Salesforce Enters the Carbon-Credit Business

Business-software provider Salesforce Inc. is launching a marketplace for carbon credits that it says will tackle transparency and quality issues in the fast-growing field.

The San Francisco-based company said Tuesday that its latest platform, called Net Zero Marketplace, is set to go online in October with close to 90 projects selling carbon credits that support programs such as forestry, soil health and renewable-energy in the developing world, among others.