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About the Fund

  • What’s the difference between The Climate Pledge and the Climate Pledge Fund?

    The Climate Pledge is a commitment to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2040. It brings the world’s top companies together to accelerate joint action, cross-sector collaboration, and responsible change.

    The Climate Pledge Fund is a venture capital fund that invests in companies that can accelerate Amazon’s path to meet The Climate Pledge’s goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2040.

  • What’s the difference between the Climate Pledge Fund and the Bezos Earth Fund?

    The Bezos Earth Fund is a global initiative funded individually by Jeff Bezos that operates separately from Amazon and has pledged $10 billion to fight climate change by funding activists, scientists, and non-governmental organizations around the world. 

    The Climate Pledge Fund is a venture capital fund that invests in companies that can accelerate Amazon’s path to meet The Climate Pledge’s goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2040.

  • Do companies automatically get access to the Climate Pledge Fund by becoming a signatory for The Climate Pledge?

    No, while the Climate Pledge Fund invests in some signatories of The Climate Pledge, joining The Climate Pledge doesn’t guarantee funding. The Climate Pledge Fund invests in climate change technologies that can help accelerate Amazon's path to meeting The Climate Pledge's goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2040. Companies, including Pledge signatories, can express interest in the Fund by filling out a contact form.

Contact us

  • How do I learn more about receiving funding from the Climate Pledge Fund?

    Tell us more about your company and how we can contact you. Please only fill out one form per company. The Climate Pledge Fund Team reviews all correspondence on an ongoing basis.

  • Where can I send media inquiries for the Climate Pledge Fund?

    Send any media inquiries to amazon-pr@amazon.com.

Funding details

  • Does my company need to be a certain size to receive funding?

    No, companies of all sizes and stages will be considered, from pre-product startups to well-established enterprises looking to scale.

  • Does the Climate Pledge Fund offer grants?

    No, investment opportunities for the Climate Pledge Fund will primarily be in the form of preferred equity or convertible debt.

  • How much money does the Climate Pledge Fund typically invest?

    Investments made by the Climate Pledge Fund vary by amount and stage of company. They range from hundreds of thousands in seed and early-stage investments to multimillion-dollar investments.

Selection criteria

  • What is the selection criteria for the Climate Pledge Fund?

    The Climate Pledge Fund considers investing in companies across multiple industries including transportation and logistics; energy generation, storage, and utilization; manufacturing and materials; circular economy; and food and agriculture.

  • Does the Climate Pledge Fund focus on companies in specific geographical regions?

    No, the Climate Pledge Fund is global in scope and evaluates opportunities from around the world.

Resources

  • What resources does the Climate Pledge Fund provide to portfolio companies?

    As part of Amazon’s investment process, the Climate Pledge Fund team works to connect portfolio companies with Amazon’s broader suite of resources and experts who can lend their expertise to help the companies scale.

  • If I receive funding, how will my company work with Amazon?

    Once a recipient receives funding, they will be connected with the Climate Pledge Fund portfolio success team to determine how Amazon’s resources and expertise can help the company and its technology scale for success.

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