Venture capital investor OneVentures is sharpening its focus on ESG (environmental, social, governance) principles in the startups it invests in to drive change in the sector. Managing director Dr Michelle Deaker, said it’s time for Australian VC firms to align their investment strategies to responsible investment practices and recognise that where they put their moment… Read more »
‘An enormous responsibility’: Canva’s global sustainability lead explains how he turned a vision into action
For Earth Day 2021, we asked Canva to share the story of how they’re tackling their goals to leave a better planet under the direction of their Global Sustainability Lead, Jared Ingersoll. Here’s what he said Canva said it would be carbon neutral by 2020 — and it was. The US$15 billion company’s next big… Read more »
As communities across the world continue to battle the Covid-19 pandemic with some countries managing and mitigating the spread, another global crisis remains – climate change. This constant threat to the environment is what motivated co-founders Catherine Long and Joanna Auburn to launch their GreenTech startup, Trace. Self-proclaimed “climate conscious hypocrites,” both founders were taking… Read more »
The Founder Institute, the world’s largest pre-seed accelerator, is moving its next Sydney program online as the innovation hub hunts for sustainability startups. Aspiring entrepreneurs or teams interested in building a startup with sustainability focus, supported by some of Sydney’s top mentors can apply to the Spring Founder Institute program here, and/or attend a free online… Read more »
Fast food billionaire Jack Cowin has partnered with the CSIRO’s innovation fund to create a plant-based burger The JV business, v2food, has been tasked with developing the ‘v2whopper’. Fast food meat alternatives are expected to generate $7.5 billion in revenue by 2025. Jack Cowin became a billionaire selling burgers through his Hungry Jacks fast food… Read more »
Kusaga Athletic was born out of the frustration with the poor quality of shirts given out to hundreds of thousands of participants at global races and events each year.
Leading investment totals for IoT agtechs is The Yield, which applies its flagship ‘Sensing+’ technology to detect the microclimate of an ecosystem
NAB Foundation has announced that it has opened applications for its second round of its 2017 grants, focusing on regional sustainability.
CreativeHQ is adding to its range of accelerators with Lightning Lab Electric, focused on businesses working across the areas of electricity & sustainable energy.
Wellington startup Method Recycling has applied design thinking principles to the question of how to ensure workers in corporate offices are recycling.
Freemantle startup Life Cykel repurposes coffee waste to grow local and gourmet oyster mushrooms to create a sustainable and healthy food source.
One of the biggest water wasters is car washing, with around 100-200 litres required to wash a mid-sized car. If the 17 million vehicles registered in Australia are washed once a month with 100 litres of water, this means we’re wasting over 1000 billion litres of water each year in Australia alone – or 40,000 Olympic swimming pools’ worth. This wastage costs us $3 billion each year. WipeHero was created to solve this issue.
Australian Water Association launches competition to find innovations improving water sustainability
The Australian Water Association has partnered with startup competition platform YouNoodle to launch the Australian Water Innovation Challenge, hoping to find innovative technologies that tackle the issue of sustainable water management.