What Amazon’s $2 billion Climate Pledge Fund means for founders

Amazon has committed to converting its vast operations to net-zero carbon by 2040, and one path leading to that goal is its $2 billion Climate Pledge Fund, which aims to invest in startups that will help Amazon close the carbon gap.

Matt Peterson leads that fund, and we are delighted that he will be speaking at the SOSV Climate Tech Summit on Oct. 20-21. Register today for this free, virtual event. (Check out the full agenda!)

No doubt Peterson and the Climate Pledge Fund will touch many sectors—from transportation and logistics to facility operations—and offer many game-changing opportunities for startups.

Joining Peterson on stage will be Jason Thompson, CFO Redwood Materials, one of the eight climate tech companies the fund has invested in thus far. Focused on sustainable materials for EV batteries, Redwood was founded by Tesla co-founder and former CTO J. B. Straubel.

This session will be moderated by Azeem Azhar, an entrepreneur, investor, and observer of the near future of technology and society, via his newsletter Exponential View. Azeem is also the co-author of the PwC report The State of Climate Tech 2020 and just published his first book, Exponential.