Sustainable Business

Every company – from start-up to established – wants to have long term sustainable success. Our 2oPlatform supports companies at all levels of maturity in a structured way in support of their efforts to do business responsibly and take action for a more sustainable future.

The purpose of  our Sustainable Business platorm – 2oPlatform – is to connect ideas, innovation, talent and know-how with capital to ultimately do business at a local and global level, while contributing to a low-carbon, resource efficient and circular economy.

Ireland is already strongly represented in the cleantech space. A cluster of over 350 Irish companies lead the way in creating and deploying innovative ideas and products to solve global sustainability challenges.

For entrepreneurs and innovators, investment in low-carbon projects is driving the need for new products and services.  Our 2oPlatform supports these SMEs in a structured way to help grow their businesses, turning Ireland’s smartest sustainability and low-carbon ideas and products into commercial reality.

Established businesses are being asked to have less impact on the environment but are expected to improve profitability and increase market share. Investors are demanding this. By integrating sustainability into their operations, businesses are managing these long-term risks and strengthening financial stability. Doing this requires the right support.


Programmes for Innovators and Entrepreneurs

To learn more about all our programmes and activities click here.

Cleantech accelerator with a focus on climate impact. 18-month programme, divided in 3 stages.

ClimateLaunchpad is the world’s largest cleantech business idea competition.

Leadership development programme for companies developing resource efficiency products or services.

Essentially a hackathon focused on finding solutions to major urban climate challenges.

Free one day workshop that will give anyone with a green idea the tools to develop the idea further.

Programmes for Established Businesses

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An action led network of 40 business leaders championing the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.


Docklands 21 is Sustainable Nation’s resource efficiency initiative.

A programme to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship within existing organisations.

Delivery Partners

We deliver our sustainable business programmes in partnership with Climate-KICEnterprise Ireland and Sustainability Skillnet.

To learn more about our programme partners, click here.