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New Test for Startups Determines Climate Impact in Six Questions

  • Clean Energy Ventures offers free online tool for carbon math
  • Tool estimates how much carbon that companies can cut by 2050
Pine trees stand in a forest in Germany.
Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Plenty of the startup companies approaching Clean Energy Ventures for funding promised to cut carbon emissions. But when asked how much they could cut, they didn’t know.

So the venture capital firm built a calculator to find out. Now it’s making that tool available for anyone to use online, hoping to make climate-friendly investing a little easier for entrepreneurs and venture capitalists alike.