JLL Foundation is dedicated to impacting climate change now and in the future

A non-profit founded and backed by JLL, one of the largest global real estate companies with a demonstrated commitment to sustainability, JLL Foundation is a catalyst for climate-impacting startups.

Meet the startups

Beyond mitigating greenhouse gases and reducing the use of fossil fuels, these innovators are building a clean economy, creating green jobs and construction, transforming food, packaging and agricultural systems, and innovating technology to measure impact and drive change. They are creating impact around the world.

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Analysing carbon emissions risk

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Agro-processing using solar-powered mills

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Installing green roofs and walls from recycled plastics

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Reducing climate impacts of fast fashion

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Converting seaweed into carbon saving materials

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Increasing recycling rates using software and data

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Transforming ordinary paper into eco packaging through green chemistry

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Creating and strengthening natural ingredient supply chains

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Making affordable electric vehicle charging stations accessible

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Reinventing HVAC

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Eliminating single-use plastics through a closed-loop beverage vending system

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Installing affordable, reconfigurable housing interiors

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Converting plastic waste into low carbon buildings

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Leveraging raw material surplus of Kenyan avocados for locally-led value added processing and production of avocado products

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Improving residential energy efficiency through insulation

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Upcycling reusable packaging solutions

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Improving crop yields for smallholder farmers in India

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Growing minerals for portland cement and concrete to create carbon-negative biogenic limestone

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Redefining the plastic value chain, making non-recyclable plastic waste circular.

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Facilitates green transition by enabling a more complete recovery of copper using a renewable energy alternative to smelting.

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Capturing carbon and using renewably sourced hydrogen to produce high quality protein

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Manufacturing affordable, silica-based insulation aerogels to decarbonize buildings and transport

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Producing tree- free paper, packaging and fertilizer products crafted from agricultural waste

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Repurposing discarded banana stems to create sustainable, plant-based hair extensions

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Transforming byproducts into sustainable, nutrient-rich, upcycled food ingredients

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Enabling food to be served sustainabily and at scale through reusable dishware

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Manufacturing construction materials from on-site waste

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Reducing reliance on animal protein through mushroom cultivation

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Producing a plant-based alternative to animal leather

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Utilizing a software platform to make climate impact tangible

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Quantifying the carbon footprint of waste

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How we invest in your success

We take a non-traditional approach to impact investing, providing zero-interest loans that enable startups to grow and thrive. Returned funds are reinvested into JLL Foundation.

We work in partnership with Good Machine, a venture studio with an extensive network of startups, investors and foundations engaged in climate change mitigation.

Meet the people who make it happen

Trish Maxson

Chair, Director, JLL Foundation

Richard Bloxam

Director, JLL Foundation

Mark Gabbay

Director, JLL Foundation

Elizabeth Hearle

Director, JLL Foundation

Yishai Lerner

Director, JLL Foundation

Neil Murray

Director, JLL Foundation

Andy Poppink

Director, JLL Foundation

Riina Hynninen

Director of Operations, JLL Foundation

Get in touch

Are you a startup at an early stage that provides lasting, positive climate impact?

Do you also have a diverse team or ownership structure? Does your innovative approach scale to other countries around the world? Or are you an impact investor looking to co-fund climate solutions? If some of this describes you, let’s talk.

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