Collab SOS: A New Fund and a Call to Action

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Collab SOS: A New Fund and a Call to Action

As a complement to Shared Future, a dedicated fund providing rapid, catalytic capital to entrepreneurs working on climate solutions, we are thrilled to share a new $200 million fund called Collab SOS — which invests in Series A and Series B companies fueling a more sustainable economy across materials, ingredients, energy, and supply chains. Our criteria for investing is simple:

Is your product or service better for the planet, without asking consumers to sacrifice?

The back half of that statement is our bullseye.

Tesla doesn’t ask us to settle on speed or aesthetics.

Impossible Foods doesn’t ask us to compromise on taste.

Stella McCartney doesn’t ask us to sacrifice on style.

And these pioneers are not alone.

Allbirds is using recycled plastic bottles to manufacture their laces. Everlane has used over 34,000 lbs of regenerated nylon waste to develop its swimwear collection.

Flexport launched a dashboard to help supply chain and logistics teams quickly assess and manage sustainability programs—such as enrolling in carbon offset programs and analyzing shipment emissions.

Large companies have committed to bold environmental goals including Etsy powering its marketplace with 100% renewable electricity and Lyft committing to using 100% electric vehicles by 2030.

Dandelion is helping consumers free their homes from using fossil fuels and Span electrifies everything inside.

The Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle is on its way to becoming the first net zero certified arena in the world. This includes the construction materials, the (Read more...)