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. 

Altru has developed a comprehensive Innovation Platform for members to reach a Read More

The Fashion of Sustainability: Transforming Practice

The clothing and textile industry is the second largest polluter in the world. The first? Oil. When we think of pollution, we imagine coal powerplants, landfills of waste, raw sewage, black smoke and thick smog, strip-mined mountaintops. It’s an image refined and curated by the contrast between headlines of oil spills and burning forests and glamorous, glossy images of beautiful clothing, jewelry – the latest fashions.

The EPA reports that 15.1 million tons of textile
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Marie-Cassandre Bultheel Publishes Book on Sustainable Well-Being

Wellness entrepreneur, sustainability advocate,  and Altru Member Marie-Cassandre Bultheel celebrates the launch of her first book, Traité d’Humanité Durable, les 7 Racines du Bien-être, published in France by Editions PLON, and anticipating release in both the United States and the United Kingdom. In her book, she proposes Seven Roots of Wellbeing, or tools to create individual and collective transformation. 

Since her childhood she has believed that everyone in the world is entitled to happiness, … Read More

Altru Institute Commissions Study on Energy Storage Collaboration

Altru Institute has commissioned engineering students at leading global universities to conduct a global study on progress being made by the private sector to address the global climate crisis. 

The focus is not on governments; instead, the focus is on the private sector, individual innovators, and the potential of technology to advance progress. The study examines the field of energy storage, which most regard as the gate to advancing clean energy. 

“The object is to

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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