What we do

Carbon Plus combines deep expertise across three domains that are critical to forming and sustaining environmentally and economically sustainable businesses that prevent climate change and improve the biodiversity of natural systems. They are

  • Deep experience in digital product design, management, and delivery
  • Environmental law and policy expertise in carbon offsetting, land sector carbon abatement and biodiversity co-benefits, and
  • Expertise in economic models and funding for fast-growing early, growth, and mature-stage businesses.

This unique combination gives Carbon Plus the ability to scope, enable, and support businesses and governments to build services that sustain and grow environmental markets to leave behind a planet more capable of sustaining healthy human life.

Case study:
The National Stewardship Trading Platform

Partnering with the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW) and Australian National University.

The goal

The National Stewardship Trading Platform (NSTP) is an online marketplace to help farmers plan, apply for, and sell carbon abatement projects and biodiversity improvements to private buyers who need to abate their emissions.

Our role

Carbon Plus, in partnership with the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW), and the Australian National University is designing, building, and managing the software through which landholders can:

  1. Understand how parts of their land can be used for carbon abatement and biodiversity projects and the prospective outcomes
  2. Apply for programs and certification
  3. List their approved offerings in various environmental units, including ACCUs on the marketplace platform
  4. Receive and manage enquiries from buyers
  5. Monitor and account for their improvements to the land over time.

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Who is Carbon Plus?

Kath Cashion

Co-Founder and Head of Product

Kath has been working with technology companies for over 20 years, using modern product techniques and leveraging data to build and grow valuable products.

In roles spanning product, technology, data and strategy, companies she has worked with include Qantas, Redbubble, Amy Gillet Foundation, Keep Sight Australia, ANU and the Australian government.

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Matt Shanks

Co-Founder and Head of Design

Matt uses 20 years of design, technology and product experience to enable socially responsible early-stage startups and fast-growing scale-ups to minimise waste, grow, and make a positive difference.

He has worked at all levels of the private and public sector and helps the businesses he believes in use digital technology to improve the way we live and the impact on our planet. Previous clients include Australian Red Cross, World Mosquito Program, Chargefox, VicEmergency, Victoria State Government.

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Let's do this - for us and for those who come next.

If you're interested in finding out more about Carbon Plus and how we're helping businesses and governments build digital services that sustain and grow environmental markets, we're just an email or phone call away.

We'd love to get to know others who want the same thing as we do – to leave behind a planet more capable of sustaining healthy human life.

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We live and work on Wurundjeri (Melbourne) land, in Australia, but impact all First Nations land. We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land and we pay our respects to elders past & present. We acknowledge the sorrow of the stolen generations and the impacts of colonisation on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

We support the Uluru Statement of the Heart and we also recognise the resilience, strength and pride of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. With their help, we hope to restore the land and biodiversity that they stewarded for thousands of years.