UK’s fastest-growing tech firms join forces to tackle climate crisis

Tech Nation, March 1, 2021 2 min read

Fifteen of the fastest-growing tech companies in the UK have joined forces to create the ‘Tech Zero taskforce’ which will take bold steps to tackle the climate crisis and make the UK the top global destination for green investment.

Backed by Tech Nation, the Tech Zero taskforce will accelerate the UK’s progress towards Net Zero. Founding members of the Tech Zero taskforce include the leaders of allplants, Bulb, Babylon, Citymapper, Faculty, GoCardless, Habito, Hopin, MoneySuperMarket Group, OLIO, Onfido, Revolut, Starling Bank, what3words and Wise.

“Technology and entrepreneurship have a huge role to play in accelerating progress towards a carbon free economy. Tech Nation is delighted to be a founding member in the “Tech Zero Taskforce” – a crucial initiative for the tech sector to create tangible and meaningful progress to tackle the climate crisis. The time to act is now” Gerard Grech, CEO, Tech Nation

Accelerating the path to net zero

The taskforce will be led by Hayden Wood, Co-founder and CEO of Bulb and will work in partnership with the government’s Council for Sustainable Business and the UK’s Net Zero Business Champion, Andrew Griffith MP, to accelerate the government’s plans for reaching net zero emissions. 

“We need bold action to avert the climate crisis, so we’ve brought together the UK’s most exciting and innovative tech companies to determine the best path to net zero as fast as possible. Tech Zero will go beyond targets – we want to boost access to finance and make the UK the number one destination for green investment in the world.” Hayden Wood, Co-founder and CEO of Bulb 

“There’s never been a better time for companies to pledge to take action on climate. The UK is one of the global leaders in technology so it’s fantastic to see our country’s leading tech companies come together to commit to net zero in the run up to COP26.” Andrew Griffith MP, the UK’s Net Zero Business Champion

Joining forces for a green future

The CEOs of the founding taskforce members will hold a launch summit in the coming months, where they’ll agree bold commitments to reach net zero, to boost green investment and to help consumers make greener choices. After the initial launch, the aim is to get at least 1000 UK tech companies to sign up before COP26, the UN Climate Conference held in Glasgow later this year.

The taskforce will produce a Tech Zero toolkit to demystify climate jargon and make it simpler for companies to set a net zero plan. With its global footprint, the taskforce will share learnings with businesses and governments around the world.

News & Topics, Tech Nation news ,