Will Microsoft’s New Climate Innovation Fund Include Hemp?


In the world of sustainability, a potential game changer is the Jan. 16 announcement by Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) — one of the world’s most valuable companies — to remove more carbon from the earth than it emits by 2030 and to invest $1 billion over the next four years in a “Climate Innovation Fund.”

While no specifics were shared, hemp can play an important role in helping the fund attain its goals.


First used in Chernobyl, Ukraine after the 1986 nuclear disaster, hemp is one of the most effective phyto-remediative plants for vacuuming toxins such as heavy metals, pesticides and radioactive elements out of soil and groundwater. Hemp, …

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