Compare to Zero graduated from Cambridge Social Ventures in September 2020.
Compare to Zero compares consumer insurance and uses the proceeds to fund ventures aimed at tackling climate change. By far the biggest contributors to global warming are domestic energy and transport, but day-to-day we still drive our cars and power our homes; burning fossil fuels in the process. Compare to Zero is the comparison site not only to hunt out great deals on household insurance, but through ploughing its profits into tackling climate change, to more than neutralise the customer’s negative impact on the environment.
Gavin Simpson, a software engineer of many years in the high tech sector, sees technology and innovation as key to tackling the climate crisis.
Compare to Zero’s aim is to get their customers to net zero emissions and do more for the planet.
The single biggest threat to our planet is global warming. Compare to Zero’s mission is to use its profits to address this issue. They plan to achieve this through funding ventures such as the generation of zero carbon energy and the development of clean technologies. Their impact will be measured in the amount of carbon dioxide removed and avoided.