Lisa Jackson, Vice President of Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives at Apple, discussed their Impact Accelerator to support equity and opportunity in the environmental sector, as well as which Black- and Brown-owned businesses were selected to join the program.

She said, “We are thrilled to welcome our first Impact Accelerator class, and look forward to seeing how these innovative businesses will expand their work to protect the planet and our communities. On our journey to our 2030 carbon neutral goal for our supply chain and products, we’re determined to help create a greener and more equitable future for all people. The businesses we’re partnering with today are poised to become tomorrow’s diverse and innovative industry leaders, creating ripples of change to help communities everywhere adapt to the urgent challenges posed by climate change.”