abrdn Expands Sustainability Focus, Forms New Group and Appoints Chief Sustainability Officer, Amanda Young

Chief Sustainability Officer is appointed alongside new sustainability leadership team 24 SICAV funds to convert to Article 8 as part of sustainable product expansion abrdn announces an evolution to its Sustainable Investing approach with the creation of a new ‘Sustainability Group’. This includes the appointment of Amanda Young to the executive role as Chief Sustainability Officer […]

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Bristol University Switches on UK’s Greenest Supercomputer

The UK’S fastest and most powerful supercomputer, located at the University of Bristol, is now officially online, with pioneering technology helping to make the UK a world leader in artificial intelligence. As it goes live, the multimillion Isambard-AI has appeared in the global power rankings for the fastest and is now officially the most sustainable […]

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UK’s Border to Coast Pensions Partnership Raises a Further 1.2 Billion for Climate Investment Fund

Additional £3.6bn committed by LGPS Partner Funds grows Border to Coast’s private market programme to £16bn.  Launches innovative ‘UK Opportunities’ portfolio on behalf of Partner Funds to drive £0.5bn of investment into UK productive finance assets.  Builds on Border to Coast’s collective commitment to support global net zero goals with further £1.2bn raised for its […]

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Hong Kong Launches Green Finance Taxonomy to Boost City’s Fundraising Credentials

The World Meteorological Organization has confirmed that 2023 is the warmest year on record, with annual average global temperature approaching 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. Data also show that since the 1980s, each decade has been warmer than the previous one, and the past nine years have been the warmest on record.  Extreme weather is clear […]

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IBM Enhances ESG Data Platform with CSRD Sustainability Reporting Features

IBM® has announced the addition of new features to its IBM Envizi product, further enhancing its environmental, social, and governance (ESG) reporting capabilities. These updates enable organizations to comply with the reporting demands of the EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD). The CSRD requires companies to report disclosures and metrics as stipulated by the European […]

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Complex questions, innovative approaches

Joonho Lee (clockwise from top left), Rita Hamad, Fei Chen, Miaki Ishii, Jarad Mason, Stephanie Pierce, Suyang Xu, and Jeeyun Chung. Photo credits (clockwise from top left): Niles Singer/Harvard Staff Photographer; Rhett Jones Jr. Photography; Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer; Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer; photo by Dylan Goodman; Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer; Niles Singer/Harvard Staff Photographer; […]

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Tim Mohin: EU Adopts Supply Chain Rule

Last-minute deals and a series of failed votes threatened to block the EU’s Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD – also known as the CS3D), but a weakened version squeaked through the EU Council last month. There was no such drama when the EU Parliament made it official this week – passing the directive 374 to […]

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Are humanities stuck in ivory tower? Should they be?

Jesse McCarthy and Caroline Levine. Niles Singer/Harvard Staff Photographer Arts & Culture Are humanities stuck in ivory tower? Should they be? Two literature scholars wrestle over whether and how professors can engage with pressing political, social issues of day Eileen O’Grady Harvard Staff Writer April 10, 2024 5 min read Caroline Levine sees a “strong […]

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BSI Revamps Event Sustainability Guidance: Focus on Climate, Supply Chain, and Social Impact

Updated guidance designed to help the events industry to embed sustainable practices and address emerging challenges across climate change, supply chain and social impact, has been published by BSI, more than a decade after the original framework was released for London 2012. Event sustainability management systems – Requirements with guidance for use (BS ISO 20121:2024) provides […]

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Australia’s Fortescue, OCP partner to develop green energy, hydrogen and ammonia in Morocco

OCP Group, a global leader in plant nutrition and phosphate-based fertilizers, and Fortescue Energy, part of global green energy, metals and technology company Fortescue Ltd (Fortescue), announced a landmark Joint Venture (JV) in Morocco. This equal partnership aims to supply green hydrogen, ammonia, and fertilizers to Morocco, Europe, and international markets. It includes the potential […]

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