Our global economy is going through a transition where eco-sustainable businesses are beginning to rise in value and prominence. According to a 2018 study from the New Climate Economy, humanity could achieve a savings of $26 trillion by 2030 through a global shift towards sustainable development.
As the creator of Solve.Earth, Gareth Thompson believes that this transformation will be driven by a global effort led by many eco-friendly companies and individuals. Through a start-up incubator model, Solve.Earth aims to build out an army of eco-entrepreneurs that will ultimately save our planet for future generations.
A core philosophy behind Solve.Earth is that eco-businesses can create a healthy environment for the Earth, while also making healthy profits at the same time. By being profit-focused, eco-businesses can scale and make a big impact by re-investing money into their organizations.
To make this mission a reality, Gareth also chose a .Earth domain.
“When I found the .Earth domain, I thought it was perfect because we could use the domain name as the company name as well,” said Gareth. “With the brand name in the URL, it helps to make the message even stronger that together we can clean up the planet by creating innovative new business ideas and scalable solutions to protect our shared future.”
Following are highlights from our interview:
- About Solve.Earth, and how the idea came about. (:45)
- Earth’s overall philosophy behind being both profitable and good for the planet. (1:41)
- Earth’s programs for individuals and companies. (4:10)
- Response to Solve.Earth and overall traction gained so far. (5:32)
- Why Solve.Earth chose a .Earth domain. (6:41)
- What the future holds for Solve.Earth. (7:30)