JPMorgan, Citi, RBC Reach Agreement with NYC on Climate Finance Disclosures

Three of the largest North American banks have agreed to publicly disclose their financing ratio of low-carbon energy to fossil fuels, setting a new standard for the banking sector After successful shareholder engagements, New York City Comptroller Brad Lander and trustees of the New York City Employees’ Retirement System, Teachers’ Retirement System, and Board of […]

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£1 Billion Worth of Precious Materials Can Be Saved Through Electrical Recycling in the UK

Material Focus launches its Electrical Waste: Challenges and Opportunities research to highlight the value hidden inside our electricals held on to unused in UK homes and in the waste stream UK households are holding unto 880 million unused electrical items and throwing away 103,000 tonnes of electricals, costing the economy in £488 million lost valuable […]

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ESG News Week In Review: 25 March – 31 March

Welcome back to the ESG News Week In Review! We’re thrilled to have you with us again. Get ready for another week of staying ahead with our curated roundup of the latest headlines covering ESG around the globe. Explore the newest developments in Energy Transition, Sustainable Finance, and beyond. Uncover groundbreaking Sustainability Goals, and gain […]

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KKR launches $3 Billion public takeover offer for Encavis to Boost European Renewable Energy

KKR announces the signing of an Investment Agreement with Encavis as part of a takeover offer. The Management Board and the Supervisory Board of Encavis are fully supportive of the strategic partnership and intend to recommend that all shareholders accept the offer. ABACON and other shareholders have signed binding agreements to sell and roll-over Encavis […]

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Google, KPMG, Accenture Among Top 10 Emitters: Businesses Lag on Cutting Travel Emissions Despite Climate Pledges

Key Takeaways: While 57 large companies have set targets, 83% of global companies still don’t have credible plans to reduce corporate flying emissions. A small group of companies have a bigger share of emissions than the rest of the companies in the ranking. The 25 biggest flyers without a target represent 36% of emissions from […]

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Yoshito Kishi, 85

Campus & Community Yoshito Kishi, 85 March 6, 2024 5 min read Memorial Minute — Faculty of Arts and Sciences At a meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on March 5, 2024, the following tribute to the life and service of the late Yoshito Kishi was spread upon the permanent records of the […]

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Unilever publishes review of key trade associations climate-related lobbying

Unilever, releasing its inaugural Climate Policy Engagement Review, urges industry associations to step up their engagement in climate advocacy. The company emphasizes the need for collaboration amongst various actors, including governments, businesses, and civil society, to tackle climate change and facilitate a just transition to a low-carbon economy. While acknowledging their own progress in reducing […]

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Italy’s Prysmian Seals $2.1 Billion contract for UK power transmission link

Effective immediately, the contract is now added to the Prysmian order backlog The award follows earlier Prysmian selection as preferred bidder and commitment to assure the required capacity Prysmian, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, has finalized the contract worth in the region of €1.9 billion by Eastern Green Link 2 […]

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Looking to rewind the aging clock

Health Looking to rewind the aging clock Kira Sampson BWH Communications February 16, 2024 4 min read Harvard researchers create model that better measures biological age, distinguishes between harmful and adaptive changes during life New “clocks” may provide answers to the question: What causes us to age? Researchers at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital have […]

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TDB and World Bank Boost Clean Energy in Africa with $300 Million Facility

The World Bank has extended a facility of close to $300 million to the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB), to support distributed renewable energy (DRE) and clean cooking private sector projects in eligible countries of the World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA) that are TDB member states. This new facility follows […]

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