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2degrees, the brainchild of Martin Chilcott and James Tarin, the company’s CEO and COO, respectively, was founded in Oxford, England, in 2008. (The name comes from Chilcott’s belief that there are only 2 degrees of separation “between you and the information you need,” although it has nice overtones of climate science). And while the company’s platform and business model has been tweaked a few times — what startup’s hasn’t? — its North Star has remained consistent: to create a collaborative community, online and off, of sustainability professionals working to solve problems in their companies and value chains.