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These are Europe's sustainable startups you need to know about. Positive startups receive record amounts of funding and scale at lightning speed. Why does this work? They tackle existential problems of climate change and offer groundbreaking products and services. The ideas of sustainable start-ups question existing systems and processes. From material science over carbon accounting to circular solutions. Whether it's the latest software, technology or service, here are the companies that are changing the world.

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LogoCompanySustainability SolutionsSustainability tagsLaunchFundingInvestorsTV ShowsLocationClass
3LM, https://www.3lm.network/Educators equipping farmers to regenerate soil and biodiversity.Biodiversity, networking2016   Europe, OtleyConsultant, Cross Industry, Strategy and Transformation, Europe
44.01, https://4401.earth/A solution that safely removes CO2 from the atmosphere turning it into rock.CO2 reduction, green energy, new materials, innovation2020$6.3mEarthshot Prize, Breakthrough energy venturesGrantsEurope, LondonInnovation, Climate, After Use, Europe
Adapta, https://www.adapta-paris.com/Innovative and responsible sourcing solution for leather and textile stocks in collaboration with luxury suppliers.Circular Economy, Resale, Textile Solution2018   Europe, ParisSolution Provider, Fashion, Design, Europe
Adaptavate, https://adaptavate.com/Developing carbon negative building materials and low-carbon construction products.New material, save resources, innovation2014  PrivateEurope, GloucestershireSolution Provider, Consumer Goods, Sourcing, Europe
Aid by Trade, https://www.aidbytrade.org/en/home/#orgaHelping people help themselves through trade it stands for an innovative approach that focuses on activating market forces instead of relying on charity.Networking, biodiversity, funding2005  PrivateEurope, HamburgAlliances, Cross Industry, Strategy and Transformation, Europe
Again, https://www.letsuseagain.com/A decentralized network of micro-cleaning facilities enables brands to reuse packaging for the same price as single use.Waste Reduction, Save Resources, Packaging2021$3,3mEka Ventures & Maersk GrowthPre-SeedsEurope, LondonSolution Provider, Climate, Logistics and Packaging, Europe
Agricarbon, https://agricarbon.co.uk/Providing rigorous and affordable soil carbon testing at scale.Carbon Accounting, CO2 Reduction, Green Energy, Biodiversity2020£ 3mcounteractSeedEurope, DundeeSolution Provider, Consumer Goods, Operations, Europe
Action, https://www.aktion.cc/SaaS platform for the corporate carbon footprint.CO2 reduction, transparency, carbon accounting2020   Europe, ParisConsultant, Technology, Sourcing, Europe
Accents, https://akzente.de/Business consulting and services focusing on sustainability.Transparency, CO2 reduction1993   Europe, MunichConsultant, Cross Industry, Strategy and Transformation, Europe
Alchemy Technology, https://www.alchemytechnology.com/Cleantech manufacturing solutions using unique digital materials manufacturing technologies.Textile solutions, waste reduction, innovation2014   Europa, CambridgeInnovator, Fashion, Research and Development, Europe
Algaeing, https://www.algaeing.com/Formulating algae-powered solutions for textiles, fibers, and dyeing.Textile solutions, waste reduction, innovation2016  Venture RoundsMiddle East, Tel AvivInnovator, Fashion, Design, Middle East
Alter Equity 3P, https://www.alter-equity.com/home-enSpecializes in growth capital and buyout investments.networking, funding2009  VentureEurope, ParisInvestors, Fintech, Financing, Europe
AnamXR, https://www.anamxr.com/B2B web-based virtual eCommerce and experience platform for the luxury industry accessible on any smart device.Web3, innovation2020 Fashion for Good Plug and play, Fashion for GoodGrantUnited States, Los AngelesInnovator, Luxury Goods, Research and Development, USA
Pineapple Anam, https://www.ananas-anam.com/Repurposes pineapple leaves into the sustainable vegan textiles branded Piñatex and Piñayarn.Innovation, Textile Solution2016£250kInnovationRCA, Greater London Investment Fund, Spark Ventures Europe, LondonSolution Provider, Fashion, Research and Development, Europe
Antex, https://antex.net/Textile group for synthetic fibers with a range of high performing and environmentally friendly yarns.Textile Solution, New Material2008   Europe, TerrasaInnovator, Fashion, Research and Development, Europe
Arianne, https://www.arianee.org/protocolProviding digital life to products, experiences, or communities through NFTs for real-world engagement.Web3, innovation, networking2017$ 32,6mCommerce Venture, Isai, NOIA Capital, Motier Ventures, Cygni Capital, Tiger Global Management, Bpifrance, etc.Series AEurope, ParisSolution Provider, Technology, Research and Development, Europe
Alter Equity 3P, https://www.alter-equity.com/home-enPrivate equity firm specializes in growth capital and buyout investments.networking, funding2009  VentureEurope, ParisInvestors, Fintech, Financing, Europe
B Corp, https://www.bcorporation.net/en-us/A non-profit that serves as a global community using business as a force for good by creating standards, policies, and tools for business.Traceability, transparency, CO2 reduction2006 Tripping Point FindGrantUSA, BerwynCertificate, Climate, Strategy and Transformation, USA
Berlin Ventures, http://www.berlinventures.com/An entrepreneur-driven pre-seed and seed investor offering primary and secondary funding.networking, funding2008  SeedEurope, BerlinInvestors, Fintech, Financing, Europe
Bethnal Green Ventures, https://www.bethnalgreenventures.com/Europe's leading early-stage tech for good VC.Diversity & Inclusion, Networking, Funding2010£ 4,1m VentureEurope, LondonInvestors, Fintech, Financing, Europe
Beyond Form, https://www.beyondform.io/portfolioA venture studio building & investing in fashion technologies with ambitious founders.Innovation, Web3, Funding2019  Private equityEurope, ParisInvestors, Fashion, Financing, Europe
Biodynamic Federation Demeter International, https://demeter.net/certification/standard/The worldwide movement of biodynamic agriculture embraces a holistic, ecological, and ethical approach to farming.Save resources, waste reduction, biodiversity, CO2 reduction1928   Europe, DarmstadtCertificate, Climate, Strategy and Transformation, Europe
Bioxegy, https://www.bioxegy.com/Agency of bio biomimicry engineering customized bio-inspired technologies.Green energy, innovation, biodiversity2018   Europe, ParisConsultant, Technology, Research and Development, Europe
Biozeroc, https://www.biozeroc.com/Innovating in biotech & scaleable process technology to create carbon-negative construction materials.Innovations, new materials2021£350kZero Carbon CapitalPre-SeedsEuropa, CambridgeSolution Provider, Climate, Research and Development, Europe
Bluesign, https://www.bluesign.com/enGlobal seal for environment, health and production safety, helping companies and suppliers to establish sustainable products.Textile Solution, Green Energy, New Materials2000   Europe, St GallenInnovator, Cross Industry, Strategy and Transformation, Europe
BoltThreads, https://boltthreads.com/Material solutions company developing vegan leather made from mycelium mushrooms, branded Mylo and b-silk.Innovation, Textile Solution, Vegan2009$ 334.1mNan Fung, Foundation Capital, Innovation Endeavors, Founders Fund, Baillie Gifford, Formation 8, etc.Series eBerkeley, USASolution Provider, Fashion, Research and Development, USA
Breakthrough Energy, https://www.breakthroughenergy.org/Advancing clean, reliable, affordable energy solutions that will lead us to a net-zero emissions future.Green energy, innovation, CO2 reduction2016$ 2.2B  VentureUnited States, SeattleInvestors, Climate, Financing, USA
Business For Nature, https://www.businessfornature.org/A global coalition that brings together business and conservation organizations and forward-thinking companies.Networking2019   GlobalAlliances, Cross Industry, Strategy and Transformation, Global
BuyYourWay, https://buyyourway.eu/A sustainable development consulting firm for responsible purchasing.Networking, circular economy, transparency, traceability, resale, reuse2013   Europe, ParisConsultant, Fashion, Strategy and Transformation, Europe
BYBOREE, https://byborre.com/A textile innovation studio working on the frontiers of material development, functionality and aesthetics through engineered knits.Textile solution, innovation, new material2010$18,1m Series BEurope, AmsterdamSolution Provider, Fashion, Design, Europe
BYONDXR, https://www.byondxr.com/Letting brands/retailers and manufacturers to build stores and showrooms in the metaverse.Web3, innovation2016$7,5mFirstime Venture Capital, HTCSeedUSA, NYCConsultant, Technology, Design, Europe
C1 Green Chemicals AG, https://www.carbon.one/Circular Carbon Chemistry developing climate-friendly chemistry.Innovation, new materials, green energy2022  Pre-SeedsEurope, BerlinInnovator, Climate, Operations, Europe
Carbon Capture Inc., https://www.carboncapture.com/A climate tech company offering modular and upgradeable carbon dioxide air capture systems.CO2 reduction, green energy, innovation2019$35mTime Ventures, IdeaLab, Lightbank, Rio ITnto, Prime Movers LabSeries AUnited States, Los AngelesInnovator, Climate, Operations, USA
Carbon Re, https://carbonre.com/Climate tech company using AI solutions to decarbonize energy-intensive industriesWeb3, innovation, CO2 reduction2020£ 5,2mUniversity of Cambridge Enterprise, Blue Impact Ventures, UCL Technology Fund, Parkwell Advisor, Clean Growth Fund, Planet A VenturesSeedEurope, LondonSolution Provider, Climate, Financing, Europe
Ceezer, https://www.ceezer.earth/One central platform to screen, purchase, and manage carbon credits for quality.Carbon accounting, traceability, CO2 reduction2021$5,2mPicus Capital, Carbon Removal Partners, Norrsken VCSeedEurope, BerlinSolution Provider, Fintech, Financing, Europe
Ceres, https://www.ceres.org/homepageA non-profit organization that advocates for sustainability leadership.Networking, Diversity & Inclusion, Transparency1989 Capricorn Investment GroupVentureUnited States, BostonConsultant, Cross Industry, Operations, USA
Cilkoa, https://cilkoa.com/Unprecedented barrier solutions for paper packaging, eliminating plastic packaging.Packaging, Save Resources, New Material2022   Europe, GrenobleInnovator, Climate, Research and Development, Europe
circ gmbh & co kg, https://www.circ.de/en/Creating live communications, networking, and creative consulting.Diversity & Inclusion, Communication, Networking1994   Europe, WiesbadenConsultant, Cross Industry, Strategy and Transformation, Europe
circular.fashion, https://circular.fashion/en/Change agency creating system and software innovation for a circular economy in fashion and textiles.Circular Economy, Textile Solution2017   Europe BerlinSolution Provider, Fashion, Sourcing, Europe
City Light, https://citylight.vc/portfolio/Invest in impactful companies in the areas of education, safety and care, and the environment.networking, funding2004$82,1mImpact Venues II, Impact Ventures III USA, NYCInvestors, Fintech, Financing, USA
Change Now, https://www.changenow.world/Hosting an annual summit by connecting innovators, investors, companies, media, and cities all around the globe so they can join forces in finding solutions.Networking, innovation, funding2017   Europe, ParisAlliances, Climate, Strategy and Transformation, Europe
Clean Greens, https://www.cleangreens.ch/about-cleangreens-solutionsAn agro-technology company provides innovative cultivation technology via mobile aeroponics equipment.Biodiversity, CO2 reduction2013€12,4mVentura Kick, NIVALIS group, TR invest, Verve Ventures, FIT Europe, GenevaSolution Provider, Climate, Operations
Clean Tech For Europe, https://www.cleantechforeurope.com/The initiative aims to bridge the gap between the community of EU cleantech companies, innovators, venture capital, and policy-makers.networking, funding2021   Europe, BrusselsAlliances, Cross Industry, Strategy and Transformation, Europe
Clear Fashion, https://www.clear-fashion.com/Mobile application guiding consumers to make the right decisions in fashion.Circular Economy, Textile Solution, Carbon Accounting, Transparency2017   Europe, ParisSolution Provider, Fashion, Marketing, Europe
Client Earth, https://www.clientearth.de/An environmental law charity using the law to hold governments and other companies to account for climate change, nature loss, and pollution.CO2 reduction, saving resources, biodiversity2007   Europe, LondonAlliances, Climate, Strategy and Transformation, Europe
Climate Partners, https://www.climatepartner.com/Solution provider for corporate climate action offering individual consulting and cloud-based software.Carbon accounting, CO2 reduction, transparency2006   Europe, MunichConsultant, Climate, After Use, Europe
Climate Seed, https://climateseed.com/Consulting services and technological tools to measure GHG emissions.Carbon accounting, traceability, CO2 reduction, transparency2018   Europe, ParisSolution Provider, Climate, Marketing, Europe
Climate Stories Project, https://www.climatestoriesproject.org/An educational and artistic forum for sharing personal stories about the changing climate.Networking2014   United States, LexingtonAlliances, Climate, Strategy and Transformation, USA
Climeworks, https://climeworks.com/Carbon dioxide air capture services via direct air capture technology.CO2 reduction, green energy, innovation2009€748mSwiss Entrepreneurs Foundation, Baillie Gifford, GIC, BigPoint Holding, M&G Investment, Global Founders Capital, Swiss Re, Etc.Private equityEurope, ZurichSolution Provider, Climate, Research and Development, Europe

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