ICV enthusiastically supports the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by focusing exclusively on companies that advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), 17 Goals to Transform Our World.

We’re mobilizing trillions of dollars to find solutions to the SDGs.

ICV brings visibility to sustainable companies and organizations and introduces them to investors and philanthropists who care for our future and can advance corporate responsibility, capitalize businesses at significant levels, and influence systemic change in the world.

 
 

 
 
ICV is pleased to feature innovative companies led by the next generation of business leaders who are creating a social impact beyond a financial return. This list will be updated periodically..
 

Goal 1

Every day, across the world billions of litres of water, milk, juice and other liquid foods are consumed. Tetra Pak has developed a range of packages to protect both the nutritional value and the​ taste of the products inside. Thanks to Tetra Pak technology, the packaging and distribution of liquid products to the consumer has been greatly facilitated.​ Tetra Pak offers much more than just packaging equipment for liquid food products. Tetra Pak also provide a range of processing and packaging technologies for use with a broad array of products, from ice cream and cheese to fruit, vegetables and pet food. Tetra Pak supplis complete systems for processing, packaging and distribution, designed to optimise the use of resources. The company’s processing systems are not only developed to treat the products gently, but also to minimise the use of raw materials and energy during manufacture and subsequent distribution. Tetra Pak is committed to reducing the environmental impact of our operations and to enhancing the environmental performance of our products and solutions, including the continued development of environmentally efficient packages that protect food and prevent it from being wasted.​

 

Goal 2

 
Cibus has developed plant and microbial platforms enabling it to become a world leader in advanced breeding technologies, generally, and advanced non-transgenic breeding, specifically. The Rapid Trait Development System (RTDS™), its proprietary technology for non-transgenic breeding, enables site-specific edits of native genes with no introduction of foreign DNA. The precise and predictable outcomes can replicate products developed using traditional mutagenesis and are identical to those that could occur in nature, given enough time. Consequently, these plants are not considered transgenic, the key attributes of GMO crops.

Cibus has launched its first commercial crop, SU Canola™, a non-transgenic canola tolerant to sulfonylurea herbicides in the United States, and has received regulatory approval in Canada, putting the trait on track to launch there in the near future. Over the next 10 years Cibus expects to develop new, non-transgenic traits for most major crops.

 

Goal 3

 
LumiraDx helps achieve better health care, social care, and financial outcomes, affordably, in the here and now.

Healthcare organizations continue to wrestle with avoidable costs, preventable errors, and operational inefficiency, all while aspiring to improve their consumer experience, outcomes, and bottom line. Meanwhile our economies continue to be challenged by rising healthcare costs attributable to fragmented care and long term conditions, especially diabetes, heart failure, COPD, and their co-morbidities. Common approaches to address these challenges – rip-and-replace information systems, deploy siloed programs that hope to “manage” high-risk patients, use minimally interconnected systems to coordinate care – have proven exorbitantly expensive, unduly cumbersome, financially unsustainable, and eventually inadequate to achieve desired benefits.

LumiraDx offers proven solutions to help achieve your health care transformation goals, practically and reliably, in the here and now.
 

Goal 4

 
Tamboro is a Brazilian company created on the basis of the interest of professionals who enjoy dedicating their lives to the development and implementation of innovative methodologies in the field of education.

Founded in 2011, Tamboro has been developing solutions which collaborate to improve the performance of our students, teachers, and schools. Tamboro creates a playful learning processes using games and communication technologies in order to define new cognitive, human and social horizons.

One of Tamboro’s inspirations is the work developed by educator Antônio Carlos Gomes da Costa, one of the main collaborators of the Child and Adolescent Statute (Estatuto da Criança e do Adolescente, ECA). Among many other concepts, he taught us the idea of “doing away with the pleasure” behind the word “business”. With that in mind, Tamboro became the business of a group of people with a passion for education and innovation.

 

Goal 5

 
Liberty & Justice is Africa’s leading ethical apparel manufacturing company. Liberty & Justice specializes in value chain management for high-volume, time-sensitive, duty-free goods for leading American clothing brands, trading companies, and other importers who care about exceptional quality, on-time delivery, social and environmental impact, and geographic diversity.

Vision: Liberty & Justice is committed to a future in which producers and consumers are completely aligned in making economic choices that result in the eradication of poverty, the responsible stewardship of the environment, and the empowerment of workers through the fair exchange of quality goods and services.

Mission: Liberty & Justice was established to transform the apparel supply chain from worker exploitation and environmental degradation to partnership and sustainability.

 

Goal 6

 
Desalitech‘s Reverse Osmosis systems are rapidly replacing traditional water purification methods, including reverse osmosis. Fortune 500 companies around the world rely on these robust and adaptive systems to streamline their operations while saving significant costs through maximum water recovery rates, lower energy consumption and lower maintenance requirements.

Desalitech’s technology was introduced to the desalination market in 2009 as an energy-saving breakthrough for making drinking water from seawater. With the increased use of reverse osmosis for industrial, brackish and wastewater treatment, Desalitech optimized and simplified the technology to achieve an even greater breakthrough for reliable, high-recovery purification of a broad range of water sources.

Desalitech’s mission is to lead the world to its inevitable water future – one of great water reliability and efficiency.

 

Goal 7

 
SimpliPhi is a growing and innovative technology company that designs, builds and sells a portfolio of intelligent, non-toxic, efficient, energy dense storage and management systems that seamlessly integrate renewable energy in conjunction with or independent of the GRID. Without energy storage, renewable sources of power are intermitant and unpredictable, as is the GRID in emergency and black out scenarios in which the centralized delivery of power breaks down.

SimpliPhi’s portable, residential and commercial energy storage and management systems do for the power industry what cell phones did for the communications industry: allow freedom of access, anytime, anywhere.

SimpliPhi’s technology mobilizes people and power beyond the limits of transmission lines and literally puts power back into the hands of people, enabling them to harvest, store and utilize their own personal power supply at home, at work or on the go.

 

Goal 8

 
Uncommon Cacao boldly embraces transparent trade to source quality cacao from producers we trust. The company’s purpose is to build authentic, long-term relationships across the supply chain to create stability and success for all.

Uncommon Cacao started its work in 2010, building Maya Mountain Cacao in Belize to create meaningful market access for smallholder cacao farmers. After catalyzing unparalleled impact for farmer families in the country, and receiving enormous demand for its product and process, in 2013 Uncommon Cacao founded Cacao Verapaz in Guatemala. These companies have revolutionized local economies by linking small holder farmers to the specialty cacao industry, through a focus on consistently delivering quality beans.

Today, with growing demand for our cacao, Uncommon Cacao is growing further into the supply chain to drive maximum value to producer groups at origin. Uncommon Cacao Source + Trade enables the company to collaborate with more producer groups on delivering the highest quality cacaos, and provide added-value sourcing services to craft chocolate makers and chocolatiers globally. Together, we can build a more fair and sustainable specialty cacao supply chain.

 

Goal 9

 
Bioconexion seeks to link producers with markets through transparent trade in organic goods produced in northern Argentina. A virtuous circle that relies on quality, responsibility and confidence about the value of naturally grown food.

Bioconexion is a cooperative whose fundamental purpose is to unite people across the lands, so we create a dynamic environment backed by trust, responsible consumption and quality. From the north of Argentina, the company transparently links small producers with food markets, so that both grow together and benefit. The idea is for local people to resume agricultural work with commitment and to adopt the culture of effort by recovering the value of naturally grown food.

The company has been developing this project since 2008 in the province of Jujuy Argentina.

 

Goal 10

 
1mg is India’s leading consumer health platform. It aspires to be the trusted health partner for all Indians and its mission is to make healthcare accessible, understandable and affordable for a billion Indians.

It enables consumers to learn more about their medicines and also find more cost-effective substitutes. 1mg’s doctor platform aims to revolutionize how a consumer finds the right healthcare professional for his needs. It’s diagnostics service brings transparency and price-effectiveness to lab tests.

1mg is an initiative taken in the spirit of public service with a vision to empower Indian consumers and caregivers to select the most appropriate healthcare service at the best possible price.
 

Goal 11

 
Ecopost is a social enterprise that addresses the challenges of urban waste management (plastic pollution), chronic youth unemployment, deforestation and climate change. Ecopost is committed to environmental excellence that is integrated with a business‐wide approach to sustainability.

EcoPost recycles waste plastic to manufacture into Eco-friendly plastic lumber profiles with application in numerous industries from fencing to road signage to outdoor furniture. We employ an existing technology, local labour and resources to produce an innovative product and help solve pressing socioeconomic and environmental challenges.

 

Goal 12

 
OrganoClick has developed a number of products using its technologies for modification of fibers. Current technologies consists of technologies for imparting water repellency, improved mechanical strength, fire resistance and durability to biological degradation and rot fungus. The different technologies has been adapted for wood, textiles, nonwoven, specialty paper, and biocomposites.

The company structure is organised into four different business units on basis of our current operations. The business units are Green chemistry, Green coatings & cleaning products, Functional Wood, and Biocomposites. Except for the four different business units, the company group is supported by an R&D unit, a Sustainability & Quality unit and a Finance & Economy function. A schematic oversight over the company organisation can be seen in the figure below.

 

Goal 13

 
Climeworks captures CO2 from air with the world’s first commercial carbon removal technology. Climeworks’ direct air capture plants remove CO2 from the atmosphere to supply to customers and to unlock a negative emissions future.

Climateworks’ technology provides a solution for on-site supply of CO2 for various applications, including greenhouse fertilization, alkaline wastewater treatment, and CO2 cleaning; and food and beverage industry for freeze drying, and conservation and carbonation of drinks. The company is based in Zurich, Switzerland.

 

Goal 14

 
Bureo makes skateboards from recycled fishing nets. The company’s recycling program in Chile, ‘Net Positiva’, provides fishing net collection points to keep plastic fishing nets out of our oceans. Preventing harmful materials from entering the ocean, our programs protect wildlife and supporting local fishing communities through financial incentives.

Once collected, the nets are washed and prepared for a mechanical recycling process. Within this process, they are shredded and fed through a ‘pelletizer’, where they are melted and cut into small recycled pellets. These pellets are then injected into steel molds to form our products.

Bureo is on a mission to find innovative solutions to prevent ocean plastics. The team shares a passion for surfing and the health of the environment. Bureo is dedicated to making a difference and inspiring others to join us in the movement to protect our oceans.

 

Goal 15

 
Sun Culture has been on a mission to help smallholder farmers in Africa improve both crop yields and quality. We are driven to constantly innovate and improve our technology to make solar powered irrigation solutions truly affordable for the millions of farmers on the continent.

The SunCulture AgroSolar Irrigation System pulls water from any water source (lake, river, stream, well, borehole, water harvester, etc.) using solar power. The solar panels provide the pump’s power directly without the need for expensive batteries or inverters. Water is pumped into a raised water storage tank during the day. When irrigation takes place during the evening, the farmer simply opens a valve on the water tank so water flows down through a filtration system and onto crop root zones via drip irrigation tape.

 

Goal 16

 
Colab.re is a Citizen-to-Government engagement platform that works as a social network focused on citizen engagement and as a management tool for government bodies, in which citizens can demand services and post issues, suggest urban improvements and new public policies, and rate public services in a transparent and collaborative manner.

Colab.re was launched in March 2013, was elected Global Best Urban App in June 2013 by New Cities Foundation (AppMyCity Prize) and Top 5 Global m-Government and Participation solution by UN World Summit Awards in February 2015, among many other awards. Colab.re is used by more than 100.000 citizens in Brazil and has more than 70 municipalities, state governments, federal departments and utility companies as clients, helping to create better cities with the collaboration of their citizens. Colab has appeared in more than 5.000 news articles, media publications, TV programs and debates in Brazil.