Davos 2020

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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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

Altru Member Nakul Saran appointed COO of Sea the Future

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. 

Having grown up in Mauritius, immersed in island culture, Nakul’s formative years were shaped by his relationship to the … Read More

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

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.

Altru seeks to source the most promising innovations from around the world.Read More