3 steps tech companies can take to avoid ‘greenwashing’ accusations
As regulators and investors increasingly focus on ESG issues, tech companies are slowly coming under the spotlight. What can tech companies do to avoid being accused of greenwashing?
VCs and founders alike say investors should fold reproductive rights into ESG standards
In the post-Roe era, some VC investors and founders believe the social definition of ESG investing should expand to incorporate pressing human rights issues such as reproductive healthcare.
Can carbon capture startup Carbon Clean deliver on its cost claims?
If it can hit its promised targets, Carbon Clean could offer hard-to-decarbonize industries a pathway to net zero.
Announcing the agenda for TechCrunch Sessions: Climate
From the minds behind TechCrunch comes a brand-new TC Sessions event dedicated to the climate crisis. Leading scientists, entrepreneurs, VCs and more will gather on June 14 at UC Berkeley to examine t
After ultracharged growth, battery maker EcoFlow comes for the glampers
In recent years, episodes of extreme climate crises and power outrages have driven doomsday preppers to plan for off-the-grid survival scenarios. The mentality has been a boon to EcoFlow, a Shenzhen-b
Actual, which renders company ESG data in a SimCity-like platform, raises $5M seed
Trying to deal with the huge amount of data associated with how companies are going to transition to a “net zero” economy is an uphill task. The interface of numbers would tax even the gee
4 signs to look for when evaluating ESG investments
The era of ESG – environmental, social and corporate governance – is here at the enterprise level, and it is the next big frontier in corporate governance, risk and compliance (GRC).
Invest in Earth’s biggest problems to save the planet and turn a profit
The bigger the impact, the bigger the problem — and likely the bigger the market opportunity and financial return. Impact is where the problems are.
Fresh from a $10M round, Plan A launches SaaS tool for ESG reporting aimed at startups/VCs
With key ESG reporting regulations such as the EU Taxonomy and the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) covering more than 75% of European companies across the EU and the U.K., the regulat
As Allbirds goes public, sustainability is the mantra of the future
Allbirds started with a humble, natural wool shoe, but it is not merely an apparel company today. It has become a materials innovation company disrupting how clothes are made.
ESG and shareholder activism: A tsunami is coming to Silicon Valley
With the increase in attention on ESG issues over the past few years, it’s easy for companies to assume that we’ve reached the crest of the ESG wave. However, we are only at the early stages.
Enpal closes out Series C with $174M from SoftBank for tech to make it easier for homeowners to make the switch to solar energy
One of the gating factors for getting more homeowners to make the switch to solar energy has been that solar, as a business, is a hard one to get right, with many a company failing when they’ve
Atlantic Labs spins-out FoodLabs, a €100M food tech fund addressing climate and health
In the latest sign that the tech industry is pivoting toward climate and sustainability, Atlantic Food Labs — an offshoot of the Berlin fund Atlantic Labs headed by long-time tech investor Chris
Tanso nabs $1.9M pre-seed to help industrial manufacturers do sustainability reporting
The climate crisis is creating massive demand for data capture as industries grapple with how to decarbonize. Put simply, you can’t cut your carbon emissions if don’t know what they are in
Index leads $12.2M seed in Sourceful, a data play to make supply chains greener
Supply chains can be a complex logistical challenge. But they pose an even greater environmental challenge. And it’s that latter problem — global supply-chain sustainability — where
Tech leaders can be the secret weapon for supercharging ESG goals
Over the past few years, we have seen an uptick in organizations setting long-term sustainability goals. However, CEOs and CSOs typically forecast these often long-term and aspirational goals.
What the growing federal focus on ESG means for private markets
As regulations around ESG change, private players might not have to comply, but they should adapt to position themselves to effectively operate in a new regulatory environment.
Mighty Buildings lands $22M to create ‘sustainable and affordable’ 3D-printed homes
Oakland-based Mighty Buildings, which is on a quest to build homes using 3D printing, robotics and automation, has raised a $22 million extension to its Series B round of funding. The additional capit
Artisan home decor retailer The Citizenry raises $20M in Series B funding
The Citizenry announced today that it raised $20 million in Series B funding in partnership with NextWorld Evergreen. A direct-to-consumer home decor retailer, The Citizenry works with artisans from a
Diginex launches ESG reporting platform aimed at small businesses
As ESG reporting goes up the agenda for large companies, it’s also increasingly doing so for smaller companies as well. But right now, tracking things like your company’s CO2 emissions is mainly t