Time to stand up, defend American higher education, Faust says

President Emerita Drew Faust (center) acknowledges the audience after receiving a standing ovation for her oration. Photos by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer Campus & Community Time to stand up, defend American higher education, Faust says Liz Mineo Harvard Staff Writer May 21, 2024 5 min read President emerita invokes spirit of Emerson, pushes back against recent […]

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MAS and PBC Collaborate to Advance Green and Transition Finance

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the People’s Bank of China (PBC) are taking significant steps to enhance their collaboration in green and transition finance. During the 2nd China-Singapore Green Finance Taskforce (GFTF) meeting on May 20, 2024, the two central banks discussed various initiatives aimed at aligning taxonomies, facilitating green finance flows, and […]

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Tim Mohin: Flurry of US Climate Actions Unnoticed by Voters

The US has issued a raft of new climate policies in recent months as the Biden administration attempts to shield progress against any future government backtracking. This week alone, the EPA finalized a rule that will increase methane reporting and the proliferation of methane-detecting equipment for more accurate reporting. Reducing methane emissions is a key part of the Biden […]

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Citi Group achieves $441B of $1T sustainable finance 2030 goal with renewables a ‘major driver’

In 2023, Citi reaffirmed its commitment to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles amidst a complex global backdrop marked by environmental urgencies and socio-economic shifts. The annual ESG report outlines substantial strides across diverse sectors, with Citi leveraging its global presence to foster economic resilience and environmental sustainability. CEO’s Reflection: Navigating Challenges with Purpose Jane […]

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Biden Administration Sets Landmark Power Plant Pollution Rule to clean up US power sector

Four final rules deliver on the Biden-Harris Administration’s day-one commitment to lead on climate action and to protect all communities from pollution The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a suite of final rules to reduce pollution from fossil fuel-fired power plants in order to protect all communities from pollution and improve public health without disrupting […]

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TotalEnergies and Vanguard Renewables Form Joint Venture for RNG Projects in the U.S

TotalEnergies, a global integrated energy company, and Vanguard Renewables, a U.S. leader in farm-based organics-to-renewable natural gas production and a portfolio company of a fund managed by BlackRock’s Diversified Infrastructure business, have signed an agreement to create an equally owned joint venture to develop, build, and operate Farm Powered® renewable natural gas (RNG) projects in […]

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New Report Identifies Best Practices of Low-Carbon Leaders from Morningstar Sustainalytics

A new report by Morningstar Sustainalytics reveals that while less than 10% of companies globally are consistently implementing best practices for the low carbon transition, there are leading examples to learn from. The report, based on Morningstar Sustainalytics’ Low Carbon Transition Ratings (LCTR), identified six key actions most commonly adopted by companies at the forefront […]

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Bernie Sanders sees red lights flashing for election

Sen. Bernie Sanders at the Harvard Kennedy School. Photos by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer Nation & World Bernie Sanders sees red lights flashing for election Vermont senator warns of growing income, wealth, and political inequality Anna Lamb Harvard Staff Writer April 17, 2024 5 min read Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders sees warning lights flashing in […]

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UBS Asset Management Launches First UCITS ETF Tracking S&P 500 Climate Transition Index

UBS Asset Management (UBS AM) has launched the UBS ETF S&P 500 Climate Transition ESG UCITS ETF, marking a significant stride for sustainability-focused investors in Europe. This ETF is the first UCITS exchange-traded fund to track a climate transition index specifically designed to align with the S&P 500 universe. The fund caters to investors seeking […]

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Finding middle way out of Gaza war

Panelists Melani Cammett (clockwise from top left), Oded Leshem, Mohammad Kundos, Alon-Lee Green, and Rula Hardal. Photos by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer Nation & World Finding middle way out of Gaza war Educators, activists explore peacebuilding based on shared desires for ‘freedom and equality and independence’ at Weatherhead panel Christy DeSmith Harvard Staff Writer April […]

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