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HSBC, Google team up to deploy $1 billion in climate tech financing

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🗞️ Driving the news: HSBC and Google have announced a partnership aimed at boosting the development of climate technology, with HSBC committing to provide up to $1 billion in venture debt financing for companies within the Google Cloud Ready-Sustainability initiative
• This collaboration seeks to aid companies in achieving their decarbonization goals by leveraging cloud-based software solutions to reduce carbon emissions and address sustainability challenges

🔭 The context: The partnership comes at a crucial time as climate technology financing experienced a downturn in 2023, attributed to factors such as rising interest rates and global conflicts
• This initiative represents a strategic move to rejuvenate investment in the sector, with HSBC and Google supporting the acceleration of sustainability objectives among global companies

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: The collaboration between these two giants is significant for environmental sustainability efforts, aiming to catalyze the decarbonization process of companies worldwide
• Through financial support and technological innovation, this partnership has the potential to significantly impact the reduction of carbon emissions, promoting a more sustainable and eco-friendly corporate landscape

⏭️ What's next: The initiative sets a precedent for future collaborations between financial and tech industries in supporting climate tech ventures
• With a goal to deploy $1 billion by 2030, HSBC and Google's partnership could pave the way for increased investments and advancements in sustainability technologies, contributing to global efforts in combating climate change

💬 One quote: "What we’re seeing is companies want to accelerate delivery of their sustainability goals," said Justin Keeble, managing director for global sustainability at Google Cloud

📈 One stat: Global funding in the climate tech sector reached $18.58 billion in January alone, a nearly 66 percent increase from the $11.17 billion raised during the same period in 2023

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