Improved Policies Could See up to £100bn AUM Shifting Towards Sustainable Finance in the UK, Finds UKSIF Research

UKSIF research finds more favourable policies could see up to £100bn AUM shifting towards sustainable finance in the UK. 69% of business decision-makers in the finance sector agreed that the lack of certainty over sustainability policy and regulation is limiting their investment in the UK. 95% of large UK finance firms would increase their investment […]

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Australian Government Unveils $15 Billion Investment to Boost Renewable Energy, Critical Minerals

Key Impact Points: $15 billion package aimed at reducing reliance on foreign suppliers. $3.2 billion allocated for renewable energy tech commercialization. $7 billion for critical minerals production incentives. $209.3 million for the Net Zero Economy Authority. The Australian government announced a significant A$22.7 billion ($15.0 billion) investment package on Tuesday to bolster domestic manufacturing and […]

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‘You can solve anything’

Campus & Community ‘You can solve anything’ Priyanka Pillai wants to take on big problems — and has learned how good design can help Christina Pazzanese Harvard Staff Writer May 14, 2024 5 min read Niles Singer/Harvard Staff Photographer Part of the Commencement 2024 series A collection of stories covering Harvard University’s 373rd Commencement. Growing […]

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Colleagues, students remember Helen Vendler, a ‘titan’ of poetry criticism

Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer Campus & Community Colleagues, students remember Helen Vendler, a ‘titan’ of poetry criticism Eileen O’Grady Harvard Staff Writer May 1, 2024 6 min read Beyond her passion for her work, they say, she was creative and engaged teacher, thoughtful adviser and mentor, trusted friend  When Helen Vendler taught William Blake’s “The […]

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Salesforce Unveils Sustainable AI Policy Principles and Climate-Focused Initiatives

Newly-established Sustainable AI Policy Principles aim to guide advocacy with regulators and lawmakers Five nonprofits will develop AI-focused climate solutions with Salesforce support, prioritizing mitigation, adaptation, resilience, and finance Salesforce introduced a series of new initiatives designed to foster a more sustainable and equitable future through the use of AI. The company has rolled out […]

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Nikole Hannah-Jones on history, rage — and hope

Keynote speaker Nikole Hannah-Jones. Photos by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer Campus & Community Nikole Hannah-Jones on history, rage — and hope Pulitzer Prize winner delivers keynote at Harvard & the Legacy of Slavery Initiative’s 2024 Symposium Samantha Laine Perfas Harvard Staff Writer April 29, 2024 5 min read Nikole Hannah-Jones was 11 the first time […]

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Contiki Coaches in Europe Now Powered by Biofuel!

Contiki, a travel company for young adults, has taken a big step forward in sustainability by switching their European coaches to biofuel in January 2024. What is Biofuel? Biofuel is a renewable fuel source derived from organic materials like plant or food waste. Contiki specifically uses hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO), a type of biofuel made […]

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CO280, Aker Carbon Capture Partner with Microsoft to Enhance Carbon Removal in North America

New collaboration aims to scale the full value chain of carbon removal by capturing and permanently sequestering biogenic CO2 at pulp and paper mills. CO280 and Aker Carbon Capture’s collaboration with Microsoft will supply the market with significant volumes of permanent, verifiable, affordable Carbon Dioxide Removals (CDRs). CO280 and Aker Carbon Capture have signed a Memorandum […]

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Yes, it’s exciting. Just don’t look at the sun.

Campus & Community Yes, it’s exciting. Just don’t look at the sun. Niles Singer/Harvard Staff Photographer Anne J. Manning Harvard Staff Writer April 1, 2024 3 min read Lab, telescope specialist details Harvard eclipse-viewing party, offers safety tips Those who miss this one could need to wait 20 years to get another chance. A total […]

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Hate mosquitoes? Who doesn’t? But maybe we shouldn’t.

Science & Tech Hate mosquitoes? Who doesn’t? But maybe we shouldn’t. A Culex mosquito feeding from an invasive brown anole lizard in Florida. Photos courtesy of Lawrence Reeves Samantha Laine Perfas Harvard Staff Writer March 26, 2024 5 min read Entomologist says there is much scientists don’t know about habitats, habits, impacts on their environments […]

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