Dealflow | August 29, 2022

Apple accelerates Black-, Latinx- and Indigenous-owned suppliers to meet its climate goals

Dennis Price
ImpactAlpha Editor

Dennis Price

ImpactAlpha, Aug. 29 – The second cohort of Apple’s Impact Accelerator includes Navajo Power, a majority Native-owned firm led by Brett Isaac that develops utility-scale clean energy projects; Camden-based energy efficiency company IJB Electric, led by Ibrahim Branham; and Atlanta-based water data analytics company Aquagenuity, founded and led by Doll Avant.

Rather than funding, the group receives business training and tools to succeed as an Apple supplier. Apple says several companies from the earlier cohort joined Apple’s supply chain network.

Other members of the latest group include soil management company Solena Ag, led by Irving Rivera, in Foster City, Calif.; Slater Infrastructure Group, a water stewardship firm founded by Jeanne Simkins Hollis in Alpharetta, Ga.; and RENUoil of America, led by Isabell Ysassi, an on-site recycling company in Las Vegas.