November 4

Jeff Bezos Promises $2 Billion To Fix Africa’s Forests and Food After Meeting Prince Charles

Amazon founder and the world’s second-richest person Jeff Bezos on Tuesday promised to pay the equivalent of R30 billion towards fixing food and forests on the African continent – reportedly after a brief chat with Prince Charles.

The British royal and the American billionaire met for tea in Rome on Sunday, before Bezos took to a platform next to France’s President to talk about African farmland.

That meeting with Charles was instrumental in getting Bezos to up his commitment to climate change, sources claimed. Bezos’ public take on the meeting did not contradict such an interpretation.

Source: Business Insider South (link opens in a new window)

Agriculture, Environment, Investing
climate change, food security, forests, impact investing