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Offset Your Groceries: GreenChoice Is Making Sustainable Shopping Easy At Walmart & Target

4 Mins Read As a conscious consumer, scanning through thousands of products at supermarket chains can be a time-consuming and overwhelming task. But now, mobile app turned online marketplace GreenChoice is telling the frustrated sustainable shopper “we hear you” and is simplifying the entire process. Through the platform, users can easily sort through items by dietary filters, view […]

This New HEALabel App Is Making Conscious Consumerism Easy

4 Mins Read Most of us want to be conscious consumers, but it’s a pretty difficult task in practice. From the thousands of products available, whether it be food or beauty and skincare, it takes time and effort to properly research and decipher those that have the smallest impact on the planet, animals and people. This was what […]

New Impact Shakers Awards To Recognise Climate-Forward & Inclusive European Startups

3 Mins Read A new competition has launched to award European startups who are making a positive impact on society and the environment. Created by Impact Shakers, an organisation supporting impact entrepreneurship, an international jury will award winners across twelve categories, from food to energy, gender equality and peace.  Open for submission this month, the Impact Shakers Awards […]

Business With Purpose: New Initiative In Hong Kong Launched By HKMA & Social Ventures

3 Mins Read A new collaboration between the Hong Kong Management Association (HKMA) and Social Ventures Hong Kong (SVhk), an organisation supporting social enterprises, has been forged to drive the growth of value-led businesses in the city. Working together as an impact partnership, the two organisations will seek to accelerate the “business with purpose” movement, help tackle environmental […]

Save Money & The Planet? Climate & FinTech Startup Creed To Debut Budget Planning & Emissions Tracking App

3 Mins Read Have you ever thought about how you could make a positive impact with your money? London-based startup Creed is about to debut its new mobile app aiming to do just that, combining finance with climate impact management. Features on the platform include spending management, carbon footprint tracking, offsetting emissions and more. Set to launch soon, […]

EcoCart: New Chrome Add-On Offsets Your Online Shopping Emissions In Two Clicks

4 Mins Read Ever since the pandemic, many of us have turned to online shopping and other e-commerce services for our daily purchases. Even boomers have gotten more tech-savvy because of the crisis, now officially the fastest-growing category of online shoppers. But our ordering frenzy is driving up our carbon footprint, says San Francisco-based startup EcoCart, who has […]

Best News Of The Year: The Top 10 Sustainability Headlines Of 2020

5 Mins Read It’s clear that the Covid-19 pandemic has shifted the global focus towards sustainability. Realising the link between human and planetary health and the urgent need to prevent the rise of future zoonotic pandemics, the world has renewed its attention on preserving, protecting and conserving nature, wildlife and biodiversity and to combat climate change. While much […]

Serena Williams Backs Social Impact E-Commerce Solution Startup ShoppingGives

3 Mins Read Chicago-based startup ShoppingGives, a social impact e-commerce platform, has announced that it has received investment from Serena Ventures, the venture capital firm launched by tennis champion Serena Williams. Described as a platform that seeks to “democratise cause-marketing”, ShoppingGives makes it possible for retailers to offer their customers to search among more than 1.5 million nonprofits […]

Taiwan Students Develop Colour-Changing Discount Labels To Fight Food Waste

3 Mins Read A group of students from the National Taipei University of Technology have developed a new labelling system that could help slash food waste from supermarkets. Their idea, called Barcodiscount, involves automatically colour-changing stickers that indicate the percentage discounted off the product as it gets closer to the expiration date. Recently winning the national runners-up prize […]

Q&A w/ ReThink Organizer Chris Brown: “There’s Very Little Awareness Of The Impact Sustainability Can Have On Running A Business”

8 Mins Read Chris Brown is the founder and director of ReThink, Hong Kong’s first dedicated sustainability conference that brings together corporates, organisations and nonprofits together to answer how businesses can accelerate change towards a more sustainable future in the city. We recently had the opportunity to chat to Chris, who told us more about ReThink, what makes […]

South Asia: First-Ever Climate Startup Week Kicks Off Virtually

2 Mins Read Climate Startup Week has just kicked off across South Asia, the biggest climate startup event that has taken place in the region. The week-long event is being held digitally, making it accessible to all despite the coronavirus pandemic, and will focus on climate and clean technology solutions across South Asia through virtual pitches, panels, talks […]

The Spaceship: New Online Program For First-Time Impact Entrepreneurs

3 Mins Read The Spaceship is a new virtual learning program designed to provide a foundation for new entrepreneurs to make a difference for the planet, from finding out one’s passion point to gaining access to workshops and connecting with like-minded peers. The online learning course is slated to launch this September.  Founded by a team of educators, […]