The KPMG Nature Positive Challenge acknowledges biodiversity as one of the biggest and most urgent issues facing our planet.

This initiative is designed to encourage and support the growth of the nation’s most innovative startups and impact ventures working on ideas, solutions and technology addressing nature and biodiversity-related challenges.

We are seeking expressions of interest from organisations with the unambiguous intention to protect and restore ecosystems, halt biodiversity loss, or improve resilience to the impacts of climate change.

  • New initiative to help ventures accelerate positive outcomes for nature and biodiversity.

  • Four impact ventures will be chosen and will receive access to a pool of $200,000 worth of bespoke consulting, tax or accounting services from KPMG.

  • KPMG Nature Positive Prize of $100,000 to be granted to the winning venture.

Expressions of interest for this round are now closed.

Your opportunity to grow and scale

The KPMG Nature Positive Challenge will select and support four high-potential impact ventures working in areas such as reforestation, regeneration, conservation, carbon removal, disaster resilience, resource circularity and bioproducts. Ventures will be selected based on criteria including their business model, leadership team, innovation and impact, as well as the scalability of their solution. 

Selected ventures will receive access to:

A pool of $200,000 of
bespoke advisory

Exclusive access to KPMG’s business leaders and specialist consulting teams to help take your venture to the next level.

KPMG Nature Positive Prize
of $100,000

Our Nature Positive Prize will be awarded to the winning eco-startup by an expert panel. This is a no-strings attached cash injection.


We will connect ventures to beneficial industry, business, science, knowledge and community partners, and impact investors. Our Nature Positive Showcase in August will be a great opportunity to expand your network.


31 March 2022
Expressions of Interest open

29 April 2022
Expressions of Interest close midnight

23 May 2022
Four ventures selected and notified

8 June 2022
KPMG Nature Positive Challenge Pitch Event

10 June 2022
Four successful ventures and prize winner announcement

September 2022
KPMG Nature Positive Showcase Event

Expressions of interest for this round are now closed.

Why is Nature Positive critical?

A nature positive approach enriches biodiversity, stores carbon, purifies water and reduces pandemic risk. In short, a nature positive approach enhances the resilience of our planet and our societies.

World Economic Forum, 2021

Nature is an asset too important to fail.

According to the UN, around one million animal and plant species are now threatened with extinction. Three-quarters of ice-free land and two-thirds of marine environments have been severely altered. The World Economic Forum (WEF) highlighted the significant economic costs of this devastation, with more than 50 percent of global GDP in some way dependent upon nature, equating to USD $44 trillion economic value generation at risk.

Judging panel