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    Connect any bank. Offset any transaction.

    We at Bend are excited to announce two major product launches this week! We now support most major banks with Plaid, greatly expanding our coverage for businesses’ financial institutions. And for climate-conscious customers wishing to offset their carbon footprint, we are also releasing a monthly Offsets Plan, enabling you to go net-zero with high quality offsets purchased through Patch.

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    Joining YC, Onboarding Pilot Customers

    Two quick announcements: (1) Bend is officially a part of the Y Combinator S2022 batch, after also closing a pre-seed investment from Character, and (2) we’re opening Bend up to a few pilot customers.

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    The Path to a Carbon Tax

    We at Bend are huge supporters of a carbon tax. Unfortunately, there are major barriers to implementing one successfully. In this post, I’ll talk about some of these barriers, and how Bend could play a part in breaking them down.

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    Net Zero from Day Zero in 2022

    You might expect that when it comes to climate, large companies have an unfair advantage over small companies. We believe the “unfair advantage” mostly flows the other direction.

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    Hey Procurement Managers — Vendor Sustainability Is the New SOC 2

    In the same way that you entrust your sensitive company data with your vendors, you also entrust your climate reputation with your vendors. That means that one of your biggest levers to manage your environmental footprint is supplier selection.

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    From BCG to McKinsey — The Carbon Footprint of Professional Services

    Consulting services, like any other spend, have associated emissions. But not all ‘billable hours’ are equal, and so we compared the climate programs of the top five consulting firms: McKinsey, BCG, Deloitte, Accenture, and Bain.

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    Pedal to the Metal with PlanetScale and Rust

    PlanetScale and Rust seemed like a match made in heaven. The best in database technology with an unbeatably fast and secure access layer. There was just one problem… no one had ever done it before.

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    Bending the Climate Curve

    Today we're excited to launch Bend. Bend makes climate data programmable and queryable — track companies as they cut carbon, and measure the CO2e footprint of your spend.

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