Insurers Slammed for Practices That Imperil People and Planet

A major investigation into the world’s 65 largest insurance companies from the responsible investment charity ShareAction, released today, shows that both people and planet face the triple whammy from insurance companies underwriting and investing in projects that are increasing global warming, damaging the natural environment and failing to protect human rights. Insuring Disaster 2024 analyses the […]

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Broken Promises: G20 Pours Billions into Fossil Fuels Despite Clean Energy Pledges

G20 nations and multilateral development banks channeled $142 billion towards fossil fuels projects in developing countries between 2020-2022. This is nearly 1.4 times the amount invested in clean energy projects during the same period. Canada, Japan, and South Korea were the top financiers of these fossil fuel projects. While some G7 nations pledged to end […]

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Why AI fairness conversations must include disabled people

Science & Tech Why AI fairness conversations must include disabled people Naomi Saphra, Lawrence Weru, Maitreya Shah. Photos by Jon Chase and Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographers and courtesy of Maitreya Shah; photo illustration by Judy Blomquist/Harvard Staff Eileen O’Grady Harvard Staff Writer April 3, 2024 7 min read Tech offers promise to help yet too […]

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Anticipate, accommodate, empower

Campus & Community Anticipate, accommodate, empower Nadine Gaab, Michael Ashley Stein, Andrew Clark, Arthur Kleinman. Photos by Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer; photo illustration by Judy Blomquist/Harvard Staff Nikki Rojas Harvard Staff Writer April 2, 2024 5 min read How to ensure students with disabilities have an equal chance to succeed? Second in a four-part series […]

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70 Percent of European Companies Spend Less than a Quarter of Capital Expenditure on Green Initiatives

New CDP and Oliver Wyman analysis finds more than half of corporates in key high-emitting sectors report access to capital as a key concern in decarbonization efforts Many companies still are not sufficiently decarbonizing at the scale and pace we need today, with just one in five making substantial progress in key areas In many sectors, the fundamental economics […]

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USDA Fuels Rural Clean Energy Transition with $2.3 Billion Investment

USDA Selects First Five Applications to Move Forward in the Awards Process for the Powering Affordable Clean Energy Program As part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s PowerXchange annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas that USDA is moving […]

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What’s next for Sri Lanka?

Eric Beerbohm, senior adviser for civil discourse in FAS, discussed divisions in Sri Lanka with Madura Rasaratnam, Mario Arulthas, and Kate Cronin-Furman. Photos by Niles Singer/Harvard Staff Photographer Nation & World What’s next for Sri Lanka? Scholars take measure of divided nation after students push for broader conversation Christy DeSmith  Harvard Staff Writer March 7, […]

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Bloomberg Survey Reveals Evolving ESG Data as Top Challenge for European Firms as CSRD Looms

A recent Bloomberg survey of roughly 200 European financial market participants reveals a growing concern: managing the ever-increasing volume of ESG data. The survey, conducted throughout 2023 and encompassing respondents from major European cities like London, Stockholm, Geneva, and Milan, explored various aspects of ESG data prioritization, challenges, and current management practices. Bloomberg’s European ESG […]

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Mayor Adams Launches Visionary Plan for NYC’s Green-Collar Job Growth

State of the City Commitment Will Grow City’s Green Economy, Train and Position New Yorkers to Benefit from Nearly 400,000 Green-Collar Jobs by 2040 Plan Will Advance $100 Million Climate Innovation Hub at Brooklyn Army Terminal, Create More Than 12,000 Green Economy Apprenticeships by 2040 Climate Collaborative Across Brooklyn Army Terminal, Governors Island, Brooklyn Navy […]

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UK Energy Transition Stalls, DNV Report Warns, Urges Urgent Action

A new report by DNV, the energy expert and assurance provider, paints a stark picture of the UK’s energy transition. While the UK has ambitious climate goals, the current pace of progress is insufficient, putting the country at risk of missing its 2030 and 2050 decarbonization targets. Key Findings: Off Track: The UK is currently on […]

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