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We are on a mission to redesign systems at the root of our climate crisis.
In 2009 we launched a new non-profit model for funding climate tech deployment. Breaking down barriers to innovation alongside entrepreneurs provides us unique insight into the policy, market, and technology innovation needed to build systems to uplift people and communities around the world.Read More
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Community investment is the missing piece of climate action
There's been explosive investment in new technologies aimed at decarbonizing the planet. But Elemental's CEO Dawn Lippert says something key is missing from this strategy: investment in the local people these solutions would most affect.
10 tips to help climate startups leverage policy for growth
As one entrepreneur says, "Policy development is the single most important scaling factor for our business."
6 things you didn’t know about my friend, Dawn
Reflections from Elemental's Chief of Staff Melissa Uhl on the journey she and Dawn have been on from Hawaii to Scotland and so many places in between.
Square Partnerships Toolkit
This toolkit gives an overview of Elemental’s Square Partnership model and is meant to provide guidance and examples on how to engage with community partners in an equitable and effective way.
How to infuse equity into the technology design process
A deep dive into what a square partnership looks like in action, from a project to advance mobility justice and equity-centered design.