People are more motivated by sustainability impact than financial savings when it comes to making greener lifestyle choices, according to new behavioural research by carbon footprint management experts, Cogo.
Cogo is partnering with Eliq - the experts in making sense of energy data - to inform and support banks and their customers as they navigate the challenges faced by climate change and the cost of living and energy crises.
Is there a way to travel the world sustainably? Could the long road be better for the environment? Can businesses support their employees to travel more sustainably? Our latest blog attempts to answer these questions, and our Cogoers share their own sustainable travel experiences.
We’ve launched a new ‘climate actions’ feature in the NatWest carbon tracker. Read our blog to discover how this new feature deepens customer engagement, develops carbon literacy and helps customers take more meaningful climate action.
20th February 2023 – The number of NatWest customers accessing Cogo’s carbon impact data through their banking app has increased by 10%, according to the NatWest 2022 annual report. The number today stands at 334,500 active users – up from 300,000 in just six months.
Global carbon footprint management fintech, Cogo, today announced that its carbon footprint management software is now listed on AWS Marketplace, a digital catalogue with thousands of software listings from independent software vendors that make it easy to find, test, buy, and deploy software that runs on Amazon Web Services (AWS).
We don’t need a crystal ball to predict that economies globally will likely get worse before they get better; or that energy prices and interest rates will continue to rise. But what does it all mean for the climate; consumers and banks? Emma Kisby, Cogo’s CEO UK/EU; and Julie Lindenberg, Cogo’s CEO APAC, sat down recently to discuss the themes they believe will play out over the months ahead and what it will take for us all to achieve lasting change.
At Cogo, we believe that climate action is a team sport. In our partnering for change series, we sit down with some of our valued partners to talk about the importance of forging purposeful connections to help drive change, their sustainability journeys, and why collective action is key to changing the world.
Following COP27, we gathered leading sustainability experts to discuss how banks can play a more urgent role in the climate transition. Keep reading to discover some of the key insights from the conversation between Gary Kendall, Head of Climate Strategy Implementation at Natwest, Paul Watchman, Special Legal Adviser for UNEP, Jonathan Ward, Senior Carbon Impact Manager at Cogo and Madhvi Mavadiya, Head of Content at Finextra.
As global leaders gathered in Egypt for COP27 over the past two weeks, it became clear that the only way out of the climate crisis is together. This week, as the conference is aptly followed by International Leadership Week, we’re sharing how business leaders can think beyond their teams and organisations to the communities and collaborators that will make positive climate action and goals possible.
Last month, the Cogo team travelled to Las Vegas to attend Money20/20, the biggest conversation in fintech. The event is all about the future of the industry, so we went to make sure climate change was at the forefront of fintech innovation.
Each year, the world pins its hope on the fact that the next COP, or Conference Of the Parties, will deliver the action urgently needed to address climate change. The United Nations (UN) has held these conferences over the past three decades, yet the world is still headed for catastrophic warming. So as world leaders gather in Egypt for COP27, we examine whether COP is, and can be successful at driving meaningful change.
Carbon footprint technology integrated into banking apps could drastically reduce America’s emissions - but will require ‘behavior change’ from some of the country’s biggest players.
Banks can use transactional data to help customers measure, understand and reduce their carbon footprint. Not only will this help drive action at scale, but implementing a carbon management strategy can help drive ROI for banks. Keep reading to find out how.
“You can’t manage what you don’t measure…” is a common phrase in business. It means that you can't know whether or not you’re being successful at something unless that success is defined and tracked. At Cogo, we believe that measuring is the starting point for achieving impact.
With recent demand around sustainability and the increasingly important role businesses have to play in the transition to a low-carbon economy, there is a significant opportunity for banks to lead the change and help businesses lower their carbon footprint.
Cogo has announced a partnership with fintech innovator Moneytree that will enable consumers to track the carbon emissions associated with their spending habits through their everyday banking apps, making it easier to accurately understand the impact of their spending and take meaningful action to reduce their impact on the planet.
Cogo’s research reveals that the higher someone’s carbon literacy, the greater the likelihood of them taking climate action. Read our latest report to uncover these original insights and discover how banks can improve their customer’s carbon literacy.
At Cogo, we believe that rested people are happy people. Our Founder and Global CEO, Ben Gleisner, is a big advocate for the benefits of a balanced approach to work and life, and recently shared some tips and insights on how he manages to prioritise mental and physical health, family and home life without compromising on performance in our fast-paced environment.
At Cogo, we’re united by our mission to create a fairer and more sustainable world. We’re a passionate group of people who believe in the power of collective action. And we are driven to empower and inspire everyone to be more sustainable. So, we’re starting a series where our team shares some of the changes they are making to reduce their carbon footprint, however big or small. Plus, tips on how you can too.
As we continue to connect with business leaders this week as part of the New Zealand Prime Minister’s Trade Delegation to Australia, our APAC CEO Julie Lindenberg reflects on her recent visit to Australia and the urgent need for businesses to lead the change when it comes to climate action.
Money20/20 is the biggest conversation in fintech. It’s the event where executives, innovators and disruptors from across the world come together to shape the future of finance. This year, the Cogo team was part of the conversation. Read our blog to find out what we had to say and discover some of our key takeaways from the event.
On an individual scale, small businesses have a relatively small carbon footprint. But collectively, these businesses have a significant impact on people and the planet.
Traditionally, fintech and banking product marketing teams are constantly ideating to come up with new and innovative offerings to entice consumers. However, what if the script was flipped and customer feedback and requirements were leveraged to inform the ideation and planning of new product launches?
To avoid the worst impacts of climate change, we need to reduce emissions by 45% by 2030 and reach net zero by 2050. Achieving these targets requires global systemic change—we need individuals, governments and businesses of all sizes to take climate action. In this blog, we explore the crucial role of SMEs in the transition to net zero and the role banks play in helping small businesses overcome barriers to climate action.
Communicating your business’ sustainability efforts could make you stand head and shoulders above the rest. Sharing this information can also positively influence others to take active steps towards a more sustainable future.
Competitive collaboration is the great oxymoron of the modern business world, but a necessary one to understand in the era of triple bottom lines, environmentally conscious consumers and ambitious net zero targets. Recently, our CEO Julie Lindenberg was able to experience the immense impact and possibility of collective action first-hand when she joined New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on her recent Asian Trade Delegation tour. She shares some of her biggest takeaways below, including the inevitability of strategic collaboration to rebuild post-COVID economies on a foundation of conscious and responsible action.
Since 1970, Earth Day has brought us all together to reflect on the natural beauty of our planet and to ponder how we can be better stewards of the only home we have. Earth Day 2022 happened exactly one week ago today on 22 April - yet seven days on, those posts are now all comfortably buried - pushed underneath a tide of ‘other’ pressing issues and the latest popular posts.
Measuring and reporting carbon emissions is crucial for businesses. In fact, it is the first and most important step in taking climate action. So how is it done? First, you need to classify your business's scope emissions. What’s that? Keep reading to find out.
Cogo was born out of a conviction that we need to move a lot faster in terms of taking personal responsibility, and action for mitigating climate change. New Zealand’s current trade delegation, led by Jacinda Ardern, is a celebrated step towards reopening New Zealand to the world, with a focus on promoting sustainability and innovation. Our APAC CEO, Julie Lindenberg, has been on the ground to represent Cogo, connect with industry leaders and changemakers in Asia and share our message around the importance of collective action. Read her mid-trip reflections below…
Changing regulations, coupled with the rise of sustainable investment and conscious consumerism has put pressure on banks to be more transparent about measuring their environmental, social and governance-related risks. In this blog, we explore what ESG reporting is, why it’s important, and how a strong ESG proposition can create value for banks.
Carbon footprint tracking expert Cogo will join Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s upcoming trade delegation to Singapore and Japan from 18-25 April as part of a group of companies undergoing expansion into these two regions.
Average UK petrol prices have exceeded 149p for the first time. Rising fuel prices paired with increasing energy prices and inflation is adding to the cost of living crisis in the UK. Below, we explore why the cost of everything is increasing, and how sustainable lifestyle changes can help people make savings.
75% of banking customers say they want to know more about the environmental impact of how they spend their money. Banks that move beyond tracking their own emissions and empower their customers to do the same will reap the rewards.
In the Netflix chart topper Don't Look Up, an apocalyptic comet large enough to cause ‘an extinction event’ is headed for earth. Globally, popular culture has drawn a parallel between the giant mass and what scientists have been warning us about for decades: climate change. Unfortunately (yet another disturbing parallel), there's often an alarming sense of apathy around the potential for catastrophe.
Digital banking technology innovator Moneythor has announced a partnership with carbon footprint tracking expert Cogo to make it easier for banks to provide their customers with climate conscious banking solutions, focused on the Asia market.
People often say adopting a plant-based diet is one of the best things you can do to help save the planet. But we wanted to know exactly how much carbon you can save from swapping out meat for plant-based foods. So with the help of Cogo’s impact experts, we explore how switching to a plant-based diet impacts your carbon footprint.
While COP26 is about cracking down, with a focus on targets and measures needed to move the needle, we can all take back control by cracking on. Here’s a quick guide on the power of perspective when the problem seems insurmountable…
People often feel like they’re powerless against something as big and as important as climate change; but what they really are is POWERFUL - very powerful, infact. They just need a bit of guidance to tap into this power.
At Cogo, we’re doing all we can to help move people on from “I know why I need to change…” to “I also know HOW - this is the direction I’ve been looking for!” The distance between these two points involves harnessing behavioural science to help people take easy, tangible and active steps to reduce their carbon footprint. Along the way, Cogo’s Ethical Nudge Framework (ENF) is a key driver of this change.
Unfortunately, what we KNOW hasn’t yet changed what we DO. Something we often hear at Cogo is 'I want to take action, but it's hard to know what action to take'. Learn why we’re taking a behaviourally informed approach to drive climate action.
Last night, 12 incredible climate leaders took to the stage at TEDxKingsCross to share their views on how we can solve the climate crisis.The lineup included climate justice activists, business leaders, award-winning journalists, and our very own CEO, Emma Kisby.
Feeling overwhelmed by the climate crisis? You’re not alone. Over 70% of 18 to 24-year-olds reported experiencing eco-anxiety in a national YouGov poll. But what exactly is eco-anxiety? And how can you manage it? Keep reading to find out.
We’re excited to be recognised for the work we’re doing by the Sustainable Business Network. The recognition is a huge tribute to the collective effort of millions of people who trust Cogo to help them make meaningful changes to their everyday lives for a better tomorrow.