Category Archives: Impact

Want to be more knowledgeable about Net Zero? Here’s what you need to know.

Net Zero

Net Zero 2050 is now enshrined in law and more and more organisations are creating an action plan for a 1.5° future.    Many small business businesses know they need to meet the challenge and pledge to Net Zero, but they don’t know where to start.    One reason? There’s a lot of jargon involved […]

Why carbon offsetting is problematic (but you should do it anyway)

The concept of carbon offsetting is simple. You balance out your carbon emissions by investing in projects that decrease or restore carbon. What you produce in one area, you reduce in another. The scales even out and job done: you’re “carbon neutral”.   Except it’s not that simple in reality.    Our carbon emissions don’t […]

Our values: the culture at the heart of our business

thrive values

At Thrive we strive for a positive impact on people and the planet as well as profit. It’s our mission to provide specialist support to tech founders from pre-seed phase through to series A funding in a sustainable way.  Our values add the human touch to our mission and purpose. They’re at the heart of […]

Thrive is B Corp Certified – Why we did it and how you can too

business for good

We did it! In December 2021, Thrive officially became a certified B Corp. From the beginning, we’ve been guided by the belief that business for good is good for business. That it’s possible to achieve greater profits through a greater purpose. This B Corp certification is just another step in our journey, but it’s a […]

What are the benefits of leasing an electric car for my business?

electric car

Salary Sacrifice Schemes, like the one offered by Octopus Vehicles, are just one example of how new incentives are making environmentally conscious decisions more accessible and beneficial for your tech business.  Through this scheme, you can lease climate-friendly electric vehicles for your employees. As the name suggests, employees “sacrifice” a portion of their gross salary, […]

Million Tree Pledge Update and How You Can Do It, Too

Million Tree Pledge

The Million Tree Pledge is a commitment we’ve made to plant 1 million trees by 2030. You might have seen my blog post back in July announcing that Thrive was taking this pledge and explaining why. To summarize, there’ll come a day in the future when our children and our children’s children will ask, “what […]

Powering the country – Tax is like Electricty

tax planning

Our Energy Mix The GB National Grid is powered by a mixture of sources, from coal through to renewables. Looking at the October 2020 results, 47% of our generation came from zero-carbon sources. That seems good, right? I think so. But as you dive into the numbers behind the remaining 53% it’s mostly gas which […]

‘We The People’ The Global Goals

The Global Goals

Not sure what The Global Goals are? Also known as SDGs or Sustainable Development Goals – sit back and enjoy this 2015 video that launched the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development and then continue your journey of discovery here: https://www.globalgoals.org/