Why Us

We are the perfect combination of technical geek and strategy guru. We understand that when you start to consider what net zero means for your organisation, it isn’t just you on the journey. By the very nature of the environmental challenge ahead for organisations, you will need to deal internally with your team and externally with your suppliers. You are going to need to understand the sums and how to prioritise the projects. You will also need to know how to win the hearts and minds of those around you.

Accelerating towards net zero is work that we can help you to integrate into your existing processes and utilise the skills of the people around you. We understand the complexities of this and we will share all of our 25+ years of experience in energy and carbon management, stakeholder engagement, capacity building and communication.

Our experience includes many different sectors:

  • agribusiness
  • manufacturing
  • wine
  • local councils
  • retail
  • mixed-use precincts
  • property portfolios
  • tourism and hospitality
  • education
  • state government

After working with hundreds of businesses already, we have developed as many net zero strategies. Using this knowledge and experience to develop our accelerator programs means we are also the best to address the personal and organisational transformational challenges. Because trust us, accelerating towards net zero is transformational.

Meet our co-founders

Nick is not shy to talk to people, in fact he has worked with over 700 businesses and governments and delivered well over 500 workshops and board-level presentations on net-zero emissions, circular economy, sustainability and energy management.

He is recipient of a national British Council Eureka Prize, an ADC Australian Leadership Award, and was an advisor to the World Economic Forum’s Driving Sustainable Consumption Project. 

Nick is founder and managing director of 2XE and cofounder of Accelerate Zero. Under his leadership, 2XE received the South Australian Premier’s Climate Change Award.

Mel is passionate about action on climate change, human rights, and ethical supply and gets her kicks out of working collaboratively with organisations who are willing to tackle the wicked problems and who put their hands up to change.

Mel has extensive experience leading strategic sustainability and ESG projects in retail, manufacturing, healthcare and FMCG as well as in the public and not-for-profit sectors.

Mel is the founder and director of Eighty20 Communications and cofounder of Accelerate Zero. Mel served on the Board of Directors for Oxfam Australia for 10 years. She holds a Masters in Business Administration, a Masters of Law, a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.