Carbon Checkout first launched with Shopify in 2015, and has since grown into one of the world's largest carbon offset distribution networks, spanning across 37 countries. Carbon Checkout and its 2,000+ eCommerce partners give individuals around the world the convenient option to offset the carbon footprint of any purchase, in one-click at checkout.
Carbon Checkout is designed as a plug-in software application that integrates into existing eCommerce stores, giving individuals the opportunity to balance the carbon footprint of their online transactions from within the checkout funnel. We then pool these micro-contributions into a fund, and invest directly in renewable energy projects to offset global CO2 emissions. This exchange enables a sizeable flow of investment to renewable energy projects that would otherwise not be built - validating the power and scale of collective action.
Carbon Checkout is scaling the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) together with Google as part of the Startup Adviser: SDG program, and was recently co-funded by the European Innovation Council and the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Union. The company also received grant funding from the Chilean Government and the Start-up Chile accelerator, it was one of 10 global companies selected by the Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade (ICEX) to receive grant funding and startup residency, it was selected by The World Bank and the Innovate4Climate initiative as a top 5 global startup working on climate change, among other notable distinctions.