Founded by Christian Kroll in 2009, Ecosia is a search engine which donates 80% of its profits into tree planting projects. Search results are provided by Bing and enhanced by their own algorithms.
Ecosia has built two solar plants, which provides enough clean energy to the grid to power all Ecosia searches with 100% renewable energy. In fact they produce 200% of their power requirements. In addition to this Ecosia use 80% of their profits to plant trees, removing more CO2 from the atmosphere.
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Certified B Corporations use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B Corps meet comprehensive and transparent social and environmental performance standards; meet higher legal accountability standards; and build business constituency for good business.
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Ecosia searches are powered by Microsoft-owned Bing. This partnership means that an Ecosia search requires not just its own servers but Microsoft's as well. Part of the revenue generated by using Ecosia goes to Microsoft, who have several criticisms in the Shop Ethical database.
[Source 2019][More on Finance]
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Ecosia 80% of profits fund tree planting projects