Google Launches First Offsite Heat Recovery Project in Finland, Providing 97% Carbon-Free Energy to the Local Community

The project will provide 80% of the heat demand for Finnish neighborhoods. Nestled on the shores of the Gulf of Finland, Google’s Hamina data center is set to become a hub for both digital information and sustainable heat for the district. In a partnership with city-owned energy provider Haminan Energia, Google is launching its first […]

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When the circus called, she took the leap

Campus & Community When the circus called, she took the leap Images courtesy of Izzy Patrowicz Nikki Rojas Harvard Staff Writer May 15, 2024 4 min read Extension School allowed trapeze artist Izzy Patrowicz to pursue big top dreams alongside bachelor’s degree Part of the Commencement 2024 series A collection of stories covering Harvard University’s […]

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Should NATO step up role in Russia-Ukraine war?

Nation & World Should NATO step up role in Russia-Ukraine war? Moderator David E. Sanger (from left) with Ivo Daalder, Karen Donfried, and Stephen Hadley. Photos by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer Christina Pazzanese Harvard Staff Writer May 14, 2024 5 min read National security analysts outline stakes ahead of July summit As Russia opens a […]

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Science is making anti-aging progress. But do we want to live forever?

Venki Ramakrishnan. Niles Singer/Harvard Staff Photographer Science & Tech Science is making anti-aging progress. But do we want to live forever? Nobel laureate details new book, which surveys research, touches on larger philosophical questions Anne J. Manning Harvard Staff Writer May 14, 2024 4 min read Mayflies live for only a day. Galapagos tortoises can […]

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Standard Chartered Commits to Methane Emissions Reduction Target, Enhancing Net Zero Roadmap

Broadening our ambition in greenhouse gas reduction Standard Chartered enhances net zero roadmap with commitment to deliver methane (CH4) emissions reduction target. A methane target aligns with our focus on reducing carbon dioxide-related (CO2) financed emissions and supports our ambition to be net zero by 2050. The Group has committed to set a baseline and identify […]

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BBVA Mobilizes €20 Billion in Sustainable Business, Up 41% in Q1 2024, Nears €300 Billion Goal

BBVA mobilized €20 billion in sustainable business in the first quarter of 2024, up 41 percent on the same period last year. The bank is now ahead of the curve in achieving its goal of mobilizing €300 billion between 2018 and 2025, having already reached €226 billion. Of this figure, 77 percent will go toward combating climate […]

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BlackRock-Temasek Venture Raise $1.4 Billion for Decarbonization-Focused Growth Fund

Decarbonization Partners, a joint venture between BlackRock and Temasek, successfully closed its first fund, Decarbonization Partners Fund I, at $1.4 billion. This figure surpassed the initial target of $1 billion, reflecting strong investor interest in accelerating the transition to a net-zero economy. Launched in 2022, Decarbonization Partners focuses on late-stage venture capital and early-growth private […]

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IKEA Supply and IOM Launch Global Partnership to Enhance Rights and Well-being of Migrant Workers

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and IKEA Supply AG are launching their first global partnership to promote the rights and well-being of migrant workers, employed across the IKEA supply chain. After a decade of collaboration and several projects, the new three-year partnership will leverage the strengths and expertise of both organisations. By collaborating IKEA […]

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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority approves New York’s Congestion Pricing Plan

In a decisive move, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board, acting as the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority board, established toll rates for New York City’s Central Business District, marking a significant milestone in the city’s efforts to implement congestion pricing. Following an extensive public engagement process that elicited 25,600 written comments and featured 386 […]

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Nestlé Partners with Cocoa Suppliers to Combat Climate Change Impact

As part of its commitment to reach net zero emissions by 2050, Nestlé has launched two new projects, developed with suppliers Cargill and ETG | Beyond Beans, both aiming to reduce and remove carbon emissions from its supply chains. The five-year projects will promote agroforestry, accelerate the transition to regenerative agriculture and support the reforestation […]

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