Joshua Forte is a sustainable environmental management practitioner and the founder and CEO of Red Diamond Compost Inc, a biotech social enterprise that focuses on research, development, and commercialization of clean and green agrochemical solutions.

Made primarily from organic waste materials and invasive plant species, the solutions support fragile organisms responsible for building soil structure, storing organic soil carbon, cycling nutrients to plants, and protecting pollinating insects.

Joshua has expanded his expertise to focus on removing pollutants from the environment and improving climate resilience and food & nutrition security.

Red Diamond Compost Inc. website


What does winning the Commonwealth Innovation Award mean to you/your organisation?

We are truly honored. Winning the Commonwealth Innovation Award is a major milestone and achievement for Red Diamond Compost at this point in our journey. We expect this caliber of recognition for our business and our movement to only propel us to even greater heights. We look forward to the new connections and new partners that we will meet through this outstanding opportunity.”

How would you use being the recipient of this award to influence others and how would it impact your career?

“Through our journey of seeing a need bigger than ourselves and being determined to go after it, despite the challenges and numerous setbacks along the way, giving up was never an option. We seek to live as an example and pass on what we have learned, especially to the youth in our communities. For us, partnerships are vital as we intend to use this opportunity to amplify the reach of our work and its impact.”