New York, NY and Cambridge, MA May 4, 2021 — The winners of Fast Company’s 2021 World Changing Ideas Awards were announced today, honoring the businesses, policies, projects, and concepts that are actively engaged and deeply committed to pursuing innovation when it comes to solving health and climate crises, social injustice, or economic Inequality.
CIBO Impact was honored as a finalist in the Software category and also received an honorable mention in the AI & Data category. CIBO was selected by a panel of eminent Fast Company editors and reporters from a pool of more than 4,000 entries from across the globe, from Brazil to Denmark to Vietnam.
CIBO Impact was created by CIBO, the technology company that delivers decision-ready insights on all U.S. cropland. The CIBO Impact platform enables growers to directly enroll their fields, quantify the impact of regenerative practices, remotely verify sustainability practices that occur during the season, and issue carbon credits for sale and manage other incentives. The CIBO platform implements science-based targets, developed over decades. It incorporates advanced ecosystem simulation and modeling, AI-based computer vision, and a cloud-based SaaS user experience. In addition to many insights about agricultural systems, CIBO Impact allows users to see the Regenerative Potential™ of all parcels or fields in advance of enrolling.
“Sustainable agricultural practices are environmentally and economically aligned in the long-term, but adoption has been relatively slow. CIBO delivers a new approach to help farmers easily understand and generate near-term, annual income for regenerative practices like cover-cropping and reduced tillage,” said Daniel Ryan, chief executive officer at CIBO Technologies.
“There is no question our society and planet are facing deeply troubling times. So, it’s important to recognize organizations that are using their ingenuity, impact, design, scalability, and passion to solve these problems,” said Stephanie Mehta, editor-in-chief of Fast Company. “Our journalists, under the leadership of senior editor Morgan Clendaniel, have discovered some of the most groundbreaking projects that have launched since the start of 2020.”
About the World Changing Ideas Awards: World Changing Ideas is one of Fast Company’s major annual awards programs and is focused on social good, seeking to elevate finished products and brave concepts that make the world better. A panel of judges from across sectors choose winners, finalists, and honorable mentions based on feasibility and the potential for impact. With the goals of awarding ingenuity and fostering innovation, Fast Company draws attention to ideas with great potential and helps them expand their reach to inspire more people to start working on solving the problems that affect us all.
About CIBO: CIBO was founded by Flagship Pioneering with the idea of using advanced technologies to deliver a deep understanding of land and agricultural systems to help secure the future of agriculture. The company’s solution, CIBO Impact, is focused on driving and accelerating the transition to sustainable agriculture by providing a deep understanding of land and agricultural systems, incenting regenerative management practices, and delivering a powerful solution for managing and monitoring large portfolios of land. Learn more at cibotechnologies.com.