I made Climatescape after seeing dozens of people go through a similar process of cataloging interesting climate-focused companies in spreadsheets, notes, and elsewhere. The goal is to unify these efforts and provide the content free to anyone who might find it useful. The website is open source and content is Creative Commons licensed.
This is really just the beginning of what I'd like to see the project become. We want to go deeper by including key org attributes like headcount, location, investments, and more. There are also plans to increase the breadth of the database by including books, podcasts, events, data sets, and other important resources related to climate.
If anyone is interested in contributing please get in touch! brendan [at] sinceresoftware.co
You should share this on the climateaction.tech  group, lots if very interesting conversations happening and likely a good source of companies too!
Also, for energy, how wide do you want to cast the net? Solar and wind generation is now more cost effective than fossil generation, so traditional utilities and utility vendors are now doing huge climate-change fighting efforts, just because it's cheaper. For example, GE has a solar division that is developing huge commercial projects that offset a fuck ton of carbon. Should GE be on the list?
I worry that this list is giving the impression that fighting climate chance is a selfless endeavor, when nowadays much of the carbon offset work (especially in energy) is done by established entities because it's simply cheaper and in their self interest.
Also, what about governments? Countries, states, cities, and regulators are passing more and more 100% carbon free mandates. Those are vastly more impactful that anything else on this list. Shouldn't they be included on the list?
Finally, a search or full list to Ctrl+F would be nice so I don't have to click through multiple categories to see if a company is included.
Thanks very much for the effort to put this list together, and I wish you the best of luck!
You bring up some great points regarding categorization–choosing a sensible taxonomy has been by far the hardest part of this project so far. I'd love some help in this area if you or anyone else is interested.
> Should GE be on the list?
I've been asking myself this same question for weeks and haven't come to a conclusion yet. What do you think? How about O&G companies with big green tech budgets?
> Also, what about governments? ... Shouldn't they be included on the list?
I think this would be a very interesting data point to track indeed, though I suspect someone else is already tracking this.
> Finally, a search or full list to Ctrl+F
Agreed, added this to our backlog.
This troubles me endlessly. My gut says no, as I can't imagine some of the largest companies in the world reorienting sufficiently, and I feel that they should quickly become sidelined as relics of a different time. But it seems unreasonable to think they don't have some value to add with the large budgets and pressure they are under.
Gladly be informed on this topic!
* Full disclosure: I'm employed by Zipcar. But I'm also an alternative transit geek in general.
And your mention of Zipcar, Maven, etc makes me think it'd be great to include the entities that own or fund each organization. Definitely means there's more information to hunt down, but crowd-sourcing can lessen that pain.
But I read the headline wrong. I saw the words "Mapping" and "landscape", and was expecting actual maps. I thought I'd be looking at visualizations of where in the world each organization is having an impact.
My team and I are already working on the next iteration of our product, which will be going far beyond jobs. I'd love to find time to chat and explore opportunities to collaborate!
Sending you an email now :)
> We deliver when others can’t. We conduct research and development, manage
Is all that is visible. It goes on to say (in the full description) that they do this R&D for clients. So like what do they actually do, beyond claiming they're better than you and me?