SME-focused financial and accounting software provider Intuit announced today the launch of the Intuit Climate Action Marketplace, a new online destination aimed at enabling small businesses to reduce their carbon emissions by finding sustainable alternatives to their high carbon emissions activities.

Along with the launch of the marketplace, Intuit announced a commitment to help 1 million small businesses to cut their carbon emissions by 50% by 2030. According to Inuit, small businesses, which make up approximately 90% of business worldwide, are often less involved in climate actions than their larger counterparts, despite overwhelming interest in environmental responsibility.

Through the new marketplace, available in the US and UK, business owners can access products and services designed to be simple low-emissions alternatives to typical business operations solutions, often at an exclusive discount. At launch, solutions are available from 12 providers  across the energy, travel, food waste, commuting and procurement sectors. The founding solutions providers include:

  • EnergySage (US): renewable energy solutions marketplace
  • Octopus Energy for Business (UK): 100% green energy provider
  • Allumia (US): energy efficiency as a service (EaaS)
  • Goodwings (UK/US): net zero business travel booking
  • Edenred Benefits (UK/US): commuter benefits and micro-mobility solutions
  • Too Good To Go (UK/US): connects customers to restaurants and stores that have surplus food
  • Copia (US): allows businesses to safely donate their excess food, access enhanced tax deductions, and receive powerful data to inform food purchasing decisions
  • Sendle (US): carbon neutral shipping carrier
  • Aspiration (US): plants a tree by rounding up the change on every swipe of a customer’s debit or credit card
  • Tradewater (UK/US): refrigerant managementr
  • Red-Inc (UK): eco-friendly office supplies
  • Rheaply (UK/US): resource exchange (circular economy) platform provider

Cassie Divine, Intuit Senior Vice President of QuickBooks Platform, said:

“Small businesses are the backbone of the global economy and can collectively help us make big strides in solving the climate crisis. We are committed to empowering our small business community to make a measurable, positive impact on the environment, while also helping them run their business more effectively. Climate change is a palpable issue, and the new Intuit Climate Action Marketplace makes it easier for small business owners, self-employed individuals and entrepreneurs to get connected with climate solutions.”