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TIME CO2, a climate-action platform backed by TIME, enables businesses to maximize climate impact with a simple, easy way to drive real, measurable, and transparent change. In 2022, TIME launched CO2.com, where customers can access climate-action portfolios—created by experts, backed by science, and verified by multiple, independent third parties to ensure the highest level of quality. TIME CO2 plans to be a content and insights engine that will deliver clear, direct, action-oriented information and analysis around sustainability and climate change, targeted for the professional and engaged audience.
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TIME Studios’ mission is to develop, produce, and distribute truth-based premium unscripted and scripted storytelling in television, film, immersive experiences, and audio. In collaboration with TIME’s award-winning journalists, and in partnership with best-in-class filmmakers and creatives, TIME Studios expands upon TIME’s 100 years of trust, unparalleled access, and influence to create content that moves the world.
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