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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...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Fund managers can leverage ESG-related data to generate insights

Environmental, social and corporate governance data is everywhere. Learning how to understand it promises big payoffs.

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Facebook gets a C; startup rates the ‘ethics’ of social media platforms, targets asset managers

By now you’ve probably heard of ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) ratings for companies, or ratings for their carbon footprint. Well, now a...

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Brazil’s iFood outlines sustainability initiatives aiming to reduce its carbon footprint

The Brazilian-based pan-Latin American food delivery startup iFood has announced a series of initiatives designed to reduce the company’s...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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