Verizon Forward for Good Accelerator
Meet our climate justice cohort
Follow the cohort's journey from concept to deployment.
We will uncover the story of communities disrupted by climate change, and spotlight the startups working to bring them justice.
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Acknowledges that climate impacts are felt differently across communities, and aims to ensure that no one shoulders an unequal burden. Climate change effects everyone, but those with limited resources are the first to feel it.
While next-generation technology has become key to slowing and stopping climate change, it’s been underutilized to support solutions for Americans most exposed to climate risk. We believe that needs to change. With our leading edge technology, and your support, we can help communities weather the changing climate, and take steps towards climate justice together.
We are seeking solutions that help communities build resilience and thrive as the climate changes, especially populations with systemic challenges related to race, gender, disability, income, immigration status, or age.
- User Representative & Community Research
- Ecosystem Mapping
- Strategy & Value Proposition
- Branding & Communications
- Business Pitching
- Climate Justice
- User Testing
- Product Roadmapping & Success Tracking
- Scaling & GTM
- Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Areas of focus
Startups working on early stage solutions that leverage technology to support vulnerable communities in any of the following sectors are encouraged to apply.
How vulnerable communities feel the impacts of climate change:
- Lack of Voice in Decision-Making
- Limited Access to Healthcare, Finance & Transportation
- Inadequate Local Infrastructure
- Limited Opportunity to Regain or Maintain Employment
- Limited Physical Mobility
- Reliance on Caregivers / Limited Autonomy
- Less Access to Community Resources & Education
By creating solutions that further climate justice we can protect:
- Agricultural productivity & food security
- Physical infrastructure, property & critical services
- The quality and security of our water supply
- Our crops from pests, vector borne, and water borne diseases
- Human health and livelihood
- Our shared home
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