French Private Equity Investor Eurazeo Plans €750M Impact Buyout Fund for Eco-Friendly Companies

Eurazeo introduces a new impact buyout fund with a target of €750 million. The fund aims to invest in companies addressing planetary boundaries. This initiative aligns with global sustainability and environmental goals. Eurazeo, a leading global investment company, has announced the launch of a new impact buyout fund dedicated to addressing planetary boundaries. The fund […]

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Had a bad experience meditating? You’re not alone.

Illustration by Marie Montocchio/Ikon Images Health Had a bad experience meditating? You're not alone. Altered states of consciousness through yoga, mindfulness more common than thought and mostly beneficial, study finds — though clinicians ill-equipped to help those who struggle Noah Brown MGH Communications May 24, 2024 4 min read Altered states of consciousness associated with […]

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Private Equity Firm EQT Offers $1.5 Billion for Renewable Energy Project Developer OX2

EQT’s offer values OX2 at 16.4 billion crowns ($1.51 billion). The offer price is SEK 60 per share. OX2’s board recommends shareholders accept the offer. Private equity firm EQT (EQTAB.ST) announced on Monday it has made a recommended cash offer to acquire Swedish renewable energy company OX2 (OX2SE.ST) for 16.4 billion Swedish crowns ($1.51 billion). […]

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Fidelity International Expands Sustainable Investment Options With New Article 9 SDG-Focused Sustainable Bond Funds

Key Impact Points: New Offerings: Fidelity International introduces two sustainable bond funds aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Article 9 Classification: Both funds are classified under the EU’s SFDR Article 9, indicating a primary focus on sustainable investments. Management Team: Kristian Atkinson and Shamil Gohil lead the fund management. Fidelity International has launched […]

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Prince William’s Earthshot Prize 2024 Impact Report Highlights 420k Tonnes Carbon Emissions Avoided

The Earthshot Prize and its network have catalyzed £50M in funding in addition to Prize Money, reaching 54M people on average each year on social media since 2021. The finalists have reduced, avoided, or captured 420,000 tonnes of CO2e emissions. THE RACE AGAINST TIME By 2030, the world must reduce CO2 emissions by over 40% […]

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Early warning sign of extinction?

Science & Tech Early warning sign of extinction? Anne J. Manning Harvard Staff Writer April 24, 2024 3 min read Planktonic foraminifera fossils offer clues into future changes in global biodiversity. Credit: Tracy Aze/University of Leeds Fossil record stretching millions of years shows tiny ocean creatures on the move before Earth heats up For hundreds […]

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Gaza cease-fire alone won’t repair larger enduring rift, political scientist says

Nation & World Gaza cease-fire alone won’t repair larger enduring rift, political scientist says Einat Wilf, who is also former Knesset member, says shift needed in Palestinian ideology on legitimacy of Israel Christina Pazzanese Harvard Staff Writer April 18, 2024 6 min read Einat Wilf speaks with Tarek Masoud. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer Calls for […]

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When art speaks to you

Marjorie Post’s dedication to art collection and curation at Hillwood Estate serves as a testament to the transformative power of travel with meaning, fostering cultural appreciation and understanding. The article highlights Post’s efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion through her eclectic art collection, which features works from various cultures and backgrounds. Through the universal language […]

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When will patients see personalized cancer vaccines?

Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer Health When will patients see personalized cancer vaccines? Sooner than you may think, says researcher who recently won Sjöberg Prize for pioneering work in field Alvin Powell Harvard Staff Writer April 10, 2024 8 min read Catherine J. Wu has been a pioneer in a promising approach to fight cancer: a […]

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Biden-Harris Administration Unveils $4 Billion Tax Credit Initiative to Strengthen Clean Energy Supply Chain and Drive Investments

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the U.S. Department of Treasury, and the Internal Revenue ServiceGreenhouse (IRS) announced $4 billion in tax credits for over 100 projects across 35 states to accelerate domestic clean energy manufacturing and reduce greenhouse gas emissions at industrial facilities. Projects selected for tax credits under the Qualifying Advanced Energy Project Tax […]

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