We are delighted to announce three new Institutional Partners of Horizon18 – the global solutions platform for the clean energy economy.
Horizon18 partners Ceres ;Climate CoLab , a project of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence ; and Boston University’s Institute for Sustainable Energy will work in close collaboration with Horizon18 to bring together their diverse communities of startups and innovators, academic experts and researchers, investors, major companies, policymakers, and non-profits to explore sustainable solutions to climate change.
Horizon18 will be collaborating with our institutional partners to explore the full potential of Massachusetts’s extensive, international network of stakeholders in the clean economy.
On April 24-26, we will be attending the Ceres Conference 2018 in Boston where we will be launching a new contest in partnership with MIT Climate CoLab to drive innovation and solutions that target commercial and industrial energy efficiency.
Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization working with the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. Through powerful networks and advocacy, Ceres tackles the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses.
“Ceres is honored to be part of Horizon18 and to join investors and corporate leaders in discussing ways to scale up clean energy solutions. We look forward to collaborating with MassCEC, NECEC, and World Climate Ltd for the distinct purpose of accelerating the low-carbon economy through promoting clean energy and transportation policies and new innovative technologies.”
CEO and President of Ceres
Climate CoLab, a project of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence, is an online platform where over 100,000 people work with experts and each other to create, analyze, and select proposals for how to address climate change. Climate CoLab has hosted over 90 contests to help governments, companies, and organizations of all kinds surface projects and policies for transportation efficiency, building climate resilience, shifting public attitudes and behaviors, carbon pricing, and many other areas.
“Climate CoLab’s collaboration with Horizon18 will surface innovative solutions and important best practices for helping businesses around the world address climate change. By harnessing the collective intelligence of people in the corporate world – but also scientists, policymakers, students, and many others – we hope Climate CoLab can help build and gain momentum for more effective climate action than would have otherwise been developed.”
Professor Thomas W. Malone,
Director of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence and founder of Climate CoLab
Boston University’s Institute for Sustainable Energy is a university-wide center dedicated to facilitating the transition to a sustainable, climate-safe global energy system. Through interdisciplinary research, policy analysis, and collaborative engagement, our mission is to ensure that the energy systems of the world provide abundant, sustainable, and universally accessible energy services to both emerging and advanced economies.
“With its goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050, the City of Boston has established a leadership position on climate mitigation and adaptation, recognizing the issue as one that requires urgent action. The technical model that the Boston University’s Institute for Sustainable Energy team has developed will supply emissions reductions projections for different policy scenarios to support sound decision-making in pursuit of this goal.”
Principal Investigator of the ISE Carbon-Free Boston project, Professor of Earth and Environment at Boston University