Global Activism, Raising Millions & Political Pushbacks. The Seabin Story so far.
Pete Ceglinski, Seabin’s CEO & Co Founder was listed in the top 10 of 100 Australian innovators of 2022, has raised millions, is activating global communities and is influencing the enviro world, but the path hasn’t been an easy one at all.
With inspiration including business activists and billionaire rebels like Yvon Chouinard and Australia’s Mike Cannon-Brookes, you know the Seabin journey is going to be an interesting one, and its only just starting…
Seabin are excited to announce Charlotte Connell and Natalie Kyriacou OAM as members of the Seabin advisory board. Charlotte and Nat bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the board with the aim of helping shape the Seabin mission of using impact data to repair the planet.
Surfer, mother and lousy-but-enthusiastic shower singer, Charlotte is an award-winning sustainability leader. As Ecosystem Director for Australia’s leading climate tech network, Climate Salad, Charlotte helps climate tech founders globally scale through community, connection and collaboration. She’s also Fishburners Expert in Residence for Sustainability and recently developed the Founder Institute’s first global Sustainability Accelerator program. Also a mentor for the NFP Climate Focused accelerator Subak, founding Advisor for Startmate’s Climate Tech Fellowship. An advocate for social change, Charlotte volunteers her time as a board member of Surfers for Climate.
Natalie Kyriacou OAM is a recognised environmental and social impact leader, renowned for her advocacy and expertise in sustainability at both a grassroots and corporate level.
Natalie was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia and the Forbes 30 Under 30 honour for her services to wildlife and environmental conservation and education in 2018. She was the United Nations Environment Programme’s ‘Young Champion of the Earth’ Finalist for her innovation in wildlife and environmental conservation, and in 2022, was recognised as one of The Australian’s ‘Top Innovators’ for environmental impact and ‘Top Green Voices’ on LinkedIn.
Highly regarded for her authentic leadership in the environmental and social impact spaces, her passion and expertise lie in exploring the intersection of nature, climate and social equity issues and how these issues are navigated across commercial, political, and community landscapes.
She is the Founder and Chair of wildlife and environmental organisation, My Green World, a Director at climate and nature firm Pollination, a Board Committee member at CARE Australia and the former Australian Director of Sri Lanka-based NGO, Dogstar Foundation.
Natalie is also a freelance writer and public speaker, her passion and expertise lie in exploring the intersection of environmental and social equity issues, enhancing biodiversity outcomes, and amplifying young and diverse voices and grassroots initiatives in climate and nature conversations.
As a climate and nature advisor, Natalie previously supported the formation of PwC’s ESG business, and has experience advising corporate, government, and nonprofit clients across sustainability strategy, biodiversity and climate policy, and social impact initiatives. Natalie has authored and co-authored a range of papers, including PwC’s national report on ‘the value of an Australian biodiversity market’ in 2022.
FinTech & Corporate Specialist Joins Seabin Board To Scale Up Nature Repair Data
Seabin is thrilled to announce the appointment of Chris Wilson as a company Director. Chris will also provide corporate and climate tech advisory support to the company and the leadership team.
Chris has an extensive background in business strategy and technology consulting, has worked across the spectrum of venture capital, including cofounding a fintech venture fund and has advised multiple startups on scaling and capitalising their business. He also has a well-known passion for working with purpose-led companies focused on positive environmental, sustainability and climate outcomes.
“I am really excited to join Pete and the Seabin team. From an initial innovative approach to ridding the oceans of plastics to a realisation of the power of data to drive true change at scale, Pete’s vision has captured my attention, and I am committed to helping them deliver on the enormous potential of the Seabin solution.”
In only two years since Seabin launched its innovative 100 cities by 2050 model, which was nominated for the David Attenborough Earthshot prize, and also caught the attention of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Seabin is now set to pass the $1m ARR milestone this month, revenue generated from commercialising impact data from the city pilot. Now with the addition of Chris and a dynamic advisory board currently being assembled, Seabin’s goal is to create a new financial data product in line with the emerging $137B Biodiversity and Nature Repair market here in Australia. This new market is emerging from the highly successful $900B carbon market and is being driven by consumers demanding that companies add purpose to their business models, as reported by Forbes.
“It’s great timing for Chris to come onboard, as Seabin has really found its true value proposition, being our impact data. Now with a solid team behind Seabin and hitting some big milestones, I am beyond excited to have Chris join Seabin in creating these new financial products that will scale up our impact globally, our revenue, and most importantly, help repair the planet,” says Pete Ceglinski, CEO & Co-Founder of Seabin.
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Seabin started off as a cleanup technology in 2016, and it quickly evolved into much more than that. In 2020, Seabin executed a major pivot and stopped selling Seabin’s, and instead sold impact data to corporate clients that wanted to add sustainability to their business models or add cleanup to their end of year or ESG reporting 😉
So why would a corporate or a business want to support cleaning up our oceans though? Well, the consumer market is changing rapidly, with a better-informed and possibly more responsible consumer looking to add purpose to their purchase.
But what does that mean? In short it means that if you want an edge over your business competition, it pays to support the planting of trees, protecting koalas or supporting the cleanup of our oceans.
Because if you had the choice between two similar products with similar price points, but one helped save the oceans and the other only create profit for the company, most people these days would choose the product that saves the oceans.
Seabin are now operational in Sydney, Australia, and LA, USA.
Contact us to see how you can add impact and purpose to your business today.