“During the hack weekend, my team and I worked on the implementation of a sustainability score to evaluate the sustainability of most of the commerce products. We proposed a model, and at the wake of the Collabathon Earth Day Dialogues 2020, we wanted to share it more widely with companies, politicians and industry. To reach this goal, we have been discussing the project with the Hyperledger Foundation and many market leading companies, to test and improve it,” says Karolina Gorna as we speak about her teamwork with Arnav Khanna and Anshu Kumar Jain in the Consumer Disclosure Working Group at the Open Climate Collabathon.
“Because cooperating via Open Source is simply the most efficient way to make progress and create value, I believe that ultimately most things will be produced in this way – it is just a question of time,” says Sam Tuke, serial Open Source entrepreneur and CEO of mailtech startup Lightmeter.
“Every community in the US has a few leaders that want to tackle climate change in an equitable way, we are hoping they will use our tools to become an Originator, and get started,” says Franz Hochstrasser, CEO and Co-Founder of Raise Green, and New Haven Community Solar.
“We believe in the idea of common goods, and an open source integral carbon accounting system would definitely be one. The fact, that it should be the outcome of an Open Innovation process makes it even more exciting,” says Mag.a Cornelia Huis, who engages as researcher in the Department of Marketing & Relationship Management at the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences.
“The current system with privatization of gains and socialization of costs of economic activity is leading us into catastrophy. An important first step is the need for new thinking. We need global citizens with the right common good oriented values compass, with the knowledge to understand the long-term and global consequences of individual and local action and with the conceptual frameworks and (digital) tools for meaningful and rewarding engagement,” says Dr. Miroslav Polzer, founder and CEO of the International Association for the Advancement of Innovative Approaches to Global Challenges and team leader of communications and events for the Climate Chain Coalition.
“Cultivating collective intelligence means establishing an inclusive culture, allowing and even encouraging participation, implementing methods for collaboration that maximize the exchange of ideas and the selection of good ideas,” says Tiberius Brastaviceanu, co-founder and active affiliate at Sensorica, a stigmergic environment for synergistic open innovation.
“Currently, intellectual and financial capital is still the primary means for corporate valuation, but more and more we will start realizing this falls short since new companies will showcase value growth and impact through collaboration, open source and a growing network effect from shared purpose. The challenge is to capture this and find creative ways to translate this into financial capital, albeit a more enlightned version of financial capital,” says Dr. Martin Wainstein, founder and lead researcher at the Yale University’s Open Innovation Lab, Resident Fellow at the Center for Business and the Environment at Yale (CBEY) and research manager at MIT Media Lab for its Digital Currency Initiative.
“Translating the pledges to mathematical formulas and using IoT devices to measure the actual trends in climate change in each participating nation is one way to enforce the strict rules that are missing today and bridge the value action gap,” says Kavyashree Umesh Bangalore, an experienced software engineer and research assistant at New York University Tandon School of Engineering where she applies the potential of technology to implement sustainability in economic operations.
“Handprint is a measure of what we can do individually, and together, to restore the balance between consumption and the planet’s carrying capacity,” says Nataša Božjak, Advisor at the Agency of the Republic of Slovenia for Agricultural Markets and Rural Development, as we speak about Biodiversity, Education, Regenerative Agriculture and Renewable Energies.
“Developed countries must share their knowledge and technology with developing countries, helping them to set up green technologies,” says Dr. Martin Baitz, director of content at thinkstep, a Sphera company, as we speak about carbon offseting, disseminating clean technologies and evolving social equity.