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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IBM Showcases Progress on Sustainability and Social Responsibility in 2023 Impact Report

IBM announced the release of its 2023 Impact report. The report summarizes the company’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives, partnerships and investments in 2023, which were implemented to advance our goal of making a lasting positive impact. Over the last year, the world experienced widespread adoption of AI and other emerging technologies. IBMers have leveraged these technologies, creating […]

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EARTHDAY.ORG Highlights Climate Education as Key to Combating Climate Crisis in New Report

EARTHDAY.ORG is the global force behind Earth Day, which activates one billion people around the world every April 22 to advocate for the health of our planet. Today, EARTHDAY.ORG released a brand-new report outlining the case for climate education as part of the climate crisis solution. EARTHDAY.ORG supports the introduction of climate education into every school curriculum, […]

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Barclays Names Rafael Abati Co-Head of Energy Transition Group EMEA

A critical element of Barclays’ Investment Banking strategy and net zero ambition is support for clients as they navigate the transition to a low-carbon economy. As part of Barclays’ continued investment in the Energy Transition sector, Rafael Abati has been appointed Co-Head of the Energy Transition Group (ETG) in EMEA, alongside Marie Freier. Rafael will […]

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EU Parliament Passes Reforms to Decarbonize Gas Market, Promote Biomethane and Hydrogen

New directive will help decarbonise the gas sector to tackle climate change MEPs secured measures to protect vulnerable consumers and to ensure transparency EU countries will be able to restrict imports from Russia To shift away from fossil gas, the legislation will promote biomethane and hydrogen  MEPs adopted plans to facilitate the uptake of renewable […]

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EPA’s Annual Report Shows Increase in US Greenhouse Gas Emissions Amid Economic Recovery

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its latest annual Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks (GHG Inventory), which presents a national-level overview of annual greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 to 2022. Net U.S. greenhouse gas emissions were 5,489 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent in 2022, a 1.3% increase in emissions from 2021. […]

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Tim Mohin: Climate Rights are Human Rights

In a historic ruling, the European Court of Human Rights decided that Switzerland’s failure to act on climate violates human rights.  This was the first time an international court determined that governments were legally obligated to meet their climate targets under human rights law and set a precedent for other cases.  The nine-year court battle called […]

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Toyota Pumps $300 Million into Early-Stage Tech and Climate Solutions

Toyota Ventures, the early-stage venture capital arm of Toyota, announced two $150 million funds to expand its investments in startups developing disruptive technologies and business models at the forefront of innovation. The addition of the new funds, Toyota Ventures Frontier Fund II (TVFF II) and Toyota Ventures Climate Fund II (TVCF II), brings the firm’s total assets under management […]

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EU Establishes New Scheme for Carbon Removal Certification

Certification framework to boost high-quality carbon removals and counter greenwashing New rules will enable farmers to get paid to remove carbon Public EU registry to ensure transparency The law will set up an EU certification framework for carbon removals to boost their uptake and help achieve EU climate neutrality by 2050. Parliament on Wednesday adopted […]

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Standard Chartered, KPMG, UN Body Launch Roadmap to Boost Climate Adaptation Funding

Call for step-change in financing adaptation and resilience as breakthrough Guide for Adaptation and Resilience Finance (the Guide) offers clarity and transparency to accelerate investment. The Guide sets out – for the first time – eligible financeable activities and guidance on what constitutes adaptation and resilience investment, alongside a practical roadmap for financing and investment […]

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