Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web

$2 billion for sustainability: Amazon has announced the creation of a new Climate Pledge Fund to invest in sustainable technologies and work toward the ecommerce giant's goal of carbon neutrality by 2040. [TechCrunch]

Rue Mapp on the Today Show: The founder of Outdoor Afro appeared on the program to discuss the path toward building true diversity, equity, and inclusion in outdoor recreation. [The Today Show]

The world’s oldest heliskier: 94-year-old Gordon Precious has set a new record as the oldest person to ski out of a helicopter.

Removing Robert E. Lee from parks: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks in California are removing references to the Confederate general from exhibits and other informational material. [KCRA]

The future of travel: Companies catering to outdoor travelers are rethinking their business models to include more options for isolation. [The New York Times]

The leadership of outdoor companies: An examination of the outdoor industry’s key role in promoting corporate social responsibility. [Fast Company]

Inclusive hiring: Serilda Summers-McGee, founder of Workplace Change, discussed building a diverse workforce on the podcast How I Hire this week.

GearJunkie’s new editor-in-chief: Adam Ruggiero has stepped up to lead the editorial team for the publication.

Gore Fabrics Division sets new standards: The makers of GORE-TEX have outlined new sustainability goals that reach as far forward as 2050. 

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Outdoor companies pull digital ads: The North Face, REI, and Patagonia were among the first companies to protest Facebook and Instagram's tolerance of hate speech by pulling advertising from the platforms through July.

Bollé's new try-on tech: The brand has released new technology to help customers test products digitally.

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