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.
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.
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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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