Who Gives A Crap is a social enterprise dedicated to selling environmentally friendly toilet paper with 50% of profits going to sanitation projects overseas. Their vision is to combat poor sanitation and the diseases it brings in developing countries worldwide, by changing the buying habits of Australian consumers towards ethical toilet paper alternatives.
The Nature Conservancy Australia established the Murray-Darling Basin Balanced Water Fund to provide water security for Australian farming families while protecting culturally significant wetlands that support threatened species. Operating in the world’s largest water market, the Murray-Darling Basin Balanced Water Fund will be the first water investment fund in Australia to address balanced environmental, agricultural, social and financial outcomes.
The National Australia Bank (NAB) Climate Bond was issued in December 2014 with proceeds ring-fenced for financing a portfolio of wind and solar energy projects across Australia. It represents the first time an Australian issuer has brought a green bond to the domestic market and it was also the first bank issued green bond certified under the Climate Bond Standard globally.
StartSomeGood is a leading crowdfunding platform for social change initiatives. A seed investment of $400,000 was put towards the further development of StartSomeGood in order to scale the capital flow to impactful projects.
Hepburn Community Wind Park Co-Operative Ltd (trading as Hepburn Wind) built and operates Australia’s first community-owned wind farm in Leonards Hill, Victoria. Funded by the Victorian Government, Bendigo Bank, Embark Australia, and over 2,000 member shareholders, Hepburn Wind was established by the Hepburn Renewable Energy Association (now known as the Sustainable Hepburn Association – Renewing the Earth (SHARE)).
Windlab’s mission is to expand and develop the market for and use of wind-based renewable energy in Australia. Windlab identified the site of the Coonooer Bridge Wind Farm, secured debt and equity funding, and commenced construction of the Wind Farm in 2015.