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A powerful force in carbon removal, Stripe's Climate ambitions

Stripe isn't just a Fintech company, it has ambitious plans to be a key player in carbon removal. We caught up with Head of Climate, Nan Ransohoff, about Stripe's plans to create a market for carbon removal by pooling demand.
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Bloom launches Australia’s first climate impact investing app

Founders Camille Socquet-Clerc and Bertrand Caron developed Bloom because they wanted to debunk the myth that making money and saving the planet weren't mutually exclusive.
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Insights from Investible's Tom Kline and Patrick Sieb

Tom Kline and Patrick Sieb of Investible's Climate Tech Fund chat all things climate tech. See Patrick in action at our Melbourne Climate Tech Showcase.
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Impact Fund Giant Leap Makes Giant Impact Supporting Showcase

A gigantic solar powered thank you to Giant Leap for sponsoring our Melbourne Climate Tech Showcase!
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South Start Interactive Town Hall Climate Tech Table

3 actions in 1 week to kickstart climate tech projects
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Cecil's pre-seed raise cements them as the global natural capital platform

Cecil raised $1.6M in their pre-seed funding to become the global natural capital platform.
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Accurassi, transforming energy supply

Accurassi (EnTech) provides technology to enable energy retailers to transform how they supply energy.

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Clean-Tech Stocks Surge on Sinema’s Support for Climate Bill

Clean-tech stocks rose to some of their highest levels in months after Democrats won the backing of Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema for their bill to spend $370 billion on climate change measures.

August 22, 2022
Found by:
Olivia Utharntharm
On how the built environment sector is about to be disrupted – $2 trillion a year for climate startups

When the bad news comes in about climate change – and there’s been plenty of it in the past week – it’s easy to start feeling helpless. But that’s only half the story – and now Silicon Valley is watching!

July 26, 2022
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Olivia Utharntharm
Deloitte Pegs Price Tag of Climate Inaction at $178 Trillion over 50 Years

A new research report released today by Deloitte highlights the stark economic differences between taking a coordinated global approach to climate action and failure to act, with inaction on climate change poised to lead to as much as $178 trillion in GDP destruction over the next 50 years, while achieving global climate goals could result in $43 trillion of economic benefit over the same period.

June 27, 2022
Found by:
Olivia Utharntharm
World Economic Forum VCs alone can not solve climate change

World Economic Forum VCs alone can not solve climate change. We need global and purpose-driven entrepreneurial ecosystems

June 24, 2022
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Alex Logan
Understanding the SEC’s proposed climate risk disclosure rule

A new rule proposed by the SEC would require companies to significantly increase their reporting on climate risk. We look at the implications for senior executives.

June 23, 2022
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Alan Jones
Report: Climate tech is hitting peak maturity

Climate tech has seen the biggest gain since its last run-up and subsequent bust in the early 2000s, according to a new report Silicon Valley Bank provided exclusively to Axios

May 4, 2022
Found by:
Olivia Utharntharm
Colossal grabs $60 million Series A for moonshot mammoth project

Colossal, the company known for its mission to resurrect a woolly mammoth (or at least, an elephant with some very mammoth-like traits), is back with $60 million in Series A funding. But despite the fanfare and cash, there’s not a ton of scientific progress to report.

May 4, 2022
Found by:
Olivia Utharntharm
McKinsey launches new climate technology effort to accelerate decarbonization

Today, we’re pleased to announce the launch of the McKinsey Platform for Climate Technologies (MPCT) to help clients identify, develop, deploy, and scale technologies for transforming carbon intensive products, services, and systems.

April 19, 2022
Found by:
Olivia Utharntharm
BlackRock's Global Impact Annual Report

Reflecting an unprecedented period in history, the report captures not only the reality of the immense challenges we face amid the ongoing global pandemic, but also the resilient responses that so many impact enterprises offer as solutions.

April 19, 2022
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Olivia Utharntharm
Tech and innovation sectors need more than the Coalition has offered

The limp response from many in Australia’s technology and innovation sector to the government’s pre-election budget will have come as a surprise to some within the Coalition, but zero enthusiasm is a fitting response from an industry that has been largely ignored or patronised by prime ministers for the best part of a decade.

April 8, 2022
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Olivia Utharntharm
Green threat: Patagonia to axe discount unless Australian wholesalers reduce footprint

Sustainable clothes maker Patagonia will axe all order discounts for its Australian wholesale partners unless they take steps to reduce their carbon footprint in a move aimed to encourage other retailers to take further action against climate change.

April 8, 2022
Found by:
Olivia Utharntharm
Climate Tech saw $165-billion investment, but there need for more entrepreneurial efforts

There is no denying that almost everything we do today has an impact on climate change, which in turn affects our way of life. This is an issue that cannot be ignored any longer.

April 8, 2022
Found by:
Olivia Utharntharm
Staff share overhaul paves way for more start-up success: Bassat

Unicorn founder Didier Elzinga and venture capitalist Paul Bassat say proposed budget changes to lift and in many instances remove the cap on employee share schemes puts Australia’s start-up sector on a level playing field with Silicon Valley.

April 4, 2022
Found by:
Olivia Utharntharm
Understanding the SEC’s new carbon disclosure recommendations

The SEC has released a new proposal: that public companies begin reporting their carbon emissions and reductions progress alongside their financial results—with the same rigor.

March 28, 2022
Found by:
Olivia Utharntharm
The problems with HuskeeCup – and what they teach us about ethical consumerism

Here in Australia we pride ourselves on our world-class coffee. The only problem is that pang of guilt every time we throw one of those plastic-lined disposable cups into the bin – adding up to about a billion of them every year. So whenever a business comes up with an innovative way to reduce café waste, we’re all interested.

March 28, 2022
Found by:
Olivia Utharntharm
US carbon rules may pin Australian banks to ‘financed emissions’

Australian banks could be forced to count the emissions of residential mortgagees, car financing and other debtors in their official carbon footprint if proposed climate disclosure rules in the United States are formalised later this year.

March 28, 2022
Found by:
Olivia Utharntharm
Two challenges, many solutions for investors: where biodiversity protection meets decarbonisation

As the world sizes up the twin challenges of climate change and biodiversity loss, new approaches are emerging that are set to address both.

March 28, 2022
Found by:
Olivia Utharntharm
Richard Branson and Mike Cannon-Brookes: Ditching coal can boost Aussie economy

Mike Cannon-Brookes and Richard Branson have called on Australia to shift away from coal power and towards renewable energy tech.

November 9, 2021
Found by:
Charlotte Connell
Carbon Market Talks Stumble at COP26 on How to Use the Cash

Talks at COP26 on international carbon markets are running into an obstacle: a row over how big a share of revenues from trading should be funneled toward countries that need money to adapt to climate change.

November 9, 2021
Found by:
Michael Molitor