Rheaply is excited to announce that it has joined Intuit Inc., the global provider of financial software and services for small businesses, in its commitment to helping 1 million U.S. small businesses cut their carbon emissions by 50% by 2030.
Small businesses have long been the backbone of local economies and communities. They have a critical role to play in combating climate change. Yet despite the fact that they make up half of the U.S. and global economy, small businesses are often left out of the equation when developing solutions for climate change.
To address this issue, Rheaply’s resource exchange enables businesses to come together and share workplace resources with other leaders in their local communities. The Intuit Climate Action Marketplace is an online destination that empowers small businesses to take immediate action to replace high carbon-emission activities with more sustainable solutions in the energy, travel, food waste, commuting and procurement sectors. With this marketplace, Intuit is helping small businesses align with the United Nations Race to Zero pledge, a global campaign to rally leadership and support to commit to a resilient future.
Rheaply will work with small business networks around the U.S. to scale local reuse, reduce costs, and divert valuable resources from the landfill. Through this partnership, Rheaply and Intuit will aim to identify areas of opportunities for small businesses to stimulate a circular economy within their local communities through both their platforms.
“The Intuit Climate Marketplace is core to Intuit’s climate positive commitment to reduce 2 million metric tonnes (MT) of carbon from the atmosphere by 2030, 50 times it’s 2018 operational footprint,” said Bharani Sankar, Strategic Partnerships Lead at Rheaply. “We’re proud to work together with Intuit to contribute to this bold goal and a more sustainable future.”
“All businesses, regardless of size, can play an important role in making their community more sustainable, more equitable, and more circular,” said Daniel Kietzer, Director of Ecosystem Growth at Rheaply. “We’re thrilled to be working with Intuit to help small businesses get the most out of the resources they have, and catalyze new relationships to keep these valuable resources circulating within their community.”
With one click, small businesses can take immediate action to replace high carbon-emission activities with more sustainable solutions across energy, travel, office supplies, and other categories. Collectively, the choices made by millions of small businesses today can accelerate our global response to the climate crisis.
More details about the Intuit Climate Action Marketplace can be found here.