Verdane Expands Decarbonisation Team with New Partners, Dr. Erich Becker and Christina Levin-Rylander

Verdane, the European specialist growth investor, has announced the appointment of new Partner Dr Erich Becker, a veteran of the sustainable investment and energy industry.  Verdane has further bolstered its decarbonisation team with the addition of Christina Levin-Rylander as the Chief Operating Officer for Elevate, Verdane’s team of in-house operational advisors, where she will focus on decarbonisation […]

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Jaclyn Noble: Coming apart at the seams?

I recently spent a day in one of my Happy Places, strolling around Texworld, the twice-yearly global textile exhibit at the Javits Center in New York City.  After 30 years in the apparel industry, I am continually fascinated by the latest developments in the textiles themselves, and in the business. Who has the best quality, […]

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Europe’s Climate Crisis: Urgent Action Required as Risks Outpace Preparedness

Europe is the fastest warming continent in the world, and climate risks are threatening its energy and food security, ecosystems, infrastructure, water resources, financial stability, and people’s health. According to the European Environment Agency’s (EEA) assessment, published today, many of these risks have already reached critical levels and could become catastrophic without urgent and decisive […]

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Tim Mohin: Top Five Takeaways from SEC Final Climate Rule

Two years after proposing the rule, more than 24,000 comment letters, and a nearly three-hour meeting marked by politically charged statements, the five Securities and Exchange Commissioners voted along party lines (3-2) to approve the final rule requiring climate-related disclosures for public companies listed on US stock exchanges. Here is the TL/DR from the 886-page […]

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Dutch pension fund ABP sets target for $32.5 billion in ‘impact’ investments by 2030

Dutch pension fund ABP aims to achieve €30 billion in investments by 2030 that yield double returns: financial and societal impacts, especially in areas like climate and biodiversity solutions. The fund plans to allocate €10 billion of these ‘impact investments’ within the Netherlands, focusing on affordable housing, sustainable energy, and innovation. These objectives are outlined […]

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How AI is changing the Sustainability and Circularity in Fashion industry?

AI is on everyone’s lips and it has entered into many business strategies and visions in hopes for more productivity and process efficiencies. With all things happening in (generative) AI and industries it is impacting, how is AI likely to transform the way we shop and consume fashion? Can AI help and facilitate the transition […]

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Could troubling police, media response to Stuart murder happen again?

Nation & World Could troubling police, media response to Stuart murder happen again? IOP Director Setti Warren (from left), Professor Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Boston Globe reporter Elizabeth Koh, Globe editors Brendan McCarthy and Adrian Walker during the “Race, Police and the Media in America” discussion. Photo by Scott Eisen Liz Mineo Harvard Staff Writer February […]

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EU Sets Ambitious Targets to Restore Ecosystems by 2050

EU countries must restore at least 30% of habitats in poor condition by 2030, 60% by 2040, and 90% by 2050 Provisions for agricultural ecosystems can be temporarily suspended under exceptional circumstances Over 80% of European habitats are in poor shape The new law sets a target for the EU to restore at least 20% […]

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EU Sets Path for Climate Neutrality with Carbon Removal Certification Framework

Council and European Parliament negotiators reached a provisional political agreement today on a regulation to establish the first EU-level certification framework for for permanent carbon removals, carbon farming and carbon storage in products . The voluntary framework is intended to facilitate and speed up the deployment of high-quality carbon removal and soil emission reduction activities in the […]

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Why regulators may toss cold water on buzz over psychedelics

Health Why regulators may toss cold water on buzz over psychedelics The nation’s first program to sell psychedelic drugs to the public opened in Oregon in June. Pictured are psilocybin mushrooms from an Oregon lab. Craig Mitchelldyer/AP Photo Alvin Powell Harvard Staff Writer January 24, 2024 9 min read Drugs show promise as new treatment […]

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