What is Climate Salad?

Climate Salad is a network that boosts climate tech companies, in Australia and New Zealand, with tools, programs, and community support. About.

Who is this for?

We welcome climate tech entrepreneurs, scientists, researchers, people working or want to be working in climate, mentors, investors, corporates, government, fans and supporters.

Companies
Carbon Sync fosters farmers' carbon farming
Companies
Charopy is solving recycling challenges
Companies
Change Foods: Harnessing the magic of microbes
Companies
Nicole Kleid Small: I’m no greenie, but now is the time to invest in ClimateTech
Companies
HydroPoint's Water Shake-Up
Industry
Environmental Debt
A powerful summary of climate action and inaction. The future is ours to build, or lose.
Industry
A Trillion Positive Decisions
In this episode of The Social Innovation Podcast, host Zal chats with Climate Salad co-founder Mick all things climate tech, and why there are more opportunities to impact climate action than you think.
Industry
Introducing Olivia Utharntharm, our Programs Manager
Please meet our Programs Manager, Olivia Utharntharm
Industry
Introducing Jess Taylor, our partnerships manager
Meet Jess our Partnerships Manager here at Climate Salad
Industry
Melbourne Climate Tech Showcase report
It's always a little nerve-wracking to venture into new territory, but Melbourne did not disappoint with a strong Climate Tech community
Tools
Connecting With Investors On Linkedin

Pitch me the vision, do some research and tell me where you're at

Events
The Inventors: The Climate Connection

On June 9, we're connecting researchers, entrepreneurs, and investors together for climate tech.

Events
Climate Tech Founders Pitch at our Melbourne Showcase

Over 25 founders pitched to a packed showcase in Melbourne on Wednesday April 6. Here is a list of who's who.

Events
Climate Tech Showcase coming to Melbourne

Find out who is building great Climate Tech, meet the innovative entrepreneurs building the tech to solve our biggest problem

Tools
Building Blocks Planning

Climate Salad co-founder Mick outlines the building blocks planning tool, useful for planning innovative technology businesses by considering sequences and consequences. It's useful for tech businesses who are trying to plan when there are complex interactions between parts and many paths to take.

Research shows native plants can detox PFAS-contaminated water
New research from Australia's national science agency CSIRO, the University of South Australia and the University of Western Australia has found that PFAS chemicals can be removed from contaminated water using Australian plants grown in a floating wetland.
Small Steps by Giant Leap: CSIRO’s $13b roadmap for clean, green proteins
Small Steps Vol 54: Australia's clean protein opportunity 🌿; flipping healthcare with value-based companies 👩‍⚕️; and HolonIQ’s state of impact funding 💸
Postcards from the frontlines of climate change
Australia has some 16 Pacific Island neighbours — some with a landmass a millionth our size — who unanimously declare climate change the “single greatest threat” to the region.
The climate champions hoping to play kingmaker in Australia’s election
The pro-business, pro-environment ‘teal independents’ could help to usher in a greener government in the May 21 vote
Thousands of EV chargers to be installed across regional NSW
More than 3000 electric vehicle chargers will be installed across NSW under a multimillion-dollar plan by the state government to boost regional tourism
‘Climate entrepreneurs deserve fast capital’: Enduring Planet unwraps a new fintech platform
Enduring Planet, a new fintech firm that exclusively funds climate entrepreneurs, is taking the wraps of its first product after securing $5 million in debt and equity financing.
Race to cut carbon emissions fuels climate tech boom
Investors are pouring money into start-ups that want to build a greener economy
What’s Lost When We Talk ‘ESG’ and Not ‘Sustainability’
In recent years, ESG — which stands for environmental, social, and governance — has become a dominant term. Within the narrow world of the sustainability expert community, the battle royale is raging about sustainability versus ESG and the implications of shifting semantics. I don’t want to litigate what these words mean, but I do want to look at why ESG has taken over so fast and discuss some risks I see from the term’s adoption.
McKinsey launches climate change tech platform
Global consulting major is enhancing support for sustainable tech clients, building on the McKinsey Sustainability division created to consolidate its E&S business services.
VC Giant Leap pioneers linking carbon reduction to startup company revenue
Giant Leap has become the first VC fund in Australia to set a minimum emissions reduction target for climate technology investments.
NSW 20-Year R&D Roadmap
The NSW 20-Year R&D Roadmap (Roadmap) is a recommendation of the Turning ideas into jobs: Accelerating R&D in NSW Action Plan. The Roadmap sets out a 20-year vision for NSW to produce more world-leading new technologies, products and services, and develop and sustain globally competitive advantages and future industries that improve productivity, standards of living, quality of life, and the natural environment.
Stanford Gets $1.1 Billion for New Climate School From John Doerr
The billionaire venture capitalist said the study of climate change and sustainability would be the “new computer science.”

Resources To Help Grow Your Climate Tech Company

Australian Climate Tech Investor List
A list of climate tech angel and venture capital investors in Australia
Basic Tips for Mentors
Tips for mentors
Beyond The Buzzwords
Simple explanations of climate issues and opportunities
Books on Climate Change
Books on climate change, sustainability and the environment
Capital Raising Toolkit
Tools for capital raising
Carbon Pulse News Service
News and intelligence on carbon markets, greenhouse gas pricing, and climate policy
Climate Solution by Innovation Stage
Stanford Social Innovation Review
IPCC Sixth Assessment Report, Working Group I, Summary for Policy-Makers: THE PHYSICAL SCIENCE BASIS
IPCC Sixth Assessment, Working Group I, THE PHYSICAL SCIENCE BASIS, Summary for Policy-makers, August 2021
Investor Introduction Template
Tips on getting introductions