IMPACT

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Waste Valorization and the Triple Win

Are you considering product lines that use discarded material? Do you want to better understand the opportunities related to waste valorization?   Do you need help finding value in by-products or remaining materials from a manufacturing process. Learn how we work with clients to do so.

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Empowering Impact Investment Decision-Making

How does a global philanthropic leader—whose investments and influence span the globe—build an effective progress monitoring and learning system to improve impact? Learn how we designed and built a multifaceted monitoring and learning system that supports our client’s work, that is sustainable, and that is flexible. The system improved our client’s internal processes and positioned the organization client—and the projects in which they invest—for greater long-term impact.

Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and the Ecosystem

How are innovation, entrepreneurship, and the ecosystem interconnected? What is the innovation ecosystem’s role in innovation? Is there a tie between entrepreneurship and innovation? Innovation Advisor Tawanda Muzhingi answers these questions and more, and provides examples that support his point of view.

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New Product Development and Plant-Based Ingredients: Overcome the Obstacles

Are you struggling to resolve the hurdles of using plant-based ingredient in your portfolio? What’s the impact to consumers of inconsistency in plant-based ingredients? Does the emerging science complicate new product development with these ingredients? And is it important to have multiple stakeholders involved as you look for solutions to the challenges of plant-based ingredient use? Read on for answers.

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Strengthening the Philippine Innovation Ecosystem

Can a nation promote economic growth by connecting to the innovation ecosystem? Since 2013, we’ve participated in implementing the Philippines’ Science, Technology, Research and Innovation for Development (STRIDE) program, which bolstered the country’s innovation ecosystem. Read about our work facilitating economic growth by connecting an organization to its innovation ecosystem.

Why Build an Innovation Ecosystem?

In collaboration with clients, we work to strengthen their innovation ecosystem to become the connective tissue that allows innovation to thrive. When we connect clients–commercial and government–to their innovation ecosystems, we also solidify their competitive positions. Read about our work to create a roadmap to support Guatemala’s innovation ecosystem

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Domestic Supply Chains: What’s In Store in 2022?

In 2021, COVID exposed significant risks associated with our modern logistics and the sourcing practices of our domestic original equipment and consumer product manufacturers. Today’s supply chains are complex, global systems designed to access the lowest-cost, often offshore suppliers. Predictions for 2022 are that supply chains will continue to be challenged. At the same time, Steve McManus sees positive signs for U.S. manufacturing and domestic supply chains.

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Need To Do More With Your Intellectual Property?

Patents can be a great source of competitive and innovation intelligence that you can use to make strategic decisions. We’ve developed a patent landscape process that does more for our clients. Read more.

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Making Products Safer for Humans and the Environment

Are you a global consumer goods company that wants to understand which water and oil repellent coating technologies are safe for people and the environment? In recent work, a client was considering transitioning their products from long-chain to shorter-chain perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs). We provided an independent review of the science. which compelled our client to consider a safer alternative.

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Uncovering Insights Regarding PFAS Treatment

It’s challenging to destroy PFAS compounds using currently available technology options. We work with organizations to help them adjust operations to respond. When our client was considering funding the development and commercialization of an early-stage PFAS-destruction process, we helped them make the right investment decisions.

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