Ørsted Secures $680 Million Tax Equity Financing from J.P. Morgan for Solar and Storage Projects

Ørsted, a leading U.S. clean energy developer, announced an investment from J.P. Morgan for $680 million in tax equity financing for a portfolio of solar and storage assets in Texas and Arizona. The project portfolio consists of Eleven Mile Solar Center, a 300 MW solar and 300 MW /1200 MWh storage project in Pinal County, Arizona and Sparta Solar, a 250 MW […]

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ERM and Workiva Form Partnership to Enhance Climate and Sustainability Reporting for Clients

ERM, the largest global specialist sustainability consultancy, has announced a strategic partnership with Workiva, one of the world’s leading cloud platforms for assured integrated reporting. Together, ERM and Workiva will advise businesses and provide cloud-based technology solutions to collect and manage ESG data and disclosures in real time to shape their sustainability reporting. Workiva simplifies […]

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BCG’s 2023 Sustainability Report Highlights Progress and Innovative Solutions

Boston Consulting Group (BCG) released its Annual Sustainability Report: From Bold Ideas to Exponential Impact. The report showcases the firm’s work throughout 2023 to find the most valuable, sustainable, and innovative solutions to pressing global social and planetary challenges. It also outlines BCG’s progress toward its own sustainability commitments. “We are proud that in 2023 we […]

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ESG News Week In Review: 22 April – 28 April

Welcome back to the ESG News Week In Review! Dive into the pulse of sustainable finance and responsible investing with our latest edition! This week’s headlines pack a punch as the global ESG landscape witnesses monumental shifts and groundbreaking initiatives: Insurance Industry Mobilizes for Climate Action: A new alliance emerges as the insurance sector pledges […]

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EU Parliament Sets Stricter Air Quality Laws for 2030 to Reduce Pollution and Premature Deaths

Stricter 2030 limits for several air pollutants Air quality indices to be comparable across all member states Access to justice and right to compensation for citizens Air pollution leads to around 300,000 premature deaths per year in the EU The revised law aims to reduce air pollution in the EU for a clean and healthy […]

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US SEC Pauses Climate Disclosure Rule Pending Court Challenge

The pause reflects the contentious legal landscape surrounding corporate climate accountability. It underscores the SEC’s commitment to defending regulatory oversight on climate risks. The legal battle highlights the divide between states on environmental versus economic priorities. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced a suspension in the enforcement of its climate disclosure rule […]

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Octopus Energy Distributes £100 Million in Referral Payments to Customers

Over the past eight years, Octopus has paid customers £100 million in referrals New heat pump referral scheme to boost the payment to customers even further Customers will get £100 for every heat pump customer referred Comes as heat pump grant applications jump by 75% year-on-year Octopus Energy today launches the UK’s first heat pump […]

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A molecular ‘warhead’ against disease

Cristina Woo (center) in her lab with study co-authors Nandini Vallavoju (from left), Wenqing Xu, Ralph Mazitschek, and Connor Payne. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer Health A molecular ‘warhead’ against disease Approach attacks errant proteins at their roots Yahya Chaudry Harvard Correspondent April 2, 2024 3 min read In the battle against cancer and other diseases, […]

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Tesco and NatWest Launch Sustainable Farming Initiative for Cost Reduction and Decarbonization

Tesco and NatWest will provide financial assistance for farmers who want to switch to sustainable farming methods 1,500 Tesco farmers set to benefit from the voluntary scheme, as well as access to Tesco preferred suppliers, with potential volume discounts offered on assets such as solar panels and heat pumps Tesco, the UK’s leading supermarket and […]

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JLL Report Reveals Tipping Point for Low-Carbon Buildings Demand in Sight

Key findings The impacts of carbon commitments will materialize in lease markets in the next 12 to 24 months, creating a tipping point where investments in low-carbon buildings will start to pay dividends. Corporate occupiers must ensure their next lease allows them to show material progress on their goals – yet they will face challenges […]

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