Innovating Sustainability in Commerce
Updated: May 22
We're on a mission to accelerate sustainability across retailers and brands through harnessing innovation and partnerships. If you are interested in joining the journey, then read on!
In this GrowthBuilders Edition we are supported by Kantar's iLab to power sustainability across the Commerce industry. It’s time for brands and retailers to take action and utilise cutting-edge technology that delivers sustainability across their value chains without sacrificing growth and profit. With our combined expertise and passion, we're excited to enable positive change for both businesses and the planet.
Calling Brands & Retailers
Through our experienced & robust process, we've vetted over 1,000 innovators to curate our cohort of 8 super talented scale-ups (more info below!) we want to share with you via a 50 minute virtual showcase event. This is an opportunity to learn and request further collaboration opportunities where you see potential.
🚀 See more detail on the scale-ups and their pitches here 🚀
What are Editions?
GrowthBuilders Editions are a platform for top-tier, later stage tech scale-ups to showcase their products to a targeted network progressive corporates in a quick-fire virtual format. We speed up collaboration, co-creation and partnerships by selecting only the very best product ready scale-ups, saving corporates time, cost and increasing ROI through quality.
The Editions support scale-ups through client connections, specialist sessions on go-to-market strategies as well as providing insights, in this case, from Kantar iLab via 1-2-1 expert support, include the latest knowledge gathered through Kantar’s latest Sustainability report here.
Cynthia Vega, Dx Analytics Director and iLab’s Global Partnerships Lead, commented:
“We are happy to support the Sustainability in Commerce Edition by GrowthBuilders. At Kantar’s iLab we want to increase diversity and inclusion within the innovation ecosystem, boost collaboration and empower innovators from everywhere to reach scale as we shape the brands of tomorrow by better understanding people everywhere”
Meet our 8 scale-ups:
Advanced ESG tool (manage, measure, improve, and report on emissions, ESG, social impact, and drive sustainability performance).
MarTech solution to reduce marketing to high returning customers.
EcoTree provides European nature-based solutions for businesses committed to taking action against climate change.
Using AI to drive sustainability (Including forecasting to reduced wastage and personalisation to reduce returns).
Turn customer and employee transactions Into ROI-positive impactful engagements.
AI powered last mile delivery route optimisation and delivery management tool. It reduces CO2 emissions, cost of delivery and provides improved visibility for customers.
Empowering businesses to understand product environmental impacts and leverage them to drive decarbonization strategies.
ZigZag is a post purchase software solution to help retailers manage returns globally.
Tom Hoskin, GrowthBuilders co-founder gave his take on the Editions:
"GrowthBuilders Editions are really about curating a brilliant group of scale-ups to solve really important pre-defined problems for big brands across different industries. We are delighted to be supported by such rich expertise in Kantar on this Sustainability in Retail Edition, as we share a commitment to delivering innovation in large corporates around Sustainability and Net Zero."
GrowthBuilders has a rich history in unearthing, vetting and curating Retail innovators having worked hands-on with over 100 tech scale-ups from around the world to support challenges facing retailers and brands across their value chains.
Max Heal, GrowthBuilders ‘Sustainability in Commerce’ Lead, said:
“We're thrilled to partner with Kantar to continue to drive real change in the industry. Our collaboration will leverage our combined expertise to support scale-ups tackling the complex challenge of sustainability.”
Want to get involved?
If you are interested in getting involved in this Edition or our latest opportunities, get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org or see here for further info.
GrowthBuilders specialises in innovation through scale-up & corporate collaboration. They have supported over 550 B2B Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies and over 6,000 Corporate stakeholders across 15 industries to tackle innovation goals. GrowthBuilders are the trusted provider of Innovation Programmes for brands like BDO, Lloyds Banking Group and PwC.
About Kantar’s iLab
iLab is Kantar’s open innovation ecosystem, where employees, alongside consumer brands, start-ups and the academia come together to create and incubate a pipeline of innovative concepts leveraging AI-powered advanced analytics to feed into new products and solutions. By adopting an inclusive approach that draws on cross-functional support, iLab emulates the culture, speed, and disruptiveness of a start-up to move fast and accelerate new and future growth for Kantar and consumer brands.
If any of your wider network might be interested in the ‘Sustainability in Commerce’ innovation event please share the webinar registration link