WE TACKLE COMPLEX CHALLENGES TO SUPPORT SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION IN A VARIETY OF SECTORS.
Our range of expertise and services enable us to tackle complex challenges in designing, managing, financing and communicating innovation in key verticals with high stakes when addressing sustainability — and spotting the untapped potential of systemic change.
The urgency to mitigate climate change, and the legitimate expectations of economies and societies for access to secure and affordable energy, call for a massive decarbonised electrification of uses, from mobility to heating to industrial processes. The level of this ambition calls for tremendous innovation, both incremental and disruptive. Since 2005, the transition to a low-carbon energy mix has been our main area of intervention, with over 50 projects in all segments (renewables & nuclear, grid, storage, energy efficiency).
Transportation is among the sectors currently experiencing the biggest transformations – a revolution. E-vehicles, hydrogen, shared property and new business models, urban transitions and micro-mobility, MaaS, decarbonised aviation, high-speed rail and innovative public transport. The entire industry is changing fast. At LGI we’ve been supporting innovation across these value chains, from micro to macro, working with start-ups, corporates and national institutions, among others.
Preventing air and water pollution, adapting to climate change and preserving biodiversity are among the key challenges our planet is facing. Addressing these issues requires technological, social and nature-based innovations. New business models have the potential to scale societal transformation for a nature-positive, future-proof environment. From circular economy in water to nature-based solutions (NBS), to climate resilience roadmaps, supporting novel environmental solutions is at the core of LGI’s mission as a purpose-driven enterprise.
The recent crises in the early 2020s have made the world tragically aware of its dependence on several essential commodities: energy, food, as well as metals, wood and other essential raw materials. The need for a reasoned approach to supply, and, above all, for a massively circular economy, is more urgent than ever. Since 2012 we have been involved in innovative projects and stakeholder networks supporting circularity in material flows… find out more!
BUILDINGS & INFRASTRUCTURE
Decarbonation and climate resilience, smart city promises, integration of nature, changing urban-periurban-rural interactions and work/life patterns: the built environment is under considerable mutation. To address these challenges and opportunities, our projects combine several catalysts of innovation… technology, new materials, NBS, social innovation, circular models, energy efficiency, among others.
AGRICULTURE & FOREST
The agricultural and forestry world is under significant pressure for adapting to changing climate and water scarcity — and “sustainable ag” leads to drastically reduce its dependence on chemistry and adverse impacts on biodiversity. New practices including regenerative agriculture, agroforestry or carbon farming, and a number of underlying technological promises leveraging satellite data, AI and robotics, are part of the equation.
The necessary decarbonation of industrial companies and their upstream and downstream value chains, along with increasing requirements of circularity, relocation, and automation, induce a need to rethink industry 4.0 strategies. In other words, industry needs to walk the talk on CSR ambitions — and innovation is there to help. We’ve been working with companies across the board to make sure sustainable innovation isn’t just a buzzword.