One way to help big groups of students? Volunteer tutors.

Nation & World One way to help big groups of students? Volunteer tutors. Research finds low-cost, online program yields significant results Anna Lamb Harvard Staff Writer May 29, 2024 5 min read It’s well established that tutoring programs can make a big difference in student outcomes. A recent study by Harvard researchers Eliana La Ferrara, […]

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KfW Appoints Jürgen Kern as New Chief Sustainability Officer

KfW Development Bank is committed to the concept of sustainability, an economic system that safeguards the livelihood and quality of life for the coming generations, too. This is why KfW considers the promotion of ecologically sound, socially just and economically robust developments in partner countries to be its core task, and to drive change forward […]

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World’s Largest Sovereign Wealth Fund Invests €203 Million in Spanish Solar Portfolio

Norges Bank Investment Management has signed an agreement to acquire a 49 percent interest in a 644 MW portfolio of solar plants located in Spain. The agreement was signed on 23 April 2024.  Norges Bank Investment Management [1] will pay 203 million euros for its 49 percent interest in the portfolio, valuing the portfolio at […]

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Nature Action 100 Unveils Investor Benchmark For Corporate Nature Risk Assessment

The Nature Action 100 Company Benchmark will measure progress toward the initiative’s Investor Expectations of Companies.  Nature Action 100, the first global investor-led engagement initiative to address nature and biodiversity loss, has revealed a set of benchmark indicators that will be used to assess the nature-related ambition and action of the initiative’s 100 companies.  The […]

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Acclaimed poet receives Arts Medal

Arts & Culture Acclaimed poet receives Arts Medal Kevin Young with Brenda Tindal at the Lowell Lecture Hall. Photos by Niles Singer/Harvard Staff Photographer Liz Mineo Harvard Staff Writer April 26, 2024 7 min read Kevin Young ’92 reflects on what took root at Harvard and how it’s grown When Kevin Young ’92 came to Harvard […]

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All the world’s a stage 

Photos by Niles Singer/Harvard Staff Photographer Arts & Culture All the world’s a stage  Richard Sennett urges revitalizing public life, spaces, politics by creating spaces that engage imagination  Samantha Laine Perfas Harvard Staff Writer April 15, 2024 5 min read Richard Sennett began his career as a professional cellist and became a well-known sociologist whose […]

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EU Parliament Passes Reforms to Decarbonize Gas Market, Promote Biomethane and Hydrogen

New directive will help decarbonise the gas sector to tackle climate change MEPs secured measures to protect vulnerable consumers and to ensure transparency EU countries will be able to restrict imports from Russia To shift away from fossil gas, the legislation will promote biomethane and hydrogen  MEPs adopted plans to facilitate the uptake of renewable […]

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UK Celebrates Being First Major Economy to Halve its Emissions

Provisional data shows UK territorial greenhouse gas emissions fell further across several key sectors between 2022 and 2023. UK greenhouse gas emissions continue to fall, UK now half way to net zero as emissions have been cut by 53% between 1990 and 2023 or 50% when including emissions from international aviation and shipping electricity supply […]

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Persefoni Launches Free, Self-Guided Software for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Management Across Supply Chains

Free tool for all businesses to help disclose GHG emissions Enterprise-grade solution for SMB and large organizations Intuitive, self-guided workflows — no prior experience required Persefoni Pro, a free, enterprise-grade tool, enables businesses to create accurate carbon footprints for internal and external stakeholders Persefoni, a leading Climate Management & Accounting Platform (CMAP) for enterprises and […]

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Presidential task forces announce listening sessions

Harvard Yard Photo by Dylan Goodman Campus & Community Presidential task forces announce listening sessions Task forces to combat antisemitism and anti-Muslim and anti-Arab bias will hear from Harvard College students, with more engagement planned across the University March 22, 2024 5 min read Starting Monday, the Presidential Task Force on Combating Antisemitism and the […]

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