ESG News Week In Review: 1 April – 7 April

Welcome back to the ESG News Week In Review! We’re thrilled to have you with us again. This week, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has pressed pause on its climate disclosure rule enforcement amidst a heated legal battle initiated by Republican-led states. The decision underscores the agency’s commitment to regulatory oversight on climate […]

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Navigating Harvard with a non-apparent disability

Campus & Community Navigating Harvard with a non-apparent disability 4 students with conditions ranging from diabetes to narcolepsy describe daily challenges that may not be obvious to their classmates and professors Nikki Rojas Harvard Staff Writer April 1, 2024 6 min read Eunice Chon (from left), Kelsey Biddle, Selena Gonzalez, Landon Hollingsworth. Photos by Dylan […]

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Lifting a few with my chatbot

“Face-to-face conversation is where intimacy and empathy develop,” says Sherry Turkle. Niles Singer/Harvard Staff Photographer Science & Tech Lifting a few with my chatbot Sociologist Sherry Turkle warns against growing trend of turning to AI for companionship, counsel Christina Pazzanese Harvard Staff Writer March 27, 2024 4 min read Artificial intelligence holds the promise of […]

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Nigeria gives companies until 2028 to adopt eco-friendly reporting standards

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has affirmed Nigeria’s commitment to diligently implement world-leading sustainability reporting standards aimed at unlocking capital investments, transforming business models, and safeguarding the environment in the country. The President gave the assurance on Thursday, March 21, 2024, at the State House, Abuja, during a meeting with the Chairman of International Sustainability Standards […]

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Maria Ressa named 2024 Commencement speaker

Campus & Community Maria Ressa named 2024 Commencement speaker March 19, 2024 3 min read Nobel Prize-winning defender of press freedom will deliver principal address Maria Ressa, a journalist, media entrepreneur, and leading advocate for freedom of the press, will be the principal speaker at Harvard’s 373rd Commencement on May 23. “Maria Ressa embodies Veritas. […]

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‘Curiosity as a tool of change’

Campus & Community ‘Curiosity as a tool of change’ During a virtual talk, Shira Hoffer ’25 explained the inspiration behind her Hotline for Israel/Palestine project. “The first question I received was, ‘What’s the best solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?’ Which I still haven’t answered.” Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer Anna Lamb Harvard Staff Writer March 7, […]

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Permira Assembles Dedicated Team to Drive Climate Investments

Climate investment strategy will invest across the ecosystem in transition assets as well as transition enablers Co-led by Kush Patel and another identified Partner joining in 2024, the team seeks to leverage the full Permira platform to help growth-oriented climate leaders deliver transformational growth at scale Permira, the global private equity firm, announced it has […]

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces $366 Million to Accelerate Clean Energy Deployment in Rural Communities

President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda Supports 17 Projects Across 20 States and 30 Tribal Nations and Communities, Bringing Clean Energy, High-Quality Jobs, and Energy Justice to Every Pocket of America As part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced more than $366 million for 17 projects across […]

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Alicia Forry Appointed Head of ESG at Investec Alternative Investment Management

Investec Alternative Investment Management (IAIM), the European mid-market private credit manager, has appointed Alicia Forry as Head of ESG, Alternative Investments. IAIM is an alternative investment platform focused on private market credit strategies. It leverages the origination and proprietary deal flow capabilities of Investec’s direct lending team to deliver private market investment solutions for investors. […]

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ADNOC and bp Forge New Gas Venture in Egypt to Fuel Growth and Energy Security

ADNOC and bp announced that they have agreed to form a new joint venture (JV) in Egypt. The JV (51% bp and 49% ADNOC) will combine the pair’s deep technical capabilities and proven track records as it aims to grow a highly competitive gas portfolio. As part of the agreement, bp will contribute its interests […]

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