Ben Gleisner co-founded Conscious Consumers, a charitable organisation on a mission to combat climate change by changing consumer spending.
Conscious Consumers became Cogo.
Cogo achieved B-Corp certification and joined the global community of businesses working hard to transform the economy for people and the planet.
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!
We launched our pilot activity with Santander and in April won the Santander X Environmental Challenge.
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.
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.
We won the Best Open Banking Sustainable Finance Initiative in partnership with NatWest at the FDATA Open Finance Awards.
Cogo was invited to accompany New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on the trade mission to Singapore and Japan.
The New Zealand team moved into a beautiful new waterfront office.
We attended the second New Zealand trade mission, this time to Australia.
We officially reach 100 Cogoers across the world, united by our mission of creating a fairer and more sustainable world.
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!
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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