Salesforce today introduced Net Zero Marketplace, a trusted platform that makes carbon credit purchases simple and transparent, allowing organizations to accelerate climate positive impact at scale.
Net Zero Marketplace, built on Salesforce’s Commerce Cloud, connects buyers and ecopreneurs — environmentally-focused entrepreneurs who lead and drive climate action worldwide — offering a catalog of third-party rated carbon credits and a seamless ecommerce experience for purchasing them. Net Zero Marketplace also features a climate action hub where anyone — businesses or individuals — can learn about climate issues.
“The uptick in extreme weather events shows that no one is spared from climate change — we need smart climate solutions now,” said Suzanne DiBianca, EVP and Chief Impact Officer, Salesforce. “Businesses aiming to achieve long-term emission reductions can complement their efforts with high-quality carbon credits. Net Zero Marketplace brings together Salesforce’s values, technology, and commitment to ecopreneurs to accelerate climate action.”
Carbon credit projects go through a series of independent verifications against global standards. If they pass the verification process, the projects can issue carbon credits that can then be sold. Projects can include forest conservation, tree planting, wind farms, solar cookstoves, or better farming methods.
Partners bring innovation, scale, and ratings to trusted platform
Finding and verifying a carbon credit’s quality can be difficult and time-consuming. Net Zero Marketplace eliminates the uncertainty by aggregating and publishing third-party ratings for projects not locked behind paywalls or account registrations. This level of transparency helps empower organizations to determine which carbon credits are best for them.
New partners announced today include ecopreneurs who bring innovative, diverse projects to support decarbonization and trusted ratings companies with expertise in identifying projects that deliver real climate benefits.
At launch, Net Zero Marketplace will offer nearly 90 projects across 11 countries throughout Africa, Australia, Europe, Latin America, and the United States. Buyers will be able to see project descriptions, alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and, for many, official third-party ratings.
Net Zero Marketplace offers carbon credit purchase to any organization
Any organization can access Net Zero Marketplace and buy carbon credits. For organizations currently using Net Zero Cloud, Salesforce’s carbon accounting solution, the credits are also easily integrated into the platform and will be tracked against their current emissions. Buyers will also get updates on project progress, which will encourage reinvestment.