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JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM) Pledges $100M for Carbon Removal with Major Tech Giants

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Stocks of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) inches up in early trading session on Wednesday as it has joined a carbon removal program backed by some of the top digital businesses in the word, showing that the goal of achieving net zero emissions can triumph despite a dimming economic picture.

The largest US bank, Workday Inc., Hennes & Mauritz AB, and Autodesk Inc. are among the companies that have committed $100 million in new carbon-removal purchase commitments, according to Frontier, a subsidiary of payments startup Stripe Inc.

After launching a year ago with $925 million from digital behemoths including Meta Platforms Inc. and Alphabet Inc. as well as consulting company McKinsey & Co., the promise means Frontier has now received more than $1 billion in commitments. By aiding innovative climate firms obtain seed money, it aims to promote a market for carbon removal.

The urgency of finding solutions to remove carbon from the environment has increased as a result of the poor global progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, yet some businesses may be reluctant to invest in sustainability initiatives due to the recessionary danger and growing prices. As an illustration, Autodesk recently let go of several of their employees. Frontier hopes that these new commitments will demonstrate that a wider variety of businesses, including those in the financial services and retail sectors, are prepared to make significant efforts to incorporate carbon removal in their climate strategies, in addition to offsets and emissions reductions.

According to Hannah Bebbington, a strategy lead at Frontier, the new customers demonstrate “growing momentum in the carbon removal market despite more difficult economic times” and a promising desire to prepare for the long term. But we’re still in the early stages in terms of where we need to be.

By 2030, the four businesses have pledged to buy carbon removal services from startups that Frontier has hand-picked. The entrepreneurs, in turn, are able to focus on developing their technology while having consumers lined up for their product once it is ready. This method includes storing carbon far below and removing it from the ocean.

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