Supercharging the Battery: The Pursuit of Safety and Power

Batteries have the power to transform our lives — they already have. First developed in the 1970s, lithium-ion batteries have expanded into a $7 billion industry. They power our phones, computers, cameras, radios, e-cigarettes, tools, and wheelchairs. They power our electric cars. They could even power electric planes. Lithium-ion batteries have the potential to unseat fossil fuel-based technologies and drive sustainability efforts to transition to clean energy sources. But they haven’t. Not yet, … Read More

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    This October, Altru Member Nakul Saran was appointed to COO of Sea the Future, an initiative by the Minderoo Foundation that works to end plastic waste globally. Sea the Future asks industry leaders to take the first step in fighting plastic pollution by making voluntary contributions to global recycling, collection, and environmental remediation efforts. 

    Nakul Saran grew up in Mauritius as the son of a diplomat.

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  • Altru Innovation Platform to Scale Big Ideas

    Screening Room and Innovation Platform at the Davos Clubhouse 

    Altru offers delegates of the Winter Summit a means to accelerate the development of projects, companies, and technologies focused on addressing complex global challenges. Guided by the belief that big problems are best addressed by the creative innovation of scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs, Altru’s focus is on identifying and scaling the most compelling proposals. 

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  • Impact Investment Platform to Premier in Davos

    Altru Institute will introduce its impact investment platform at its Winter Summit in Davos on January 20th.

    The Altru Innovation Platform will showcase the most promising technologies addressing complex global challenges. Energy, Climate, Sustainability, Health, AI are the primary themes.   Projects already identified in Addiction, Cancer, Infectious Disease. in the Energy space, energy, Battery technology, Solar-powered transportation, and magnetic energy generation.

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  • Fashion 4 Development Leads the Sustainable Fashion Revolution

    Like Altru Institute and its close relationship with the United Nations, F4D has established itself as a global platform that supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by harnessing the power of the fashion and beauty industries. F4D realizes that apparel brands are well suited to advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals, especially goal 12 for responsible consumption and production, due to the complexity and expansiveness of their footprint.

    Evie Evangelou created Fashion 4 Development … Read More