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Explainer: Can we trust corporate climate pledges or is it greenwashing?

Corporate climate pledges are mushrooming as global companies seek to reassure customers and investors about their green credentials by promising net zero emissions and carbon-neutral products. But multinational companies branding themselves as climate leaders mostly have “inadequate and ambiguous” plans to fulfil their promises, according to a report published on Monday by the NewClimate Institute, a Berlin-based think-tank. In an analysis of 24 big firms, from retailers to carmaker