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Unreasonable Impact | Rescuing Old Clothes From Landfills by Turning Them Into New Fabric and Fuel

by Brittany Lane
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Jeplan envisions a circular world in which we take all used or unwanted personal belongings, recycle the materials, and then sell them as new products. Starting with cotton and polyester, this company is reimagining waste disposal, which reduces the use of petroleum and diminishes carbon emissions. Based in Japan, Jeplan has established collection points around the country in collaboration with major retail and apparel brands to gather discarded clothes.

Unreasonable Impact | India Faces a Massive Waste Crisis, But Not For Long

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Banyan Nation is changing the way India recycles and thinks about waste management and sustainability by focusing on plastic. Currently, the quality of plastic recyclate is very poor. An award-winning company, Banyan Nation is building one of India’s first vertically integrated, formal recycling businesses by leveraging simple mobile technology applications. They aggregate informal sector collectors and innovative plastics recycling technology to create “Better Plastic” – good for the industry, society, and environment.

Unreasonable Impact | Meet the Company That Could Impact Two Billion Lives

by Aubrey Sanders
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Greenlight Planet designs, manufactures, distributes, and finances solar-powered home energy systems and appliances for the two billion people in Asia and Africa living without access to a reliable and affordable electrical grid. To date, the company has sold over six million solar-powered lanterns and home energy systems, impacting over 20 million people in over 50 countries.

Unreasonable Impact | An App For the New Era of Cloud Farming

by Aubrey Sanders
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Agri Info Design’s app, AgriBus-NAVI, is a simple GPS guidance system to mount on agricultural machinery, allowing farmers to create straight and evenly spaced plow lines on large land plots. Farmers who operate large machinery often struggle to navigate efficiently, leading to excessive fertilizer and pesticide use and wasted seeding. Through the use of this technology, Agri Info Design is laying the groundwork for “cloud farming” and enhanced agricultural productivity.

Unreasonable Impact | Harnessing Nature Through Biotechnology to Impact Food, Water, and Health

by Brittany Lane
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Richcore India develops and delivers biotechnology solutions that conserve food, water, and energy, in addition to improving health. They create animal origin free (AOF) proteins for pharmaceutical companies that manufacture medicines like insulin and vaccines. In fact, their solutions are already present in one in three vaccines and one in four insulin shots globally. Their various solutions are also suitable for industries as diverse as cosmetics, textiles, and dairy.

This Company is Creating a World Where Conserving Water is a Way of Life

by Brittany Lane
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Based in Singapore, Ecosoftt – Eco Solutions For Tomorrow, Today – specializes in decentralized management of water, wastewater, and environmental services for the developed and developing worlds. Their Water SMART Homes & Communities platform allows property owners and building managers to reduce their water footprint and waste by up to 50 percent, to recycle and reuse up to 80 percent of wastewater for non-potable purposes, and to discharge at least 20 percent of treated water in a way that protects Mother Nature.

Being a Reservist at Barclays

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Reservists manage their Armed Forces careers alongside their civilian lives, giving up their spare time to serve. We asked Will Blair, who works in Corporate Communications at Barclays, why he became a Reservist and his advice to anyone thinking of joining.

How did you become a Reservist?

Barclays | Leading Questions: Kathleen Britain

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Kathleen Britain was raised in California and joined Barclays in 2005, from the wealth management arm of Wachovia Bank (now Wells Fargo) in New York. Britain was appointed Head of Charities for Barclays in 2016, having previously been Barclays Head of Citizenship for UK and Europe. She has strong personal links to the charity sector, serving as a trustee for the National AIDS Trust, Stop The Traffik, and the Stephenson Academy.

What is your role at Barclays and how did you get here?

Ashok Vaswani on How to Make Innovation Culture "Stick"

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“Culture is more important than spend,” says Ashok Vaswani, CEO of Barclays UK. “Ultimately, people who are excited by technology want permission to do things. If you can give them that permission, that’s when exciting things happen. And who has that authority? It has to start at the top. The role of senior management is to make sure that folks like me don’t hold them up or create trouble for them. My job is to make sure that people get out of the way.”

Barclays | In the World: The ‘Digital Eagle’

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In the first of our regular stories about Barclays colleagues helping their communities, Digital Eagle Shweta Walia explains why she joined a programme to train 2,100 Marie Curie nurses to use computer tablets, freeing them to spend more time caring for patients with a terminal illness.

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