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We connect consumers and businesses for the good of people and the planet.


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For media enquiries please contact our PR advisor Georgia Hanias:

+44 7812 211 403




About CoGo

CoGo makes ethical living easy by connecting businesses with consumers that match their environmental and social values. Whether you’re looking for a vegan bite, a sustainable hairdresser or an organic cotton t-shirt, you can find it with CoGo’s new app!

Available for free on all smartphones, users simply download it and select the ethical and sustainable issues that matter to them most - from minimising packaging waste to paying staff a living wage. CoGo’s clever technology then links these issues to the user’s payment cards, enabling them to send an anonymous signal to businesses every time they shop and see how their spending is contributing to good.

The CoGo technology also shares the user’s values with business members to help them make informed decisions about which ethical and sustainable practices to prioritise in the future.

Over 100+ businesses in New Zealand have adopted new practices and seen a lift in consumer spending from CoGo app users as a result.


The Team

Who’s behind CoGo?

UK Management Team

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Ben Gleisner

Co-Founder & Global CEO

Ben is an economist, environmentalist and social entrepreneur. He has founded several businesses and charities, and worked for 6 years at the New Zealand Treasury - where he lead the development of the Living Standards Framework.


Yossi Goldsmith

Managing Director CoGo UK

Yossi’s commercial background of strategy, business development, and marketing make her the perfect partner for Ben in proving our product in the UK market. Yossi was attracted to this role by the sheer ambition of CoGo’s mission.


UK Advisory Board

The UK Advisory Board supports the CEO and UK team with UK-specific market advice. All corporate decisions are made by the global governance board, consisting of Serge van Dam, Mike de Lange, Richard Collier-Keywood, and Ben Gleisner.

Richard Collier-Keywood - Chair of the Board

Ex-Managing Partner PWC UK and Global Vice-Chair, Chair of SSE, Nala Partners

Katie Denning - Investment and UX

Ex-Goldman Sachs and Citi Group, Advisor Sustainable Angle

Peter Gillingwater - Talent development

Founder of Nexec and Radi8, Chair of the Kea Network, London Partners

Malcolm Preston - Impact and standards

Ex-Partner PWC on Sustainability and Climate Change. Board Advisor

JP Lips - Product and sales

Co-founder and ex-MD of Nectar, Regional President of AIMA. Advisor at Wayra



Press Releases

Latest news from CoGo

CoGo secures £300,000 for ethical consumer app - 16.04.2019

CoGo today announced it has closed a £300,000 investment round led by members of Conduit Connect and a series of angel investors and family offices.

Co-op goes CoGo with new ethical living app - 07.03.2019

Co-op has become the first nationwide retailer to join the pioneering ethical living app CoGo, which connects consumers for the good of people and the planet.

CoGo Launches in London - 28.01.2019

Global conscious consumer app CoGo launches in London to connect consumers with like-minded businesses.

B-Corp Certification - 26.01.2019

Global conscious consumer app CoGo receives B-Corporation certification.



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