Four Macro Trends Affecting the Cleantech Landscape


Todd Allmendinger
We look to new and rapidly growing companies to identify leading themes in sustainable innovation. We talk to the people at these entrepreneurial companies; we talk to the investors who fund them; we talk to the incubators, accelerators and development agencies that nurture them; we talk to the existing corporates who may be challenged by them or find opportunities in them. In talking to all these people, we like to cover the ABCs: attractiveness of the market, business models and... Read More »

You Are What You Eat: Supply Chain Transparency in the Food System


Todd Allmendinger
In the US television show, Portlandia, there is an episode in which several diners at a restaurant start asking about the dishes, the condition the chickens were raised in, the names of the chickens, and ultimately leave the restaurant to visit the farm where the chickens were raised. While this comedic license may go a bit far, the availability of sensors, blockchain, and data analytics, combined with food service and customer requirements, can improve safety and accountability throughout the food... Read More »