The supporters of this project include Impact Partners headed by Dan Cogan and Geralyn Dreyfous, the executive producer of the 2004 Oscar-winning documentary, Born Into Brothels. Impact Partners is a film fund for investors and philanthropists who seek to promote social change through film. Since its inception less than three years ago, Impact Partners has been involved in the financing of over 25 films, including The Cove, which won the 2010 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature; Freeheld, which won the 2008 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Film; The Garden, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 2009. www.impactpartnersfilm.com
The Fledgling Fund seeks to improve the lives of vulnerable individuals, families, and communities by supporting innovative media projects that target entrenched social problems.www.thefledglingfund.org
Chicken & Egg Pictures is a hybrid film fund and non-profit production company dedicated to supporting women filmmakers who are as passionate about the craft of storytelling as they are about the social justice, environmental and human rights issues they’re embracing, translating and exploring on film.
The 11th Hour Project promotes a fuller understanding of the impact of human activity within the web of interdependent living systems by helping organizations develop more responsible relationships with the world’s water, energy, and food resources.
In a world that is increasingly interrelated, the Compton Foundation seeks to foster human and ecological security by addressing contemporary threats to these inalienable rights.
B Lab is a nonprofit organization dedicated to using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B Lab aggregates, supports, and certifies corporations that incorporate interdependence into their bylaws
GoodGuide provides the world’s largest and most reliable source of information on the health, environmental, and social impacts of consumer products. The GoodGuide mobile phone app allows consumers to make educated choices about their purchases, rating products in terms of social responsibility and environmental sustainability. We are working with GoodGuide to develop the Connected mobile app.
The Center for Ecoliteracy is a public foundation dedicated to education for sustainable living. CEL is developing Connected’s university curriculum to help educators in classrooms.
We believe there is great hope in collaborative innovation. UCBerkeley’s Opinion Space is a new social media technology designed to help communities generate and exchange ideas about important issues and policies.
Serving government, non-profits, and business, the MIT Geospatial Data Center is dedicated to excellence in high performance computing geospatial education and research. The Geospatial Data Center is working on the Connected mobile phone app, and helping people connect the dots between the 100 trillion human made things in this world.
The Institute for the Future is an independent nonprofit research group that works with organizations of all kinds to help them make better, more informed decisions about the future. IFTF provides the foresight to create insights that lead to action. www.iftf.org
The Aspen Institute fosters values-based leadership, encouraging individuals to reflect on the ideals and ideas that define a good society, and provides a neutral and balanced venue for discussing and acting on critical issues.
TCHO is a San-Francisco-based craft chocolate manufacturer obsessed with creating the finest chocolate, innovating in everything we do, and making a better
world. TCHO’s New American Chocolate explores the pure flavors inherent in cacao itself. Our newest product, SeriousMilk, is milk chocolate grown up.
TCHOSource is our innovative sourcing program that goes beyond Fair Trade to partner directly with growers, enabling them to evolve from commodity- to flavor-
bean producers. The majority of TCHO’s chocolates is organic, Fair Trade, and kosher — and all are obsessively delicious. www.tcho.com