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Amazon's USD 2 bln Climate Pledge Fund reveals first 5 recipients

Friday 18 September 2020 | 14:45 CET | News
Amazon has announced the first five companies to receive investments from the USD 2 billion "Climate Pledge Fund" initiative it officially launched in June. At the time, the e-commerce giant said the dedicated venture investment programme would be used to back visionary companies whose products and services would make possible the transition to a zero carbon economy. A year earlier, the company co-founded The Climate Pledge with a net-zero goal by 2040, ten years ahead of the Paris Agreement from which President Trump withdrew the US.

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