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Environmental strategy
Time to rethink the future
River and forest landscape, environment, nature

We are facing a climate and biodiversity crisis. The world is not on track to achieve its sustainability objectives. On the contrary, on many measures, from CO2 emissions to species loss, we are moving in the opposite direction.

The planet demands action, now

CREATING A WORLD IN WHICH SOCIETIES AND ECONOMIES OPERATE WITHIN PLANETARY BOUNDARIES – AND ONE IN WHICH PEOPLE AND NATURE THRIVE – IS THE DEFINING CHALLENGE OF THE NEXT CENTURY.

Alongside community initiatives and personal choices, state regulation, the actions of companies and civil society, startups – and social enterprises – have an important and disruptive role to play in accelerating the global transition to sustainability. As a global network, we are stepping forward and aligning our efforts to achieve impact at scale.

 

Collaboration for impact

IMPACT HUBS ACROSS THE GLOBE HAVE BEEN ADDRESSING ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES FOR YEARS.

Through programs that facilitate startup-corporate collaboration such as the recent global IKEA Food Innovation Program, or the Circular Economy transition program run by the Swiss Impact Hubs.

Through events, such as local Climathons, initiatives that tackle the question: “Are we facing the sixth mass extinction?” by Impact Hub Taipei, and our recent LIVE with Impact Hub where we talked about environmental action through entrepreneurship with Professor Muhammad Yunus.

Through partnerships with organizations such as WWF and Climate KIC. Under our new environmental strategy, we will continue to drive these initiatives, improve our way of measuring impact and tell the story of our contribution.

Let’s be brave

WE WANT TO QUESTION THE STATUS-QUO – AND BE A CONTRIBUTOR TO REIMAGINING DIFFERENT SYSTEMS AND ECONOMIC MODELS TO CREATE A WORLD IN WHICH NATURE AND HUMANS THRIVE.

First steps of collective action

1 We will set the example through our own spaces. Become a role model by becoming the first CO2 neutral coworking community by 2025! 

2 We want to support the 24.500+ entrepreneurs in our community to have neutral or even positive environmental impact, too.

3 We will put an emphasis on building capacity in impact entrepreneurship with a focus on sustainable food & agriculture and net-zero (energy, industry, mobility, etc). The ultimate goal is to support green, sustainable ventures to scale their impact, faster and further.