May 31, 2021 – Breakthrough Energy, the umbrella name of several organizations that aim to accelerate innovation in sustainable energy and in other technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, published a Corporate Climate Action Playbook that includes ideas and action items for businesses large and small to help speed innovation and reduce GHGs along their supply chain.
Established in 2015 by Bill Gates and a coalition of private investors concerned about the impacts of accelerating climate change, Breakthrough Energy supports the innovations that will lead the world to net-zero emissions.
The playbook, which includes several case studies that describe and demonstrate effective transformations that are already underway, featured INOVUES and the 2019 pilot project with Saint-Gobain at their North America Research Center in Northborough, Massachusetts in one of the case studies.
In 2019, Saint-Gobain, the world's leading building products and materials company, in partnership with Greentown Labs, the largest cleantech incubator in North America, launched an accelerator program, the InNOVAte Challenge, focused on developing innovative solutions to disrupt incumbent technologies within the built environment. INOVUES was a winner in the challenge out of more than 110 startups from around the world. As a result, Saint-Gobain became one of the early adopters of INOVUES' insulating glass retrofit technology and also a shareholder in the company following their second investment in the business through NOVA, Saint-Gobain's external ventures arm, which is dedicated to fostering partnerships with startups, incubators, and venture capital.
Read more about the case study here.
Download the Corporate Climate Action Playbook here.