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From our beginnings in Wellington, New Zealand recruiting local businesses to our first app...

to working with the world’s biggest banks to help combat the climate crisis...

we’ve got quite a story to tell.

Explore our journey and come join us on our next chapter as either partner, employee or investor.

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February

2010

Ben Gleisner co-founded Conscious Consumers, a charitable organisation on a mission to combat climate change by changing consumer spending.

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April

2016

Conscious Consumers became Cogo.

CEO Ben Gleisner smiling as his picture is taken.
2016/
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February

2019

Cogo achieved B-Corp certification and joined the global community of businesses working hard to transform the economy for people and the planet.

2019/
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February

2019

We rebranded and launched the app in the UK and grew our team from 12 to 20! We integrated the carbon footprint tracker in the app. Cogo was recognised as the first open banking powered climate fintech in the world!

A group photo of the Cogo team as they celebrate the launch of their UK app.
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January

2021

We launched our pilot activity with Santander and in April won the Santander X Environmental Challenge.

2021/
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April

2021

We pivoted from a consumer app focus to focusing on integrating Cogo’s Personal Carbon Manager into mobile banking apps to reach millions of customers and achieve impact at scale.

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October

2021

During COP26, we launched our partnership with NatWest. This made the headlines as it was the world’s first carbon tracker fully integrated into a banking app.

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December

2021

We won the Best Open Banking Sustainable Finance Initiative in partnership with NatWest at the FDATA Open Finance Awards.

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April

2022

Cogo was invited to accompany New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on the trade mission to Singapore and Japan.

2022/
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April

2022

The New Zealand team moved into a beautiful new waterfront office.

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June

2022

We attended the second New Zealand trade mission, this time to Australia.

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July

2022

We officially reach 100 Cogoers across the world, united by our mission of creating a fairer and more sustainable world.

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Today

2022

We've delivered Cogo’s Carbon Management to millions of customers worldwide, thanks to partnerships with innovative banks such as NatWest, Commonwealth Bank and ING.

And we're only getting started!

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June

2022

We attended the second New Zealand trade mission, this time to Australia.

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July

2022

We officially reach 100 Cogoers across the world, united by our mission of creating a fairer and more sustainable world.

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Today

2022

We've delivered Cogo’s Carbon Management to millions of customers worldwide, thanks to partnerships with innovative banks such as NatWest, Commonwealth Bank and ING.

 And we’re only getting started!

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