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CRANE is an open-source software tool that will make climate impact assessment of early-stage companies less labor-intensive, as well as more data-driven, transparent, and standardized. Prime Coalition (Boston), Rho AI (Wyoming), Greenometry (Boston), Clean Energy Trust (Chicago), and Project Drawdown (San Francisco) are collaborating to develop the tool. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and New York State Energy Research and Development Authority are providing grant support for the tool’s development. The CRANE project also includes a volunteer Academic Advisory Group that provides methodological input and a User Group that informs the tool itself. A beta version of CRANE is expected in Q4 2019 and the initial release is slated for March 2020.