Shopify’s commitment to reversing climate change centres on removing carbon from the atmosphere, as the company believes that ecommerce can only continue if the world around us is flourishing. This makes sense, as ecommerce success for a business relies heavily on being able to ship products worldwide, which instantly becomes more difficult if climate change starts to restrict this.
There is no ‘quick fix’ or ‘one size fits all’ solution to reversing climate change, so Shopify has decided to try a wide range of options, hoping to find one that works whilst boosting new technologies. This is all being done to eliminate carbon, which is what Shopify’s climate commitment centres on.
Shopify’s pledge is by no means a short-term plan, and the company is looking to the future. As well as working on solutions to make a difference instantly, the company is embracing new and innovative technologies which could have an impact on a long-term basis. Much of this is done via the Shopify Sustainability Fund, which we have explained more about below.