Measures and analyzes air pollution and greenhouse gases worldwide with its sensor network and cloud-based software, enabling reductions in emissions and promoting public health.
Aclima’s hyperlocal air quality measurements have helped West Coast communities respond to a record-breaking year for wildfires as well as lead emissions reduction plans for cleaner air for all communities. The recently certified Public Benefit Corporation works together with air quality regulators and local environmental justice advocates, including West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project and Mothers Out Front, to improve public health. This year, it launched free online interactive air quality reports in West Oakland, Richmond–San Pablo, and the San Diego portside area. Women and people of color occupy more than half of the company's leadership positions.
A waste management company partnering with consumer product companies, retailers, and municipalities to recycle often hard-to-recycle products and packages.
TerraCycle has helped change people’s relationship with waste by offering free national recycling programs around the world, with companies including PepsiCo and Bic, to help consumers recycle hard-to-recycle products. Just over a year after launching it’s newest initiative, Loop, a global shopping platform aimed at eliminating waste by partnering with brands and retailers to convert the packaging of household products from single-use to refillable designs, TerraCycle has partnered with companies including Ulta, McDonald’s, Burger King, and Tim Horton’s. In September 2020, Loop expanded and is now available across the contiguous 48 United States, the U.K., and France.
Uses FAA heavy-lift certified drone swarms to reforest land devastated by wildfires.
In recent years, wildfire deforestation has spread faster than new trees can be seeded. After a record-breaking wildfire season, DroneSeed became the first drone operator in the U.S. to receive approval from the FAA for post-wildfire reforestation in six states: California, Colorado, Montana, Nevada, Arizona, and New Mexico. The company's coordinated, heavy-lift drone swarms can operate beyond visual line-of-site in clear airspace, dropping vessels containing Douglas fir and ponderosa pine seeds in areas that previously would have taken years to reforest.
Robinhood is a financial services company and mobile app that offers commission-free investing and trading.
Robinhood's stated mission is to democratize finance for all, and the company's commission-free investing and trading has indeed revolutionized the brokerage industry. During just the first four months of 2020, the company added more than three million funded accounts. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the company has published articles on topics including how to invest in a down market and launched a video series to give users a rundown of the top financial news stories of the day.
An independent provider of remittance and transformative financial service products for immigrants.
Despite being major economic contributors to the countries in which they live, many immigrants face significant barriers in accessing financial services. Remitly’s digital remittances product helps immigrants send money transfers to their loved ones all over the world, while its digital banking solution, Passbook, empowers immigrants to create bank accounts without social security numbers by accepting forms of official identification common to immigrants and their families. The company also works with Visa to enable customers to access their funds via Visa debit cards everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted. Remitly’s financial services products have been particularly important to immigrants and their families as the pandemic has interrupted things like traditional offline banking and remittances.