Rehan D'Almedia

FinTech Australia is ramping up its sustainability focus

- February 26, 2024 2 MIN READ

FinTech Australia is launching a new event next month aimed at showcasing sustainability-focused fintech companies. FinTech for Net Zero is a panel discussion on fintech’s role in managing the challenge of climate change. It will be held at BDO’s office Sydney office at 1 Margaret St, in the CBD, from 4pm on Tuesday, March 12.… Read more »

Refilled cofounders - Stefan Kent and Ryan Nelson

Envato founders back plastics reduction startup Refilled in $1.3 million Seed round

- November 16, 2023 2 MIN READ

Envirotech startup Refilled has raised $1.3 million in a Seed round to transform drink dispensing and reduce single use plastic bottles. The raise was led by existing backer Melt Ventures with support from Envato cofounders, Cyan and Collis Ta’eed and others. Refilled previously raised $600,000 through angel investors and Melt’s modern manufacturing fund. The Sydney… Read more »

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Climate Tech

Climate tech startup Great Wrap is now producing compostable pallet wrap

- March 16, 2023 2 MIN READ

Melbourne-based material science company, Great Wrap, has launched the world’s first compostable pallet wrap.  The alternative to plastic wrap is made with food waste to combat the global dependence on petroleum-based pallet wrap and plastic pollution.  Cofounders Jordy Kay and Julia Kay saw a materials revolution happening around them. Everything industry from energy, transport, and… Read more »


Sustainable investing platform Ethic Adviser looks to raise $1m Seed round

- November 22, 2022 2 MIN READ

Ethic Adviser, a sustainable investing solution for financial advisers, investment brokers and accountants, is looking to raise $1 million in Seed funding to expand the globally. The fintech was developed by Tom Culver last year, before launching in March, to give advisers a SAAS solution offering specialist sustainable investing tools and information. “With the acceleration… Read more »

Climate Tech

Clean tech startup Greener teams up with retail association to help small business cut carbon

- September 19, 2022 2 MIN READ

Peak retail group, the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) has formed a partnership with clean-tech startup Greener to help retail and hospitality small businesses move towards net-zero emissions. The deal will see them co-design a new digital solution, Greener Business, to help ARA members understand and prioritise the steps they can take to reduce their carbon… Read more »

After Hours

Plastics waste reduction startup Zero Co moves into body products

- May 2, 2022 2 MIN READ

Byron Bay plastics reduction startup Zero Co has turned its attention to what’s under the kitchen sink to what’s in the bathroom vanity, launching the world’s first refillable and single-use plastic (SUP)-free shampoo, conditioner, lotion and other body products. Zero Co founder Mike Smith said the beauty industry is a significant contributor to Australia’s plastic… Read more »

Other tech

Deep tech incubator Cicada Innovations is on the hunt for ideas to make grain growing more sustainable

- November 22, 2021 2 MIN READ

Cicada Innovations is launching a grain agtech challenge to uncover innovative deep tech solutions that will help to drive sustainability and improve profitability in the grain growing industry. The GrowLab Grains Challenge, a collaboration with the Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC), is now seeking applications from entrepreneurs, grain growers, and researchers. Successful applicants will take part in… Read more »


Canva joins Amazon’s Climate Pledge to hit net-zero carbon emissions by 2040

- October 7, 2021 2 MIN READ

Canva has become the first Australian company to sign tech giant Amazon’s The Climate Pledge to reach net-zero carbon by 2040 and meet The Paris Agreement a decade ahead of schedule. The Australian tech powerhouse, which has a strong philanthropic, environmental and social focus, including its 30-something co-founders giving away the fortune they’ve built, Cameron Adams, co-founder… Read more »

Michelle Deaker

VC OneVentures is ramping up its sustainability focus by benchmarking all its investments using ESG

- August 30, 2021 2 MIN READ

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 »

Antler Australia

Trace is reducing your carbon footprint for the price of a coffee

- July 3, 2020 3 MIN READ

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 »