Agtech Start-up is working with global leaders to address the need for scalable and science-based sustainability solutions
Locus Agricultural Solutions® Becomes Newest Innovator Member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
GENEVA, Switzerland (July 9, 2020) — Locus Agricultural Solutions® (Locus AG) has joined the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) as its newest innovator member. The startup will join over 200 forward-thinking companies in engaging with leaders around the world to build tools and expertise that advance the global sustainability movement.
Locus AG has received global recognition for its ability to help the agriculture industry make an immediate impact in the fight against climate change. Its award-winning, non-GMO and organic-certified microbial soil technology allows farmers to sequester record amounts of carbon into the soil, reduce soil greenhouse gas emissions, minimize chemical use and grow more food with less land and water.
“Locus AG brings expertise to WBCSD on innovative soil carbon methods inagricultureandtheir impact on climate change, along with exemplifying business models for nature-based solutions,” said Peter Bakker, President and CEO of the WBCSD. “Their experience developing technologies to help solve pain points threatening livelihoods and communities is second to none. We look forward to working with Locus AG, as a leader in their field, to help advance our shared goals and represent the leading voice of business for sustainability.”
Sustainability is a central part of Locus AG’s business and product development goals. Its development pipeline includes products that can substantially reduce nutrient input, bio-protection products that reduce dependency on synthetic pesticides, as well as others focused on improving water-use efficiency and reducing soil salinity.
“The world desperately needs new innovations that can make a substantial impact on global sustainability challenges, but in order to embrace a green technology it must be cost-effective with proven results”, said Grant Aldridge, CEO of Locus AG. “WBCSD and its strong network of member companies have a common objective to enable a successful transition to a sustainable and efficient future, and we can help address this by providing farmers with environmentally friendly solutions that also provide unmatched financial benefits.”
WBCSD represents a unique network where members learn from other leading companies, interact with strong partners and gain access to a one-stop shop for sustainability tools and expertise. As the newest innovator member, Locus AG will join engagements at the highest level, demonstrating leadership in international negotiations and processes around the SDGs agenda.
The World Business council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) is a global, CEO-led organization of over 200 leading businesses working together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world. We help make our member companies more successful and sustainable by focusing on the maximum positive impact for shareholders, the environment and societies.
Our member companies come from all business sectors and all major economies, representing a combined revenue of more than USD $8.5 trillion and 19 million employees. Our global network of almost 70 national business councils gives our members unparalleled reach across the globe. Since 1995, WBCSD has been uniquely positioned to work with member companies along and across value chains to deliver impactful business solutions to the most challenging sustainability issues.
Together, we are the leading voice of business for sustainability: united by our vision of a world where more than 9 billion people are all living well and within the boundaries of our planet, by 2050.
About Locus Agricultural Solutions®
Locus Agricultural Solutions® (Locus AG) is an agtech start-up that is helping to solve the interrelated challenges of climate change and food security. Its innovative, award-winning microbial soil “probiotic” technology and CarbonNOW™ program give farmers a new way to boost yields and income and sequester carbon while reducing operating costs and environmental impact. Locus AG gets its core scientific capabilities from its parent company, Locus Fermentation Solutions (Locus FS), an Ohio-based, globally recognized green technology company. For more information, visit LocusAG.com.