About Us


What is Climate Salad?

Climate Salad is an active network to boost climate tech companies, in Australia, with tools, programs, and community support.

Who is this for?

We welcome climate tech entrepreneurs, scientists, researchers, talent, mentors, investors, corporates, government, fans and supporters.

Introducing Climate Salad

Humanity has seen tremendous growth in general increase in prosperity over the last 200 years. This has come at the cost of the environment. We need to find ways to live in harmony with our planet, quickly.
Technology plays a key role in helping us get to sustainability.

Climate Salad aims to help those that are building technology solutions to climate problems get more customers, find great people and grow to their full potential.

Photo by Guillaume de Germain on Unsplash

Climate Salad Vision and Mission

Climate Salad massively contributes to climate action by helping companies building products to solve climate challenges to get connected to customers, talent, and investors.
By 2030, Climate Salad will have significantly impacted 1,000 climate tech companies by getting them a customer, a team member or an investor

Meet Our Amazing Team

Mick Liubinskas

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Mick is a climate tech advisor and angel investor in Cecil, Ripe Robotics, Startmate and EnergyLab, co-founder of Pollenizer and muru-D and author of She’s Building A Robot. Mick is a dad of 3 kids, a football (round ball) player with a strong desire to surf in Bali.

Olivia Utharntharm

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Olivia is a musician turned sustainability devotee who believes that we can combat the climate crisis with immediate action. After spending a few years working in the Arts she is now focussed on supporting Climate Salad and climate tech companies to grow. Olivia is spearheading an industry-first report into the state of the Australia and New Zealand climate tech industry.

Audrey Jean-Baptiste

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From New Caledonia, Audrey has spent the past 8 years establishing partnerships and designing programs, products and services that aim to drive greater access to markets, capital and talent for hundreds of entrepreneurs across Africa and the Asia Pacific region.

Jacki Bond

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Civil engineer to investment banker to climate change enthusiast. Two decades of experience in the fast-paced world of investment banking now being directed to the climate crisis. Proud mum, happy wife, Bondi local.

Michael Dijkstra

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Michael has been designing and building digital products for more than a decade. He has worked with different companies all over the world, from startups to established brands and is now excited to use his skills and experience to make a positive climate impact.

Christian Pazzaglia

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Over the last 15+ years, Christian has created and produced multiple festivals, activations, showcases and events across different industries in Australia and internationally. A father of two enthusiastically determined to play a role in accelerating a transition to a sustainable future for them and for the generations to come.

Alison Bird

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With a background in education, Alison previously worked at a startup super fund with an ESG mission before bringing her skills to Climate Salad. She is driven by making a positive impact for both people and the planet.

Robin Golderg

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Business builder. Strategic thinker. Brand champion. Global leader. Robin brings more than three decades of experience in driving growth in global organizations from the start-up stage onwards in industries ranging from CPG, technology, publishing and education. She has held leadership roles at Minerva, Blurb and Lonely Planet. Robin serves as Climate Salad’s Strategic and Operations Advisor.