Our network is a growing community of the most disruptive thinkers, risk takers, and doers on the planet. Our goal is to enable our network to connect the dots between opportunity and system impact.
Interested in becoming a part of our network? Here’s how to connect with us.
Our network is cross-sectoral.
The decision-makers we bring together represent the entire system, including the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. The diversity of our network helps us avoid an echo-chamber effect.
Our network is full of leaders.
We seek out people who have a proven track record in their field and decision-making power in their organizations. By connecting these network members with innovators, we make it easy for them to act upon decisions that directly impact their sustainability and social responsibility goals.
CSO & VP of the Innovation Accelerator | NIKE Inc.
“We believe that the innovations required to create the future won’t come from a single source. Not from science. Not from technology. Not from governments. Not from business. But from all of us.”
Co-Chair, World Economic Forum; former CSO, IKEA
“Let’s not be complacent. There are huge opportunities if we collaborate. But it requires everybody to laser focus– and LAUNCH can really contribute to that.”
Senior Director of Global Impact and Giving, eBay
“Through eBay, we make it as easy as possible for consumers to sell and participate in the power of the Circular Economy. We are excited to join this extraordinary network of LAUNCH Circular that nurtures innovation and drives towards systems change.”
CEO, Kvadrat; Co-Chair, Circular Economy Advisory Board
“Circular Economy is on everybody’s lips these years. But action rather than talk and reports will drive the transition. That’s why I love working with pioneering partners and innovators through LAUNCH.”
Head of Sustainability Innovation | IKEA Group
“I’m happy to see the large global interest in the LAUNCH program and look forward to working with new partners.”
Henrik Norlin, Re:Newcell: LAUNCH Textiles Innovator
“At the LAUNCH Forum we not only got in contact with some of the most important actors in the market, we got a chance to develop our business plan in cooperation with both our future customers as well as our future suppliers. This was a true accelerator!”
Director of Innovation, USAID
“We are here to disrupt. Things will continue to change. It’s up to us to make sure they change for the better.”
Open Innovation Program Manager, NASA
“LAUNCH is a brain feast for me — an opportunity to talk about what if, and why not, and let’s do it. New ideas bubble up and collaborations are born.”
Founder & CEO, AiiM Partners
Former Senior Vice President of Research and Development, Mondelez
Research Fellow, Sustainable Minerals Institute, University of Queensland
Managing Director, Closed Loop Fund
Former Senior Manager, Walmart Global Food Sustainability
Director of Economic Growth, Cardno Emerging Markets USA
Founder and CEO, SCC Soft Computer
Director, Sustainable Business Value, VF Corporation
G Nagesh Rao
Chief Technologist, U.S. Small Business Administration
Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella
Former United Nations Under-Secretary-General
Corporate Water Program Lead, Apple
Founder and CEO, change:WATER Labs