We’re creating the taskforce to accelerate the UK Government’s plans to reach net zero emissions by 2050. It will be led by our founder and CEO, Hayden Wood. And it will be backed by Tech Nation, along with the UK’s Net Zero Business Champion, Andrew Griffith MP.
Founding members of the Tech Zero taskforce include the leaders of some of the fastest-growing tech companies in the UK, including allplants, Bulb, Babylon, Citymapper, Faculty, GoCardless, Habito, Hopin, Moneysupermarket Group, OLIO, Onfido, Revolut, Starling Bank, what3words and Wise.
The taskforce will help other companies commit to bold climate action
We’ll be holding an event to launch the taskforce in the coming months. CEOs from the companies will get together (virtually, of course) to agree on ambitious, but achievable, targets.
After that, we hope to get at least 1,000 UK tech companies to sign up before COP26 - the UN Climate Conference - later this year.
And the taskforce will create a Tech Zero ‘toolkit’ to help companies demystify climate jargon, and make it simpler for them to set a net zero plan. We’ll share our learnings with businesses and governments around the world as we go.
Bulb has committed to net zero (and some other great things)
At Bulb, we’ve committed to reach net zero emissions by 2030. And we’re not alone in this ambition. We’re part of the B Corp Climate Collective - a group of more than 500 B Corps who have also set net zero targets by 2030. So far, it’s the world’s biggest collective effort from businesses on climate action.
We’re also a member of the UN’s Race to Zero - a global campaign to rally leadership and build support for a healthy, resilient, zero carbon recovery. And we’ve signed up to Terra Carta - a charter led by the Prince of Wales. It forms the basis of a green recovery plan that puts nature, people and planet at the heart of business.
We’re excited to bring together leading tech companies to accelerate our collective progress towards net zero. We hope that by sharing our experiences and learnings on the way, we can make an even bigger impact reducing emissions around the world. And we’re looking forward to updating you on our journey on the blog.