By: 20 December 2023

The collaboration should ultimately simplify sustainability integration for retailers.

Volt and ekko partnership to promote sustainability at checkout

A new collaboration from Volt and ekko will allow consumers to visibly contribute to the removal of plastic bottles from the ocean in real time. 

Global real-time payments platform Volt has announced its strategic partnership with ekko, an embedded sustainability fintech. When a consumer selects Volt as a payment method at checkout, a live counter will display the number of bottles removed, giving users immediate feedback on the environmental impact of their payments.  

The collaboration aims to empower consumers and retailers to actively participate in environmental conservation. Ultimately, ekko’s real-time tracking capabilities should make environmentally friendly choices more accessible and measurable for individuals and businesses alike. 

As the sustainability partner in this venture, ekko will leverage Volt’s global real-time payments network which extends across the UK, Europe, Brazil, and Australia. The partnership solidifies ekko’s position as a leading embedded sustainability provider for major global businesses, banks, retailers, and employers. 

Volt has had a great year with recent expansion into Australia and a successful $60 million Series B funding round in June. In addition to ekko, Volt has also partnered with big hitters Primer, Shopify, and Worldpay in 2023. 

Both ekko and Volt share a vision of leveraging fintech for positive environmental impact. Jordan Lawrence, chief growth officer and co-founder of Volt, said, “Combining real-time payments with real-time environmental capabilities is the perfect marriage; I’m thrilled for Volt users to gain an accurate representation of the difference they’re making to the planet.” 

Oli Cook, CEO and co-founder of ekko, emphasised the role of financial services in addressing the climate crisis, stating, “We have an opportunity to mobilise people and businesses from every walk of life to do good and to make environmentally friendly choices.” 

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Josie Miller
Josie Miller is an editor at FinTech Intel.