Heidelberg Materials Launches Green Finance Framework to Boost Decarbonization Efforts

The new Green Finance Framework will fund sustainable projects and support the company’s decarbonisation efforts The Framework supports the company’s accountability and commitment to its environmental strategy and targets Green Finance instruments will play an essential role to reach Heidelberg Materials’ target to increase the share of sustainable financial instruments to over 70% by 2025 […]

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FertigHy Invests €1.3 Billion to Build First Low-Carbon Fertiliser Plant in Northern France

New industrial-scale plant will produce 500,000 metric tons of low-carbon, nitrogen-based fertiliser annually from 2030, which corresponds to around 10% of France’s agricultural sector’s consumption. Plant will require an estimated €1.3 billion in investment, creating around 250 direct jobs in the region. The French government is prepared to assist FertigHy’s project in order to ensure […]

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How I see it: All is Not OK in Oklahoma

In the tumultuous landscape of the US culture wars, fear and values have become the twin engines of US politics. Their combination forms a formidable narrative that sways voters. As a reader of ESG News, you’re likely no stranger to the fact that the latest specter raised by conservatives is ESG. Many conservative states in […]

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KKR, HASI Partner To Invest $2 Billion In Sustainable Infrastructure Projects

Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital, Inc., a leading investor in climate solutions, and KKR, a leading global investment firm, announced an agreement to establish CarbonCount Holdings 1 LLC to invest up to a combined $2 billion in climate positive projects across the United States. Per the agreement, signed May 4, 2024, HASI and KKR have […]

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Britain’s Climate Action Plan Deemed Unlawful, UK High Court Rules

The UK’s fight against climate change hit a roadblock after the High Court ruled its Carbon Budget Delivery Plan (CBDP) unlawful. This plan, outlining how the country would achieve its ambitious emissions reduction targets, was found lacking in crucial aspects. The Flawed Plan: Unrealistic Ambitions and Lack of Transparency The court identified several issues with […]

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Fast-tracking carbon removal: Climeworks extends offering beyond pure DAC

Starting today, Climeworks offers holistic, high-quality carbon removal portfolios, complementary to its existing carbon removal service focused on direct air capture. Under the new Climeworks Solutions offering, portfolios are tailored to the individual needs of companies and are comprised of both engineered and nature-based approaches that remove CO₂ from the atmosphere. The decision to extend […]

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Up next for Supreme Court on abortion: Idaho

Harvard Law School Professor I. Glenn Cohen discusses the rapidly evolving legal landscape since the overturning of Roe v. Wade in 2022. Niles Singer/Harvard Staff Photographer Nation & World Up next for Supreme Court on abortion: Idaho Justices to hear case on near-complete ban amid shifting legal landscape after overturn of Roe Christina Pazzanese Harvard […]

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ISS-Corporate Bolsters Sustainability Services with Celsia Acquisition

ISS-Corporate, a leading provider of compensation, governance, cyber risk monitoring, and sustainability offerings to help companies improve shareholder value and reduce risk, today announced the acquisition of Celsia, an Oslo-based provider of SaaS solutions for corporate sustainability reporting. Formed in 2021, Celsia’s software simplifies regulatory sustainability reporting with a particular focus on solving for the […]

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‘Harvard Thinking’: Is AI friend or foe? Wrong question.

Illustration by Nick Shepherd/Ikon Images Science & Tech ‘Harvard Thinking’: Is AI friend or foe? Wrong question. In podcast, a lawyer, computer scientist, and statistician debate ethics of artificial intelligence Samantha Laine Perfas Harvard Staff Writer April 10, 2024 long read ChatGPT’s launch in late 2022 heightened the debate about whether recent leaps in artificial […]

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Boston University report says China could drive Africa’s renewable energy revolution

A new report by Boston University’s Global Development Policy Center and the African Economic Research Consortium sheds light on China’s potential to be a transformative force in Africa’s shift towards clean energy. The report acknowledges China’s established role as Africa’s biggest trading partner, with substantial investments in large-scale infrastructure projects. However, it reveals a critical […]

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