Microsoft and G42 Announce $1 Billion Investment in Green Data Center Infrastructure in Kenya

Largest single private-sector digital investment in Kenya’s history will support economic development across East Africa Microsoft Corp. and G42 on Wednesday announced a comprehensive package of digital investments in Kenya, as part of an initiative with the Republic of Kenya’s Ministry of Information, Communications and the Digital Economy. In collaboration with Microsoft and other stakeholders, […]

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SHEIN’s Bold Response to Explosive Labor Allegations: Massive Investments in Fair Practices

On May 13, the Swiss NGO Public Eye published a report about the working conditions at the factories of some of SHEIN’s third-party suppliers. While many allegations in this report are not recognized, the discussion on working hours and wages raised by Public Eye is important to SHEIN. Significant progress has been made to enhance […]

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EU Finalizes Guidelines to Combat Greenwashing in “ESG” and “Sustainability” Fund Names

Key Impact Points: New guidelines mandate at least 80% of investments in ESG or sustainability funds must meet specific environmental, social, or governance criteria. Exclusion criteria are specified for various sustainability-related terms to prevent misleading fund names. Guidelines to take effect three months after publication in all EU languages, with a six-month transitional period for […]

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Japan to Formulate New National Strategy for Green Transformation by 2040

Key Impact Points: Japan aims for carbon neutrality by 2050. The new GX2.0 strategy will involve both public and private sectors. Significant investments in AI and decarbonized power are planned. Article: Japan is gearing up to craft a comprehensive strategy aimed at decarbonization and industrial policy by 2040, according to recent announcements from the Prime […]

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How friends helped fuel the rise of a relentless enemy 

Health How friends helped fuel the rise of a relentless enemy  The Faces of Fentanyl Memorial at the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency in Arlington, Virginia, displays thousands of photos of people who died from the drug. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images Alvin Powell Harvard Staff Writer May 3, 2024 8 min read Economists imagine an […]

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PwC Report: Over 70% of Critical Minerals for Net Zero Transition at Risk Due to Climate Change

More than 70% of the production of copper, cobalt and lithium – minerals crucial for the clean energy transition – could face significant or higher drought risk by 2050 under a high emissions scenario. Up from less than 10% today. Food crops also face significant risk: under a high emissions scenario, 90% of the world’s […]

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World’s Largest Sovereign Wealth Fund Releases 2025 Climate Action Plan

Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), a global investment powerhouse managing Norway’s sovereign wealth fund, recognizes that long-term financial returns are inextricably linked to sustainable development across environmental, social, and economic spheres. This commitment is reflected in their ambitious 2025 climate action plan, a pioneering effort to position their vast portfolio companies for net zero emissions […]

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UK Government Confirms New Target for 10% of Jet Fuel to be Sustainable by 2030

Measures announced to give UK aviation and the SAF industry the certainty to keep creating skilled British jobs while ensuring air travel is fit for the future. This government is fiercely proud of the success of Britain’s aviation industry – and is committed to ensuring it continues to grow and succeed in future. Decarbonisation is […]

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ExxonMobil at the Forefront: Fighting Plastic Waste with a Multi-Pronged Approach

The fight against plastic waste pollution is a global challenge, and ExxonMobil is a key player at the negotiating table. Currently, discussions for a global plastics treaty are underway in Ottawa, Canada. While everyone agrees plastic waste is a serious issue, ExxonMobil brings a unique perspective: acknowledging the problem while highlighting the value of plastics […]

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EU Parliament Adopts Human Rights, Environment Due Diligence Law

Applies to EU and non-EU companies and parent companies with turnover of more than 450 million euro Firms to create transition plan that complies with Paris Agreement Companies will be liable for damages and can be fined for non-compliance On Wednesday, Parliament gave a final green light to new rules obliging firms to mitigate their […]

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