Switzerland
26 August 2019

MassChallenge and WBCSD Join Forces to Scale the 10 Most Promising Startups to Mitigate Climate Change by 2030

Startup accelerator MassChallenge and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) are joining forces to identify the 10 most promising technologies, startups and small companies to mitigate climate change that can be multiplied globally before 2030.

This was announced at today’s Bühler Networking Days by Sunny Verghese, WBCSD Chair and Co-Founder and Group CEO of Olam International Ltd.

The program, which will start in early 2020, anticipates applications from industry and processing solutions, with food and agriculture particularly central, but is open to all high impact applications. Program details will be announced shortly.

Bühler, a WBCSD member, is one of the founding partners of MassChallenge Switzerland alongside other Swiss members Givaudan, Nestlé, and Barry Callebaut. Other partners include GEA, Swiss Economic Forum, and Inartis Foundation.

The program is a response to the urgency to identify and scale globally and rapidly the most promising technologies to mitigate climate change by 2030.

Partners who are interested in engaging in this program can contact Matt Lashmar, Managing Director, MassChallenge Switzerland at switzerland@masschallenge.org

About MassChallenge
MassChallenge is a global network of zero-equity startup accelerators. Headquartered in the United States with locations in Boston, Switzerland, Israel, Mexico, Rhode Island, and Texas, MassChallenge is committed to strengthening the global innovation ecosystem by supporting high-potential startups across all industries, from anywhere in the world. To date, more than 2,300 MassChallenge alumni have raised more than $5 billion in funding, generated more than $2.7 billion in revenue, and created more than 136,000 total jobs.

MassChallenge Switzerland Founding Partners 
Bühler, GEA, Givaudan, Nestlé, Barry Callebaut, Swiss Economic Forum, Inartis Foundation

About WBCSD
WBCSD is a global, CEO-led organization of over 200 leading businesses working together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world. We help make our member companies more successful and sustainable by focusing on the maximum positive impact for shareholders, the environment and societies. Our member companies come from all business sectors and all major economies, representing a combined revenue of more than USD $8.5 trillion and 19 million employees. Our global network of almost 70 national business councils gives our members unparalleled reach across the globe. WBCSD is uniquely positioned to work with member companies along and across value chains to deliver impactful business solutions to the most challenging sustainability issues. Together, we are the leading voice of business for sustainability: united by our vision of a world where more than 9 billion people are all living well and within the boundaries of our planet, by 2050.

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Mission

MassChallenge strengthens the global innovation ecosystem by accelerating high-potential startups across all industries, from anywhere in the world.