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Mike Cannon-Brookes and some of the biggest names in Australian tech are backing Startmate’s new climate change program

- November 11, 2019 2 MIN READ

As fires rage across Australia’s eastern seaboard, with three lives lost, more than 150 homes destroyed and Sydney braced for “catastrophic” conditions on Tuesday, some of the country’s leading tech titans are backing a new initiative from accelerator Startmate, which is looking to back 10 startups focused on tackling climate change. The Startmate Climate Cohort,… Read more »

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Mike Cannon-Brookes commits Atlassian to net zero carbon emissions by 2050

- September 24, 2019 2 MIN READ

Australian software giant Atlassian is working towards net zero carbon emissions target by 2050, co-founder Michael Cannon-Brookes says, on top of the company’s pledge to use 100% renewable energy by 2025. Speaking to Leigh Sales on ABC TV’s 7.30 last night ahead of attending the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York, Atlassian’s co-CEO… Read more »

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Some of the biggest names in tech and startups are among 2600 businesses joining today’s climate change strike

- September 20, 2019 2 MIN READ

  Tech unicorns Atlassian and Canva, along with leading startups Car Next Door, Future Super, Koala, Linktree and Sendle are among more than 2600 Australian businesses backing today’s student-led climate change strike under the Not Business As Usual coalition in an remarkable groundswell of business support. Millions of children worldwide are expected to take part… Read more »

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‘Don’t @#$% the Planet’: Atlassian co-opts its famed motto for climate change

- September 3, 2019 2 MIN READ

Atlassian co-founders and co-CEOs Mike Cannon-Brooke and Scott Farquhar. Australian software giant Atlassian will give staff a day’s paid leave later this month if they want to take part in a global climate strike being organised by student activists. Mike Cannon-Brookes, the Nasdaq-listed startup’s co-founder and co-CEO has also enlisted the company’s famed motto: “Don’t… Read more »