CoGo – Ethical living made easy! CoGo helps you make more of your purchases from ethical and sustainable businesses. Take action on the issues that you care about and be part of a movement making a positive difference to the world.
AS FEATURED IN FORBES MAGAZINE, PIONEER POST, BRIGHT ZINE, PEOPLE CHANGE THINGS, CITY AM, RACONTEUR, CITY GAZETTE, VOGUE, RETAIL TECH INNOVATION HUB AND MANY MORE.
GOOD NEWS! We now have hundreds of new good businesses featured in the app, thanks to the Living Wage Movement, Cooperative Business New Zealand and Enviromark. Stay tuned for even more good businesses which will be listed in the near future!
HOW IT WORKS
Discover businesses that are taking action. We make it easy to discover businesses nearby and online that are taking action on a range of social and environmental issues:
- Waste reduction
- Climate change
- Organic, Fair Trade, and Vegan products
- Sustainable sourcing
- Paying the Living Wage
- Social enterprise
- Supporting charities
- Responsible investing
- Made in NZ
We do the research for you. We award businesses badges for the action they are taking on social and environmental issues. We verify every claim using data from dozens of accrediting organisations. See our impact framework: https://nz.cogo.co/impact-framework
Find businesses taking action on what matters to you. Tell us what matters most to you and we will show you which businesses are taking action on those issues, so that you can feel good about the businesses and brands that you buy from.
Tell a business what matters to you and help them to change for the better. When you make a purchase with
a business listed on CoGo, we tell that business anonymously what matters to you. Businesses use this data to decide what new social and environmental initiatives they should invest in. It works by linking your payment card (eftpos or credit) to the app, so that when you make a purchase with a CoGo business we get notified and can tell that business what you and thousands of other CoGo users care about most.
- Let us help you take a first small step to discover good businesses
- Search for products that you are looking for
- Filter businesses to show indies only
- Search for businesses that offer what you need
- Browse the map view
- Filter businesses to show those that match what matters to you only
- See Google ratings and reviews for all businesses
- See detailed impact stories summarising business impact eg how they reduce waste
- Feel good notifications when you make a purchase with a CoGo business
PRIVACY AND SECURITY
Your information is secure. Your card details are safe. We work with a company called Paymark NZ. They are an eftpos and card-linking platform. Paymark NZ don’t collect your CVV code, never process payments or store data, and never expose your card details to anyone.
Fully GDPR compliant. Your personal data is never shared. We see the same information you see for each transaction. We are fully GDPR compliant. This means your Personally Identifiable Information is never shared with anyone.
COGO IN THE NEWS
“CoGo is a great companion for conscious consumers but moreover, when we come together our voices can be powerful motivators for change. Our influence will only grow in line with our community, so if you want to see sustainable and ethical business practice go mainstream, you should get involved.” - Bright Zine
“CoGo connects you to local ethical and sustainable businesses, making it an accessible way to put your money where your mouth is.” - Vogue
Thank you for downloading the app and being part of the community!