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28 Most Innovative Chicago Based Sustainability Companies & Startups

This article showcases our top picks for the best Chicago based Sustainability companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Sustainability industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top Chicago Sustainability Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Rheaply

Rheaply

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Rheaply provides a platform that enables organizations to exchange materials and resources effectively.

Aqua Cultured Foods

Aqua Cultured Foods

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Fermentation based whole cut seafood alternative.

Aqua Cultured Foods

Nature’s Fynd

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Nature’s Fynd is a food company that makes nutritional vegan protein from a microbe.

Aqua Cultured Foods

Energize Ventures

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Energize Ventures is a leading global alternative investment manager focused on the digitization of energy and sustainable industry.

Aqua Cultured Foods

Elevate

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Elevate is a non-profit organization that operates with a mission to provide affordable heat, power and water resources to the communities.

Aqua Cultured Foods

GreenPoint Partners

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GreenPoint Partners delivers energy management and sustainability consulting services for commercial real estate owners.

Aqua Cultured Foods

Perkins & Will

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Perkins & Will is an interdisciplinary, research-based architecture and design firm.

Aqua Cultured Foods

Tawani Foundation

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Tawani Foundation is a grant making organization that helps organizations involved in military awareness, human rights, and more.

Aqua Cultured Foods

Capexpert

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CapExpert is the medical device marketplace that enables better, faster and smarter procurement and medical equipment management.

Aqua Cultured Foods

Climastry

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Climastry brings teams together to analyze, assess, and report on their sustainability journey.

Aqua Cultured Foods

Strategos

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Strategos is a global strategy and innovation consulting firm that helps companies make innovation happen.

Aqua Cultured Foods

Clareo Partners

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Clareo Partners help leaders adapt their businesses and create new ways to grow in rapidly changing markets.

Aqua Cultured Foods

Center for Neighborhood Technology

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The Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) is involved in promoting more livable and sustainable urban communities.

Aqua Cultured Foods

Grassroots Team, LLC

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Grassroots Team, LLC is a community mobilization organization.

Aqua Cultured Foods

Harvest Moon Sustainable Ventures

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Harvest Moon creates high quality full spectrum oils and distillatefor use in everyday healing hemp products

Aqua Cultured Foods

Centre for Sustainability and Excellence

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Centre for Sustainability and Excellence offers impact assessment services, corporate strategic planning, ESG rating, and training programs.

Aqua Cultured Foods

MarketSquare

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MarketSquare is an online marketplace that enables its users to buy and sell furniture and décor.

Aqua Cultured Foods

Demonica Kemper Architects

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Demonica Kemper Architects is an architecture, planning, they primarily focus on higher education, corporate interiors.

Aqua Cultured Foods

Switch Fresh

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Switch Fresh is a reusable, refillable personal care startup that delivers a patented deodorant system to consumers’ via subscription.

Aqua Cultured Foods

Green Building & Design

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Green Building & Design is a magazine that publishes content on environmental conservation and sustainable building solutions.

Aqua Cultured Foods

Metropolitan Planning Council

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Metropolitan Planning Council is a non-profit organization that helps in developing and implementing solutions for rapid regional growth.

Aqua Cultured Foods

Lothan Van Hook DeStefano Architecture

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Lothan Van Hook DeStefano Architecture offers programming, design, planning, interiors, sustainability, and LEED consulting.

Aqua Cultured Foods

Carbon to Clean

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Carbon To Clean is an investment community dedicated to renewable energy and sustainable technology investing.

Aqua Cultured Foods

World Engagement Institute

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World Engagement Institute aims to connect international development professionals with universities and international organizations.

Aqua Cultured Foods

Openlands

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Openlands protects the natural and open spaces of northeastern Illinois and the surrounding region.

Aqua Cultured Foods

Moss Architecture and Design

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moss is a full-service architecture and urban design studio in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago.

Aqua Cultured Foods

CulinaryCulture

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CulinaryCulture, a web-based platform, connects food lovers with one another by sharing recipes and places, and creating dinner parties.

Aqua Cultured Foods

Onyx

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Onyx is a provider of sustainable food service products, cleaning solutions, paper products, and commercial kitchen equipments.

Written by Mark Smith

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