IBM Envizi Enhances ESG Planning and Forecasting with AI

Responding to growing climate disclosure needs, a recent update to the IBM® Envizi ESG Suite empowers businesses to effectively manage their path towards emissions reduction targets. Announced on May 21st, 2024, this enhancement integrates Envizi’s robust ESG data model with IBM’s established planning and forecasting suite, IBM Planning Analytics. Combining Industry Leaders for Holistic Sustainability […]

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A joyful noise

The Memorial Church bell was recast in 2014. File photo by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer Campus & Community A joyful noise Ringing of bells marks 373rd Commencement Cynthia W. Rossano Harvard Correspondent May 23, 2024 4 min read Part of the Commencement 2024 series A collection of stories covering Harvard University’s 373rd Commencement. For the […]

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New HAA president brings holistic approach to alumni leadership

Campus & Community New HAA president brings holistic approach to alumni leadership Incoming HAA President Moitri Chowdhury Savard assumes her role July 1. Photos by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer May 20, 2024 6 min read Moitri Chowdhury Savard committed to listening deeply, respecting differences, finding common ground in shared values As a family physician, Moitri […]

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Sport England’s Bold New Strategy for Sustainability and Climate Action

Key Impact Points: Sport England’s “Every Move” strategy mandates all major sports bodies in England to have sustainability plans by 2027. A £45 million investment aims to address climate change and promote physical activity. Extreme weather affects 60% of adults’ ability to stay active in England. The Football Association estimates 120,000 soccer matches are lost […]

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Publicis Groupe Names Nannette LaFond-Dufour as Chief Impact Officer for Global ESG Initiatives

Publicis Groupe announced the appointment of Nannette LaFond-Dufour as Chief Impact Officer. In this newly created global role, Nannette will be responsible for driving immediate impact across the Groupe’s long-term ESG commitments. These include Publicis’ ambitious SBTI-approved climate goals, its concrete diversity, equity and inclusion action plans, as well as its flagship initiatives like the […]

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Schroders Greencoat Secures £170 Million Investment for UK Renewable Infrastructure Fund

Schroders Greencoat, the specialist renewables and energy transition infrastructure manager of Schroders Capital, today announces a £170 million commitment from the Environment Agency Pension Fund (EAPF) into its UK flagship private markets fund, Greencoat Renewable Income LP (GRI). GRI is the largest UK secure income fund of its kind and will be open to investors […]

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54% of Global CEOs are Committed to Decarbonizing Their Business to Reach Net Zero: EY Survey

CEOs prioritize AI transformation for productivity now but aim for net zero and new revenue streams in the longer term. Joint efforts by businesses, investors and policymakers can spur a speedy shift to a sustainable, net-zero future. CEOs and investors see an M&A uplift in 2024, with increased acquisitions and divestitures. There is a clear […]

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Scotiabank Raises EUR 1 Billion in First-Ever European Green Bond Issue

Scotiabank has issued its inaugural EUR 1 billion, 5-year senior fixed rate Green Bond (the “EUR Green Bond”) in the European market pursuant to Scotiabank’s Sustainable Issuance Framework released on April 5, 2024  (the “Framework”). Scotiabank intends to allocate, in accordance with the Framework, an amount equal to the net proceeds from the EUR Green Bond offering to finance […]

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Younger votes still lean toward Biden — but it’s complicated

President Biden delivering remarks on student debt and lowering costs for Americans at Madison College in Madison, Wisconsin, earlier this month. Kyle Mazza/NurPhoto via AP Nation & World Younger votes still lean toward Biden — but it’s complicated New IOP poll shows they still plan to show up to vote but are subject to ‘seismic […]

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Amazon butterfly evolved from hybrids

Researcher James Mallet displays a Heliconius elevatus specimen. Photos by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer Science & Tech Amazon butterfly evolved from hybrids Genomic findings challenge thinking on what makes a species Clea Simon Harvard Correspondent April 17, 2024 4 min read Writing to Charles Darwin in 1861, naturalist Henry Walter Bates described brightly colored Heliconius butterflies […]

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