18 October 2022

New alliance helps small-to-medium businesses take climate action

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Industry Capability Network has joined forces with climate-tech company ClimateClever to help thousands of SMEs access cost effective ways to measure and reduce their emissions and help Australia respond to climate change.

SMEs will get access to the ClimateClever platform, which enables them to accurately measure their carbon footprint throughout the year, identify strategies to reduce, as well as offset their emissions to become carbon neutral.

Addressing climate change is more important now than ever before. While action is needed at all levels, SMEs are going to play a critical role in ensuring that meet our new national and global Net-Zero climate targets.

To remain competitive in a changing marketplace driven by climate targets, businesses of all sizes are recognising the importance of taking climate action, but many are confused about how to start.

This unique partnership and program will provide educational opportunities for SMEs, including tailored webinars, to increase their knowledge around climate action and help guide them on their carbon reduction journey.

As a government-funded industry network, providing business with fair and reasonable access to opportunities, ICN is uniquely positioned to drive adoption of climate change solutions and report on its impact from national businesses down to the local contractor.

“We’re excited about the acceleration that ICN and its network of suppliers can bring to our commitment to achieving Net-Zero. It will be the engine to power the change needed,” ICN Limited CEO Warren Jansen said.

ClimateClever is a small, 100% Australian-owned climate-tech company that helps SMEs to get started on their climate journey. Its mission is to drive meaningful and measurable impact on climate change by making climate action affordable and accessible for everyone. As Climate Active Registered Consultants, ClimateClever is uniquely positioned to support small businesses to innovate and adopt smarter practices and technologies to reduce emissions and save money.

“This partnership with ICN is an incredibly exciting opportunity to decarbonise our cities and built environment and see significant change happen at scale,” Founder and CEO of ClimateClever Dr Vanessa Rauland said. “Through our ClimateClever platform, we are enabling smaller companies to step up and become climate leaders.”

Go to ICN Gateway for more information.


Media contact

ICN Ltd’s Marketing and Communications Manager, Karen Lenton, and Vanessa Rauland, Founder and CEO Climate Clever, are both available for comment.

Karen Lenton


+61 404 867 506


Vanessa Rauland


+61 422 865 776






Industry Capability Network (ICN) is a business network that introduces Australian and New Zealand companies to the supply chains of major projects both here and overseas.

ICN has been helping build new procurement partnerships for over 35 years and have a network of more than 100 Industry Specialists across Australia and New Zealand.

Every day, ICN works with project managers to show them how they can save time and money by using competitive local suppliers, as well as spending time with Australian and New Zealand suppliers to help them identify new opportunities for their business.

Learn more about ICN 1300 691 139 or visit icn.org.au



ClimateClever is an innovative, online platform that guides businesses on their carbon reduction journey by simplifying and streamlining the process.

The ClimateClever platform enables businesses to accurately measure and monitor their carbon footprint throughout the year, identify and take genuine actions to reduce their emissions and utility costs and offset emissions to become carbon neutral.

By reducing the need for expensive consultants, ClimateClever has helped over 3,000 businesses, schools, homes’ and local governments reduce their impact, making climate action more affordable and accessible than ever before.


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