White & Case Advises VERBUND on €500 Million Green Bond Issuance Incorporating Biodiversity

Global law firm White & Case LLP advised VERBUND AG on its €500 million green bonds issuance including biodiversity with a seven-year term and a fixed coupon of 3.250%. VERBUND intends to use the net proceeds from the issuance of the bond for green projects that are in line with the VERBUND Green Financing Framework, […]

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Amazon Sustainability Accelerator 2024 Selects 15 Start-Ups to Drive Environmental Innovations

15 start-ups from across Europe get a chance to supercharge their growth after being picked to be part of this year’s bigger-than-ever Amazon Sustainability Accelerator Fledgling businesses from Glasgow, Nottingham and London are among the participants hoping to grow their companies by helping other businesses reduce their impact on the environment New for this year, […]

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Infor Introduces GenAI and ESG Reporting Features for Industry-Specific Productivity and Environmental Footprint Tracking

Infor®, the industry cloud company, today announced the launch of Infor GenAI and ESG Reporting, to help customers improve productivity and report on their environmental footprint. Infor’s modern solutions, from industry-leading ERPs to supply chain solutions, run critical operations in manufacturing, distribution, healthcare and public sector, and the power of GenAI combined with unique industry […]

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QBE Insurance Names Nicola Schroder as New Group Head of Sustainability

QBE Insurance Group Limited announced the appointment of Nicola Schroder as Group Head of Sustainability. In this role, Nicola will continue to drive QBE’s Sustainability Strategy across its three key focus areas.  “Nicola has been instrumental in driving our sustainability initiatives over the last 5 years. Her deep expertise and leadership will be invaluable as […]

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Bridgewater Associates Partners with Global Citizen to Help Raise $5 Bln in Loans for Developing Countries

Summit to take place October 9-10 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, presented by Global Citizen and Bridgewater Associates  Summit to support the World Bank’s IDA21 replenishment in its ambition to improve living conditions, support social and economic development in 75 low-income countries, including lifting 250 million people out of energy poverty by 2030 At the IDA for Africa Heads […]

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Bezos Earth Fund To invest $100 Million for AI Solutions to Tackle Climate Change and Nature Loss

Calls for innovative solutions as part of its AI for Climate and Nature Grand Challenge The Bezos Earth Fund unveiled an AI for Climate and Nature Grand Challenge – under which up to $100 million in grants will be awarded. Its goal is to see how modern AI might help address climate change and nature loss and inspire deeper collaboration […]

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IBM Showcases Progress on Sustainability and Social Responsibility in 2023 Impact Report

IBM announced the release of its 2023 Impact report. The report summarizes the company’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives, partnerships and investments in 2023, which were implemented to advance our goal of making a lasting positive impact. Over the last year, the world experienced widespread adoption of AI and other emerging technologies. IBMers have leveraged these technologies, creating […]

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LyondellBasell Releases Latest Sustainability Report titled “Everyday Sustainability”

LyondellBasell published its annual sustainability report titled, Everyday Sustainability. The publication offers an in-depth review of the company’s progress over the last year toward establishing itself as an industry leader in sustainability by focusing on three critical sustainability challenges: ending plastic waste, taking climate action, and supporting a thriving society. “We embrace sustainability as an […]

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Lack of Trust in ESG Data Hinders Sustainable Investing, Says Deloitte & Fletcher School

As sustainability becomes a more common consideration for investment management professionals in the United States, trust in the environmental, social and governance (ESG) data used to inform investment decisions by asset owners and managers is lagging, according to a new global study titled “Investor trust in sustainability data” from Deloitte and The Fletcher School at […]

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Brent Floating Farms Invites Participation to Combat Environmental Damage and Ensure Food Security

The dedicated team behind Brent Floating Farms is working hard to combat devastating environmental damage caused by current agricultural methods, as well as the vast myriad of major challenges faced by commercial farmers and the threat of food shortages in today’s overdeveloped world. With several years of farming experience, the Brent team put their skills […]

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