Report Overview

Local start-ups drive supply chain improvement and environmental sustainability

The recent devastation of the Australian 2019-2020 summer bushfire season underscored the urgency of Australia’s environmental challenge, while the COVID-19 crisis is driving an economic slowdown that will drive the hunt for smarter, more efficient ways of doing business.
In this spirit, Venture Insights is launching a series of reporting and analysis on the climate crisis. Beginning with this report, we will cover topics of interest to our readers in the TMT sectors, focusing on practical ways that telcos, media organisations and tech companies can play their part.


Key Takeaways


Overview of the market landscape

Profiles of Key Actors

Practical Implications for Businesses

The next step is to act

Appendix: Green Start-up Shortlist

List of charts/tables

Figure 1. Global greenhouse gas emissions contribution in 2016, by sector

Figure 2. Market snapshot of the local green start-up landscape (non-exhaustive)

Figure 3. Industries that Australian start-ups most closely identify with (can identify with multiple). Dark highlighted industries (~31%) likely to have a direct positive impact on climate change

Figure 4. Funding in-flows for short-listed local start-ups, 2015 – 2019 (A$m)

Figure 5. Top investors in ‘green’ start-ups with headquarters in the ANZ region