THE IMPACT SOLUTION LABEL

SOA IMPACT SOLUTION LABEL

The Sustainable Ocean Alliance Impact Solution Label is a certification label that recognizes ocean-positive startups with a stamp of approval for their efforts to deploy business practices that protect and preserve the ocean.

Recognizing Ocean-Positive Businesses

In a groundbreaking measure for ocean sustainability, Sustainable Ocean Alliance is partnering with Solar Impulse Foundation to launch the Impact Solution Label—the industry’s first certification label to recognize companies promoting solutions that contribute to the sustainability of the ocean sector.

The Sustainable Ocean Alliance Impact Solution Label builds on the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label, recognizing ocean-positive companies with a stamp of approval for their efforts to deploy business practices that protect and preserve the ocean.

Evaluating Impact

By collaborating with ocean ecopreneurs, investors, philanthropists, and scientific experts, Sustainable Ocean Alliance has created an unprecedented and comprehensive approach for gathering, structuring, and analyzing impact data from ocean startups globally. This strategy allows Sustainable Ocean Alliance to monitor and assess the positive ocean impact of solutions within the organization's extensive network of grants and investments.

Sustainable Ocean Alliance will apply this system to set the benchmark for the Impact Solution Label, thereby offering startups and investors the advantage of its proven impact evaluation methodology.

 

Eligibility

The Sustainable Ocean Alliance Impact Solution Label consists of a rigorous application process that analyzes how a company's business practices are specifically working to safeguard the ocean.

To be eligible for the Impact Solution Label, prospects must meet the following criteria as well as those listed on the Solar Impulse Foundation website:

  • For-Profit Startup

    Eligible businesses must be a for-profit startup to receive the Sustainable Ocean Alliance Impact Solution Label. 

  • Efficient Solution Label Recipient

    Startups must already have the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label to be eligible for the Sustainable Ocean Alliance Impact Solution Label.

     

  • Sustainable Development Goals

    Startups must be contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • Ocean Positive

    Startups must have business strategies and practices that sustain, regenerate, or restore the ocean's health and resilience.

  • Economically Competitive & Profitable

    Startups must be economically competitive within its market and have a business model that drives profitability.

  • Uniqueness

    Startups must have existing solutions that are clean, profitable, and outperform the mainstream options in their markets.

Ready to become Impact Solution Label certified?

Applications for the Sustainable Ocean Alliance Impact Solution Label will open soon!

Express your interest by filling out the form below.

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Questions?

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