Pledge raises $4.5M Seed round to build a carbon-measurement and removal API

With the Climate Crisis looming, lots of companies want to do their part. But asking customers to “offset the CO2 emission of this delivery” is usually a hammer to crack a nut. There is very little transparency around carbon offsets. Plus, smaller companies want to access high-quality carbon credits, but calculate their impact at a […]

The importance of decentralized insurance in a destabilizing climate

Michiel Berende Contributor Share on Twitter Michiel Berende, the chief inclusive officer at Etherisc, believes in delivering better financial services access to those who need it most through inclusive insurance. What does it mean for economies, governments and communities when “once in a lifetime” weather events begin to occur on an annual basis? We are […]

Google to give security keys to ‘high risk’ users targeted by government hackers

Google has said it will provide 10,000 “high-risk” users with free hardware security keys, days after the company warned thousands of Gmail users that they were targeted by state-sponsored hackers. The warning, sent by Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG), alerted more than 14,000 Gmail users that they had been targeted in a state-sponsored phishing campaign […]

Tracking CO2 emissions for supply chains leads Normative to a €10M fund raise

Increasingly, companies are being encouraged by governments to engage in carbon accounting, but of course, only a small number of companies actually do. Even those probably count only 10% of their emissions because they don’t account for the emissions of their supply chain, which, when looked at, probably accounts for 90% of their total emissions. […]

Venture capital undermines human rights

Michael Kleinman Contributor Share on Twitter Michael Kleinman is the director of Amnesty International’s Silicon Valley Initiative. The future of technology is determined by a handful of venture capitalists. The world’s 10 leading venture capital firms have, together, invested over $150 billion in technology startups. The venture capitalists who run these firms decide which startups […]