Facebook is quickly becoming as one of the best places to work in the world. In addition to Mark Zuckerberg's recent announcement of 4 months parental leave, the tech giant has also teamed up with some of the world's top entrepreneurs who are pooling their billions and their influence to turbo-charge the development of zero-carbon energy technology. The 'green-star' list includes Microsoft founder Bill Gates; Virgin Group founder Richard Branson; Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos; and SalesForce founder and CEO Marc Benioff.
In my opinion, producing large-scale, reliable, affordable, and carbon-free energy is one of these key global problems and private sector players possess the resources, expertise and risk appetite to truly shift the 'climate change' paradigm towards more concrete 'climate action'.
Read on to learn about the five pronged approach the coalition is taking that will include filling funding gaps left by the government and pumping resources into clean-energy companies. Hopeful this allows corporates to play a bigger role in the impact investing movement that seeks to bridge the gap between climate change and development.
The announcement of the coalition coincides with the U.N. climate summit in Paris -- dubbed COP21 -- where world leaders and scientists are gathering to find ways to head off a rapidly approaching global warming disaster. In a brief report, Gates writes that the coalition's goal is to make zero-carbon energy reliable and affordable for everyone from world superpowers to developing nations.