Morgan Stanley
  • Institute for Sustainable Investing
  • May 27, 2022

Meet Five New Organizations Bringing Sustainability Solutions to Market

Meet the five emerging organizations that make up the second cohort of the Morgan Stanley Sustainable Solutions Collaborative.

Five innovative and systemic sustainability concepts that re-imagine everything from concrete to oceans and schools compose the second cohort of the Morgan Stanley Sustainable Solutions Collaborative.

This cohort emerges from a months-long global search for the most promising solutions to the world’s most pressing sustainability challenges, led by the Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing. Selected for their systems-approach, scalability and innovation, each organization will receive a $250,000 award in addition to a year-long partnership with the firm that will help them grow and scale.

“Each of these organizations has the potential to scale and contribute to creating the type of systemic change needed to achieve a more sustainable future,” says Matthew Slovik, Head of Global Sustainable Finance at Morgan Stanley.

Meet the 2022 Sustainable Solutions Collaborative Recipients

CarbonBuilt is a startup from Los Angeles, California, delivering a scalable concrete product that reduces carbon emissions by 70% to over 100% compared with traditional concrete, without compromise to performance or production cost.

ISeeChange, a data company from New Orleans, Louisiana, empowers communities to report and track climate change impact. Their AI-enabled model cross references community-reported events with real-time data, to foster sustainable, equitable and efficient infrastructure and public works projects in municipalities across North America.

Notpla, a sustainable packaging startup based in the UK, offers the convenience of single-use plastics without the environmental impact. Notpla’s home-compostable, seaweed-based plastic alternatives biodegrade in just four to six weeks.

A Notpla container.

OceanMind is a nonprofit based in the UK that aids enforcement and compliance efforts to protect the world’s oceans. OceanMind draws on AI modeling and satellite data to provide marine enforcement agencies with geolocations of suspected illegal fishing, human and workers’ rights violations and threats to ocean health.

OceanMind identifies and illustrates an unlicensed vessel at sea.

Teesas is a Nigeria-based EdTech startup, delivering curriculum-aligned online educational content to elementary school students across the African continent. Teesas delivers engaging tutor-led videos and e-books in both English and local indigenous languages.

Members of the Teesas team, including Founder and CEO Osayi Izedonmwen (second from right).

“This cohort is taking the latest breakthroughs from science and technology to deliver true impact for communities and for nature, reflecting a boundless ambition and optimism to tackle today's biggest sustainability issues,” says Audrey Choi, a Senior Advisor at Morgan Stanley and founder of the Collaborative.

The 2022 recipients join a community that includes last year’s inaugural cohort, a group of global innovators re-imagining healthcare, climate solutions, plastic waste reduction and ecosystem services with innovative distribution methods and technology platforms.

Learn more about the Sustainable Solutions Collaborative.