GENEVA, Switzerland 09 July 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 in agriculture and their impact on climate change, along with exemplifying business models for nature-based solutions,” said Peter Bakker, President and CEO of 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.”
As a certified B Corp™, 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.