providing natural gas fueling solutions that are ready on time, on budget and that are profitable for their owners. With a rapidly growing network of public stations and 24/7 service and support, they are always there when you need them.
TruStar Energy puts fleet owners in the driver’s seat by offering best-in-class, options to meet a full range of fueling needs. For additional information, visit www.trustarenergy.com and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.
TruStar Energy: Fueling Success. Driving Change.
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Biomimicry 3.8 is the world’s leading bio-inspired consultancy offering nature-inspired innovation services, professional training, and thought leadership. We’re a Certified B Corporation driven by the fact that Life has an incredible amount to teach us about living well on Earth, in no small part due to the fact that it’s been thriving here for 3.8 billion years.
Headquartered in Missoula, Montana, USA, our core team is supported by a network of collaborators and contractors throughout the world.
Since our founding by Janine Benyus and Dr. Dayna Baumeister in 1998, we’ve helped hundreds of clients find innovation inspired by nature, presented the profound message of the biomimicry meme to tens of thousands around the world, and begun to train a new generation of professionals ready to create a better world.
We’ve worked with 150+ clients, whether it’s to create a green replacement for polyurethane or a factory that functions like a forest, we have collaborated with innovation teams and individuals at companies in over 25 industries to help them achieve competitive advantages through biomimicry.
Clients include Johnson & Johnson, Nike, Colgate Palmolive, Kohler, Herman Miller, GE, P&G, General Mills, HOK, Interface, BNIM, Boeing, Jacobs, and many more.
We’ve trained over 700 professionals through our workshops and certification programs, and in 2014 partnered with Arizona State University to offer the world’s first Master’s of Science in Biomimicry.
When Janine popularized the term “biomimicry” in her seminal book Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature (1997), she had no idea it would galvanize an entire movement. The next year, she and Dr. Dayna Baumeister began collaborating to meet the growing demand for biomimicry insight, and in 2000 they founded the Biomimicry Guild with Catherine (Bragdon) Cramer.
The early work of the Biomimicry Guild (now Biomimicry 3.8) was a balance of client projects and professional training. Our first clients included Nike, GM, and Interface. Regular biomimicry “gatherings” during those years helped formalize the methodology and brought together an amazing network of passionate scientists, designers, entrepreneurs, proponents, and friends.
In 2003, we held our first Biomimicry and Design multi-day workshop. The next year, we taught our first Biologist at the Design Table (BaDT) training. These courses have since evolved into our current Innovation Services and Professional Training offerings.
In 2005, Janine, Dayna, and Bryony Schwan co-founded the Biomimicry Institute to help spread biomimicry education and the meme of biomimicry. The Institute gained 501(c)3 not-for-profit status in 2007—the same year Chris Allen joined the team to help launch AskNature, a free digital library of biological solutions for everything from energy conservation to food production. Client engagements continued to grow as we completed projects for Dial, General Electric, and Kohler.
In 2010, the Biomimicry Guild became a Certified B Corporation under the new name Biomimicry 3.8—a reference to the 3.8 billion years that organisms have evolved to meet the challenges of life on Earth. Our client list grew rapidly to include Kraft, Procter & Gamble, and HOK. We also graduated our first class of Certified Biomimicry Professionals in 2010.
In 2014, B3.8 joined with Arizona State University to launch The Biomimicry Center, along with the MS in Biomimicry and Biomimicry Graduate Certificate programs. The goal of the Center is to expand biomimicry higher education and research in academic settings around the world. B3.8’s training programs for professionals became accredited by ASU, and the biomimicry methodology is being introduced to other disciplines within the university community.
In 2015, we continued groundbreaking innovation work with inspired clients, including first-of-its-kind built environment work to help an Interface, Inc., factory function like a forest. We hosted three immersion workshops and one new training, more than any other year before. And the 2013-2015 class of Certified Biomimicry Professionals became the first to graduate from Arizona State University with their Master’s of Science in Biomimicry. Janine and Dayna continue to spread the meme via speaking events throughout the world.
Future 500 is non-profit consultancy that advances business as a force for good by building trust between companies, advocates, investors, and philanthropists. Each April, the organization hosts the Future 500 Summit at EarthX—America’s leading gathering dedicated to effective stakeholder engagement.
Cleantech San Diego is a member-based trade organization that positions the greater San Diego region as a global leader in the cleantech economy and smart cities movement. As a nonprofit organization, we are uniquely suited to support the cleantech industry by fostering collaborations across the private-public-academic landscape, leading advocacy efforts to promote cleantech priorities, and encouraging investment in the San Diego region.
Founded in 2011 on the core principles of innovation and collaborative partnership, Finn Partners has more than quadrupled in size in seven years, becoming one of the fastest growing independent public relations agencies in the world. The full-service marketing and communications company's record setting pace is a result of organic growth and integrating new companies and new people into the FINN world through a common philosophy. Our full-service Global Sustainability and Social Impact Practice works with consumer and corporate on sustainability reports; ESG (environmental, social and governance) strategies; stakeholder engagement; coordination with NGO’s, multilaterals and industry groups; executive positioning and thought leadership; media visibility; catalyzing movements and forging partnerships; crisis prevention and support and sustainability narrative and messaging development.
Climate Action Campaign (CAC) was founded in January 2015 with a simple mission: Stop the Climate Crisis. CAC is unique in the San Diego and southern California region in that it is solely focused on stopping the climate crisis through policy action. 100% of our time, energy, and finances are dedicated toward achieving this essential mission. It is our ultimate objective to innovate and demonstrate how 100% clean energy can be achieved locally with a commitment to equity, justice and jobs, and lead to scaling and replication worldwide. Our work has already resulted in the unanimous, bipartisan passage of the City of San Diego’s groundbreaking 2015 Climate Action Plan, which made San Diego the largest city in the United States with a legal commitment to reach 100% clean energy by 2035.
We have also successfully won six other 100% renewable energy commitments by 2035, all by breaking up our energy monopolies and restoring energy democracy and community control through Community Choice Energy. We are currently working with sixteen other city, county, and regional government agencies located throughout San Diego County and Orange County to help them implement similar 100% clean energy climate plans and other leading climate policies. We issue an annual regional Climate Action Plan Report Card to assess how cities are doing in developing -- and implementing -- their plans.
Our locally based actions toward stopping climate change yield measurable improvements in our communities and create the momentum necessary to pass similarly effective and enforceable policies at the state and national levels. The state of California last year passed a law to reach 100% carbon-free electricity by 2045 -- and San Diego was cited as an impetus for this landmark legislation.
Our five main policy focus areas—our five fights—address the main local drivers of and solutions to climate change, shifting how we power our lives and move around our cities while improving individual and community quality of life, creating good-paying green jobs, and promoting social equity for our most impacted communities. Our Five Fights are: Social Equity, 100% Clean Energy, 50% Transit, Walk, Bike, 35% Trees, and 0% Waste.
MIT Solve advances lasting solutions from tech entrepreneurs to address the world’s most pressing problems. Solve is a marketplace for social impact: we find tech entrepreneurs from around the world and broker partnerships across our community to scale their innovative work—driving lasting, transformational change.
As a consulting firm, Creative Investment Research provides analysis and research services supporting ESG investing. We create impact investing initiatives.
Conscious Capitalism San Diego is a membership-based organization that connects, inspires, and activates local Conscious Capitalists. Our Purpose is to elevate humanity through business in San Diego. We offer programs, business leader roundtables, a community of conscious businesses, and opportunities for volunteering. The San Diego Chapter is part of the global movement. Conscious Capitalism is a way of thinking about business that better reflects the human journey, the state of our world, and the potential of business to make a positive impact. Conscious businesses have higher purposes that serve, align, and integrate the interests of all their major stakeholders.
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