This Colombian enterprise recycles plastic and transforms it into construction materials that are used to provide high-quality, safe, low-cost housing.
Uncommon Cacao works directly with cacao farmers to deliver premium quality and transparently sourced cacao to the specialty chocolate market.
When used in cooking, Dr. Gavin Armstrong's Lucky Iron Fish has been shown to substantially reduce instances of iron deficiency, which affects billions worldwide.
KPC helps women cassava farmers improve their livelihoods by making processing easier and the sale of finished products more profitable.
May 2016: Dr. Sara Saeed, 29, co-founder of doctHERs, wins the HRH The Prince of Wales Young Sustainability Entrepreneur Prize, awarded by Unilever and the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL).
After seven months reviewing 927 entries from 99 countries on six continents, our panel of experts from Unilever, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, and Ashoka have selected the top seven sustainability solutions. Each will win €10,000, a place on a bespoke accelerator programme in Cambridge, and the chance to pitch to a panel of judges at Unilever HQ in London next month.
Sharad Tandale comes from an Indian community called the Vanjari, a 100-million strong ethnic group that is marginalized in society. Generally involved in subsistence farming, less than one percent of Vanjari people start businesses. But Tandale is an exception: a savvy, urban entrepreneur who epitomizes modern India’s transformation into an entrepreneurial business powerhouse.
Mexico’s solar energy market is booming and that means more and more people—even those living on less than $7 per day—can afford clean electricity.
Susan Ogwengo saw a problem in her community that was preventing women like her from fulfilling their potential. “I had often wondered what women were supposed to do with their children when they went back to work,” she said.
The challenges faced by farmers are legion. They’ll have to produce an additional ton of food per acre by 2050 to ensure that nine billion people can get their fill—no easy feat. But agriculture’s tech revolution, or Ag 3.0, looks to be a game-changer.