Company Profile

Lynker

Provides marine, ocean, and coastal scientific services to forecast how water moves throughout the nation

Company Information
All of Inc.'s Best in Business honorees started 2021 as private, U.S.-based, independent (non-subsidiary) companies and, in the opinion of Inc.'s editors, made a best-in-class impact (on society, the environment, their industries, their immediate communities, or even the lives of their workers) in 2021.
Data as of Publication on Dec 7, 2021
Industry
Environmental Services
Year Founded
2007
Location
Leesburg, Virginia
Leadership
Joe Linza
Data as of Publication on Dec 7, 2021
Inc. Honors
Inc. 5000 Regionals: DC Metro
No. 84 (2021), No. 115 (2020)
Inc. Best in Business
Environmental Services (2021)
Lynkner donated hundreds of labor hours worth more than $20,000 in billable time to help organizations with grant proposal development, community surveys, and conservation network leadership. The company's Hawaii County CAREs Act funded work to provide several thousand pandemic-related community meals through the local nonprofit Friends of the Future.
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Inc. 5000
No. 2305 (2021), No. 1543 (2020), No. 1393 (2019), No. 1602 (2018), No. 1237 (2017), No. 3000 (2016)

4ocean

Assembles ocean clean-up crews around the world and turns recovered plastics into jewelry

Company Information
All of Inc.'s Best in Business honorees started 2021 as private, U.S.-based, independent (non-subsidiary) companies and, in the opinion of Inc.'s editors, made a best-in-class impact (on society, the environment, their industries, their immediate communities, or even the lives of their workers) in 2021.
Data as of Publication on Dec 7, 2021
Industry
Environmental Services
Year Founded
2017
Location
Boca Raton, Florida
Leadership
Alex Schulze
Data as of Publication on Dec 7, 2021
Inc. Honors
Inc. Best in Business
Environmental Services (2021)
4ocean has removed 17 million pounds of trash from the ocean and coastlines and has a goal of removing 20 million pounds by the end of 2021. The company recently partnered with Poralu Marine on the launch of the BeBot, an effective ecofriendly beach cleaning robot that mechanically sifts sand to remove plastic waste and other debris without harming the local environment.
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Air Protein

Produces protein that's more sustainable than meat and plant-based protein

Company Information
All of Inc.'s Best in Business honorees started 2021 as private, U.S.-based, independent (non-subsidiary) companies and, in the opinion of Inc.'s editors, made a best-in-class impact (on society, the environment, their industries, their immediate communities, or even the lives of their workers) in 2021.
Data as of Publication on Dec 7, 2021
Industry
Environmental Issues
Year Founded
2019
Location
Pleasanton, California
Leadership
Lisa Dyson
Data as of Publication on Dec 7, 2021
Inc. Honors
Inc. Best in Business
Environmental Issues (2021)
Air Protein secured $32 million in a Series A round of funding to develop and commercialize a protein-based meatlike product created from CO2 molecules, as an alternative to greenhouse-gas-intensive farming and agriculture.
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Impossible Foods

Produces sustainable plant-based meat, fish, and dairy products

Company Information
All of Inc.'s Best in Business honorees started 2021 as private, U.S.-based, independent (non-subsidiary) companies and, in the opinion of Inc.'s editors, made a best-in-class impact (on society, the environment, their industries, their immediate communities, or even the lives of their workers) in 2021.
Data as of Publication on Dec 7, 2021
Industry
Environmental Issues
Year Founded
2011
Location
Redwood City, California
Leadership
Pat Brown
Data as of Publication on Dec 7, 2021
Inc. Honors
Inc. Best in Business
Environmental Issues (2021)
Impossible Foods partnered with food banks and community organizations during the pandemic to donate food to people coping with food insecurity. The company also instituted double-digit price cuts for consumers, restaurants, and distributors to make its products more affordable to all.
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Aether

Manufactures carbon-negative diamonds made from air

Company Information
All of Inc.'s Best in Business honorees started 2021 as private, U.S.-based, independent (non-subsidiary) companies and, in the opinion of Inc.'s editors, made a best-in-class impact (on society, the environment, their industries, their immediate communities, or even the lives of their workers) in 2021.
Data as of Publication on Dec 7, 2021
Industry
Environmental Issues
Year Founded
2018
Location
New York , New York
Leadership
Ryan Shearman
Data as of Publication on Dec 7, 2021
Inc. Honors
Inc. Best in Business
Environmental Issues (2021)
Aether Diamonds launched during the pandemic to create carbon-neutral diamonds that actually remove carbon from the air, creating cleaner, less-polluted air in the process and saving land from strip mining. More than $3 million worth of orders in the first five months removed over 9,750 metric tonnes of air pollution and offset more than 600 years of the average American’s carbon footprint.
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