Crema Joe: saving the planet one coffee pod at a time

- October 25, 2019 3 MIN READ

First, it was takeaway coffee cups and now it’s coffee pods… Australia’s obsession with caffeine is creating an increasing waste problem, but one coffee provider is set to change the landscape. Crema Joe’s refillable pod and exchange service could divert millions of pods from landfill each year. These local coffee lovers and eco-warriors launched the… Read more »


2018 Banksia Sustainability Awards finalists announced

- September 25, 2018 < 1 MIN READ

Marine protection, sharing economies, green buildings, Indigenous employment and climate action feature strongly in this year’s crop of Banksia Sustainability Awards finalists. The Banksia Foundation has announced the shortlist for the awards, which spans 10 categories and celebrates businesses, communities, individuals and governments that are driving change. The finalists include: An Indigenous enterprise giving unwanted… Read more »

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Vegan beauty brand Long Lashes kicking goals after successful Kickstarter campaign

- August 9, 2018 2 MIN READ

Armed with a passion to deliver sustainable cruelty-free vegan beauty products, Sydney friends, Felecia Tappenden and Belinda Robinson are breaking into the cosmetic industry after a successful Kickstarter campaign. The duo’s eyelash enhancing serum, Long Lashes, is set to make a whopping seven-figures in its first year of sales, after launching in November 2017. Boasting… Read more »


Reduce food waste in your small business

- October 16, 2017 2 MIN READ

This week we celebrated World Food Day, a global initiative by the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations aimed at raising awareness of hunger and the need to ensure food security and nutrition for all. World Food Day provides an opportunity to show your commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goal of Zero… Read more »


What do you need to grow a profitable business?

- September 5, 2017 3 MIN READ

It’s not often that you come across a business which started off as a side project and within three years, has become global, being used in over 150 countries. This happens to be the case for Tim Kremer and Behram Khan, co-founders of Avaza, an all-in-one professional services automation tool that combines time tracking, expense… Read more »


Why consumers prefer responsible businesses

- March 23, 2017 3 MIN READ

According to research conducted by Nielson, global consumers are willing to put their money where their heart is. Online consumers are becoming fast attracted to purchasing products and services that facilitate positive environmental and social impacts. Here are five interesting findings that illustrate why global consumers are favouring more ethical small businesses. People will pay more Fifty-five… Read more »