Amazon's CEO Jeff Bezos contributes over 1 trillion yen from pocket money to establish a global warming countermeasure fund

On February 17, 2020, Amazon's CEO

Jeff Bezos , known as the world's largest asset owner, said, `` A new fund focused on combating global warming has been set up to cost $ 10 billion (about 1.1 trillion). Yen) to contribute more. ' The new fund will be financed entirely by Bezos's pocket money.

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In a statement released on Instagram, Bezos said, 'Climate change is the greatest threat to the planet. I will expand known and explore new ways to combat the devastating effects of climate change on the planet. I want to work together with others who do that. '

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Today, I'm thrilled to announce I am launching the Bezos Earth Fund.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Climate change is the biggest threat to our planet.I want to work alongside others both to amplify known ways and to explore new ways of fighting. the devastating impact of climate change on this planet we all share.This global initiative will fund scientists, activists, NGOs — any effort that offers a real possibility to help preserve and protect the natural world.We can save Earth.It's going to take collective action from big companies, small companies, nation states, global organizations, and individuals.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ I'm committing $ 10 billion to start and will begin issuing grants this summer.Earth is the one thing we all have in common — let's protect it, together.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣-Jeff

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The newly established fund is said to be named `` the Bezos Earth Fund '', and it is said that it will provide funds to scientists, activists, NGOs, etc. who offer real possibilities to help protect nature. You. According to someone familiar with the Bezos Earth Fund, the fund is focusing on charitable donations rather than investing in the private sector.

In addition, CEO Bezos has already participated in the fund `` Breakthrough Energy Ventures '' established by Microsoft's founder Bill Gates, but the Bezos Earth Fund established this time is independent of the conventional fund I am. According to an Amazon spokeswoman, the funding source for the new fund is Bezos' pocket money.

In recent years CEO Bezos is working on the issue of global warming, and in September 2019, launched measures against climate change such as `` buy 100,000 electric vehicles '' to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from Amazon's business Was. Amazon has set a goal to raise the proportion of renewable energy such as wind and solar to 100% of energy use by 2030, and to reduce the greenhouse gas emitted by Amazon as a whole to 2040 by 2040 You.

However, Amazon's employee group, Amazon Employees For Climate Justice, which has been protesting environmental issues, received the fund and said, `` We praise Bezos's philanthropy, but he participated in nature destruction by himself. You can't protect them at the same time. ' Still claims that Amazon's efforts are inadequate.

Amazon Employees for Climate Justice Statement on Jeff Bezos' Earth Fund

The Bezos Earth Fund is planning to start grants in the summer of 2020, but at the time of writing the article, details such as how to apply for grants, the conditions required for application, and the exact timing of grants are unknown. .

In addition, The Verge reported on the establishment of this fund, Bezos CEO has $ 130 billion (about 14.30 trillion yen) assets, and even if you spend $ 10 billion on philanthropic activities, it will withdraw from so much net worth Not many. In the past, Bezos also said he had worked on a variety of philanthropic activities, including establishing a free kindergarten network and homeless support fund , soliciting philanthropic ideas on Twitter .

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