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Le-Marie Thompson

Founder, Nettadonna

Le-Marie Thompson

For helping businesses avoid conflict.

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Tech companies often grapple with the issue of conflict minerals: substances mined amid armed conflicts and human-rights abuses, particularly in the Congo. Le-Marie Thompson and her company are combating the problem with their Conflict-Free Electronics platform, an online source (still in beta) for companies–and eventually consumers– to get information about suppliers worldwide. “Most of us engineers want to create cool stuff without guilt that our creations have brought about harm,” she says. “ConflictFree- Electronics is something I could do to help.”

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Evie Nagy is a former staff writer at FastCompany.com, where she wrote features and news with a focus on culture and creativity. She was previously an editor at Billboard and Rolling Stone, and has written about music, business and culture for a variety of publications.

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