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Hands up for a circular economy

Switzerland’s Circular Economy Transition initiative is dedicated to supporting startups that can accelerate the country’s transition to circularity. It has put more than 50 startups through its Circular Economy Incubator programme, with the latest cohort of 33 set to start the three-month hybrid incubator next week. They include Mission Mycelium, which transforms waste products into …

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Boost for social impact pioneers

A European investment fund committed to accelerating circular economy solutions has raised €110m. The Rubio Impact Ventures fund says it expects to support more than 30 companies through this second funding round, across its three impact themes: circular solutions, people power, and healthy living. Fair-coffee brand Wakuli, cultivated meat headliner Mosa Meat and Litterati, a free app that inspires people …

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Calling circular pioneers

The Circulars Accelerator ’22 was launched this year by Accenture in collaboration with the World Economic Forum. The six-month programme is designed to catalyse actions that can accelerate the global transition to an equitable and circular economy. Early stage companies pioneering circular economy innovations can find out more about the accelerator during a live event …

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London-based Vinterior raises €9.3 million to become Europe’s leading curated vintage marketplace for home decor 

Vinterior, a leading marketplace for curated vintage furniture and home accessories, today announces that it has raised approx. €9.3 million in Series A funding led by Active Partners. The investment will be used to supercharge international growth and product innovation, build out the Vinterior team, and bring sustainable, vintage and antique home decor to consumers across… …

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$1 Billion for Nature

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos launched the Bezos Earth Fund last year committing $10 billion to the global fight against climate change. And this week the fund has pledged $1 billion to support conservation and biodiversity efforts, especially those driven by ‘local communities and Indigenous peoples’. Initiatives in the ‘Congo Basin, the tropical Andes, and the tropical Pacific Ocean’ …

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