Opinion - October 21, 2020
Written by Bertrand Piccard - 5 min read
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1000+ Solutions for Qualitative Growth
To address sustainability challenges while enabling economic growth, Bertrand Piccard and the Solar Impulse Foundation have identified 1000+ clean and profitable solutions.
Explorer for sustainability
Bertrand dedicates his life to demonstrate the opportunities lying in sustainable development and to raise interest in profitable solutions to protect the environment.
As a pioneer, he understood that fighting climate change with clean and efficient technologies is opening-up new industrial markets and offering a unique and profitable opportunity for economic growth.
Educations cornerfor children, students and families
Solar Impulse was not built to carry passengers, but to carry a message. It provides a powerful educational platform for schools and universities students.
Endorsing the World Alliance
The World Alliance has entered in close and impactful collaboration with several international institutions, states and cities around the world to facilitate the selection, funding and implementation of the #1000solutions.
Supporting the World Alliance
World Alliance is working with like-minded incubators, accelerators and organizations to create a worldwide network to source 1000 clean, efficient and profitable solutions.
A shared vision for a clean future
The Solar Impulse Foundation and its Partners share a strong long-term vision: we want to promote clean and profitable solutions that tackle climate change and future-proof our societies.
A team is most of all a spirit
The Solar Impulse Foundation spirit is the cement that brings the team together. Professionals from all backgrounds, they know that the future can be written in renewable energy and clean processes.
The search-engine for climate action
The Explorer is a one-of-a-kind search engine that showcases profitable climate solutions from all over the world which are part of an ever-growing, curated, and publicly-accessible database.
A label focused on both environment and profitability
Assessed by independent experts, the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution label, serves as a credible marker of quality to decision-makers in business and governments.
Submit your Efficient Solution
For the first time a label assesses the economic profitability of solutions that protect the environment.Sign up to become a Member of the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions and submit it now!
What is the Experts’ role in evaluating the Solutions?
The Experts are key in the labelling process, using their technical and professional expertise to assess and critique Solutions seeking the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label.
How to become an Expert?
If you have more than five years technical experience in one of our target SDGS (6, 7, 9, 11, 12), the Expert role may be for you! You will be assigned Solutions fitting your expertise to review and assess.
Guiding users to implement efficient solutions in cities
This guide looks at the challenges that cities face to become more sustainable, suggesting solutions that help decision makers to harness the economic opportunities of the ecological transition.
The Solutions for Cities Initiative
Proposing solutions to help decision makers harness the economic opportunities of the ecological transition whilst reducing their environmental footprint.
The topics we focus on
Advocating for global action
The Foundation engages with the stakeholders of the ecological transition using the 1000+ Solutions Explorer as a mean to support this effort.
Engaging at international fora
Pushing for the adoption of effective modern regulations with businesses and governments.
Bringing solutions to cities and regions
Cities and regions have a crucial role to play in the race to decarbonise our economies.
COP27 - 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference
At COP 27, countries come together to take action towards achieving the world’s collective climate goals as agreed under the Paris Agreement and the Convention.
The world alliance, an ever-expanding network
The World Alliance for Efficient Solutions brings together the main actors in the field of clean technologies to create synergies, facilitate matchmaking between solution providers and investors.
Providing clean and profitable solutions that have the potential to address today’s environmental challenges.
Looking for clean and profitable investments opportunities.
Needing efficient solutions, ready to be implemented, to reach environmental targets.
Are you an innovator developing an efficient solution?
Get a neutral and rigorous evaluation of your solution by leading experts in your field and gain visibility as part of the Solutions Explorer.
A credible marker of quality to decision-makers in business and governments
The Solar Impulse Foundation will assess and label the solutions submitted by the World Alliance Members and bring support to members in the labelling process in order to help them being part of the Solutions Explorer.
Do you invest in clean and profitable technologies?
Get access to sustainable innovations and identify cutting-edge clean solutions for profitable investments.
An ever-expanding network
Search through our members database to find innovators, investors or solution seekers that you can interact with and find opportunities for collaboration.
Are you looking to implement solutions?
Get a credible tool to facilitate the solutions sourcing to reach environmental commitments.
The Efficient Solutions portfolio
A «pool» of solutions, ready to be promoted among decision-makers By bringing to decision-makers 1000+ clean and profitable solutions.
The World Alliance Charter
This Charter lays out the principles and values which guide the World Alliance and all of its Members.
Upcoming events and opportunities
Read about the events and activities which will be part of the Solar Impulse Foundation - or Bertrand Piccard - schedule.
A range of composite offering lightweight gains over metallic structures and/or interior solutions
Fresnel Solar Steam Generator
A solar solution for the generation of process steam at industrial facilities.
MADE (Microwave Assisted DEpolymerization)
A microwave-assisted alkaline hydrolysis for an economically viable recycling process of PET
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