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Coronavirus and Sustainability:

Despite Coronavirus, 56% Of Americans Think About Sustainability More Than Ever
Most of us want the government and brands to prioritize sustainability even while facing other issues. When the coronavirus shutdown hit California, ...

Wisconsin still going green during COVID-19 pandemic, giving sustainability advocates hope for ...
Green Bay Press Gazette
Sustainability advocates remain optimistic for the future of the environmental movement after the coronavirus disease is no longer at pandemic levels.

Coronavirus has not knocked the sustainability pitch
Coronavirus has not knocked the sustainability pitch. Epson reports that channel partners and customers are still talking green even in the face of the ...

Sector Based Decarbonization:

After IMO 2020, decarbonization in spotlight for shipping sector: Fuel for Thought
S&P Global
The NGOs in a joint statement said “good technical progress” made at the virtual event “revealed that a properly enforced goal-based operational ...

Global Reporting Initiative:

Harsco Releases 2019-2020 Environmental, Social & Governance Report
Harsco's 2019-2020 ESG Report is informed by leading market standards including the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the Sustainability ...

Equitrans Midstream Releases 2020 Corporate Sustainability Report
Business Wire
... released its first annual corporate sustainability report, which was produced in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Core option and ...
Sustainability Reporting in China: The Rise of CSR and ESG Reporting by Businesses
China Briefing
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), an independent standards organization that helps businesses report on their impacts, defines 'sustainability ...

Renewable Energy Investments:

Governor Cuomo Announces Clean Energy Investments to Benefit Over 350000 Low-to-Moderate ...
The collaborative partnership and investments made as part of this initiative will result in cleaner and healthier indoor air and more affordable energy ...

Cuomo: Clean energy investments to benefit over 350000 low-to-moderate income households
Niagara Frontier Publications
Cuomo: Clean energy investments to benefit over 350,000 low-to-moderate income households. Submitted. Mon, Jul 27th 2020 05:10 pm. NYSERDA ...

Denmark's Industriens Pension allocates $157 million to renewable energy fund
Pensions & Investments
Actis Energy 5 invests in companies that both produce and distribute electricity in emerging markets. "For many years, our energy investments in ...

CDP Sustainability:

Water Mission awarded $250000 grant for ongoing Hurricane Dorian recovery in the Bahamas
Charleston Post Courier
... of Education for the long-term sustainability of the projects. The CDP grant for Water Mission contributes to two priority community-based projects.

Center for Disaster Philanthropy Awards Water Mission $250000 Grant Supporting Ongoing ...
The CDP grant for Water Mission contributes to two priority community-based projects. The first will create one of the largest solar arrays in the Bahamas, ...

DS Smith Hits Three Global Sustainability Milestones
Circular Online
The announcement follows DS Smith's recent recognition as a leader in sustainability by leading sustainability bodies CDP and ISS. The company is ...

California's Leadership in Climate Change:

Opinion: Thousands of you told us you want California to change. We want to hear from even more ...
Los Angeles Times
More than 500 readers mentioned prioritizing action on climate change ... mainly displeasure with California's political leadership and quality of life.

Chevron is installing solar panels — to produce oil more cheaply
For more than a decade, California has struggled to reconcile a leadership role in the fight against climate change with the reality of being among the ...

Impact Investing:

Impact-investing boom gives funding jolt to New York-based money manager
Crain's New York Business
New York-based Unnithan is co-head of impact investing at Nuveen, which oversees more than $1 trillion of assets, including over $5.8 billion in ...

How to Mainstream Impact Investing in Europe
Stanford Social Innovation Review
Investors and policy makers who want to advance impact investing in Europe need to account for the field's different levels of maturity in national, ...

Impact-investing boom gives funding jolt to $1T asset manager
Financial Planning
Unnithan is co-head of impact investing at Nuveen, which oversees more than $1 trillion of assets, including over $5.8 billion in impact strategies.

Energy Storage:

Tesla's Megapack powers its small, but growing energy storage business
While Tesla does provide separate deployment stats for solar and energy storage, it combines the two when reporting revenue, making it impossible to ...

Small batteries but high stakes for New Hampshire home energy storage pilot
Energy News Network
In this file photo, a crew installs a Tesla Powerwall battery. The results of Liberty Utilities' residential battery program could help determine how the state ...

Ukraine's First Grid-Scale Energy Storage System
Off Grid Energy Independence
Honeywell and DTEK will execute the Experion Energy Program as a pilot project, based around a 1MW/1,5 MWh lithium-ion energy storage system ...

Science Based Carbon Performance Targets:

Loan Market Association principles for green loans
proceeds of such loan must be used for a 'green project' such as purchase of a green ... meeting regulatory and policy targets and commitments; and ... of ambitious pre-determined sustainability performance based objectives; ... standards can be used to measure this such as the Science Based Targets ...

Land Securities : Landsec targets the UK's first net zero carbon commercial development
The externally approved science-based target will see Landsec reduce absolute carbon emissions by 70% from a 2014 baseline over the next ten ...

APSEZ becomes the first Indian port to sign up for Science Based Targets Initiative
Equity Bulls
The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) is a collaboration between CDP, the ... Over 800 companies have committed to set science-based emissions ... achieved with defined targets towards the goal of becoming carbon neutral.

Climate Change Winners and Losers:

Winners and losers in EU's big stimulus deal
Macau Business
The climate cause: About one third of the EU's stimulus stash will be earmarked for fighting climate change, making it one of the biggest green deals ...

NewsHub Bombshell Poll – Winners & Losers
There are many winners and losers. ... a mainstream media environment which mostly echo one another has become more important than ... The real question is will Labour change and move away from their neo liberal philosophy?   


Massachusetts sees shared microgrids as way to boost resilience, cut emissions
Energy News Network
Downtown and Park Square, Pittsfield, Massachusetts. A state grant program funded feasibility studies for 14 community microgrid projects to pool ...

The US installed more microgrids in 2019 than ever before
pv magazine USA
While then vast majority of microgrid projects are still for distributed fossil generation, the share of renewable microgrids is rising, driven by ...

California Offers New Proposal to Break Down Barriers to Microgrids
Microgrid Knowledge
$15 million for each microgrid. The pilot program would focus on 15 community microgrids built within the service territories of Pacific Gas & Electric, San ...

Socially Responsible Investing:

A Quick Guide to Socially Responsible Investment Ratings
Triple Pundit
Investors are now using various ratings and reference indices to evaluate financial and socially responsible investment (SRI) portfolios. Typically, SRI ...

Why ESG Investing Could Make You Rich
Lake Geneva Regional News
The U.S. SIF Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment estimates that from 2016 to 2018, socially responsible investing funds in the U.S. ...

SEC, DOL take different approaches to regulating ESG investing
As the popularity of socially responsible investing continues to grow rapidly, it has caught the attention of regulators and produced different ...

Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage:

Searching for the missing link: Options for firm zero-carbon power
Atlantic Council
Projects involving carbon capture, utilization, and storage benefit from tax credits under section 45Q. Although the credits are available at different ...

Energy Future Forum urges federal support for carbon capture tech
Daily Commercial News
Forum officials noted that the paper, entitled Energy Future Forum: Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage. The Time is Now, is the first of many to ...

Senate Energy Committee Discusses Carbon Management
RTO Insider
... aimed at carbon dioxide management, including removal, utilization and storage. Chairwoman Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said carbon management ...

Sustainability Investing:

VP Bank is driving sustainability in the investment industry
According to the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance, sustainable investing grew 34 percent between 2016 and 2018 to reach $30.7trn. At the same ...

4 Reasons To Take Another Look At Sustainable Investing In 2020
If sustainable investing hasn't been on your radar, here are four reasons why it's worth paying attention to it now. 1. Major investment firms see ...

VP Bank is driving sustainability in the investment industry
PR Newswire UK
That's why it launched the Investing for Change initiative, which offers clients sustainable solutions by integrating ESG issues into the investment process ...


Harvard Profs Plan Geoengineering Experiment, Igniting Ethics Debate
The Case Against Geo-Engineering. Lots of people are not so sure geoengineering is that answer, and believe it could create more problems than it ...

Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce
The board of directors of Seattle-based GeoEngineers unanimously affirmed Lindsay Flangas as the firm's next chief operations officer. Dan Campbell ...

Study Suggests Climate Change Will Hamper Apple Production In Himachal Pradesh
Republic World
The study also analyses various geoengineering methods. It was then they came to the conclusion that spraying sulphur dioxide is only a temporary ...

Green Bond Funds:

DEM awards $4.4 million to help communities confront the effects of climate change, Newport to ...
Funding includes $4 million from the 2018 Green Economy and Clean Water Bond, along with $360,600 from the 2014 and 2016 Green Economy Bonds ...

Real Estate Firm Exploits Green Bond Demand for Price Advantage
The real estate manager of British Columbia's $114 billion public pension fund is turning to the Canadian-dollar green bond market in a debt sale that ...

Fund industry tries to clarify types of ESG funds
“Impact investing,” which refers to funds with a specific environmental or social theme, such as green bond funds or clean energy funds. Novick sees the ...

Low Carbon Funds:

Is iShares MSCI ACWI Low Carbon Target ETF (CRBN) a Strong ETF Right Now?
Yahoo Finance
A smart beta exchange traded fund, the iShares MSCI ACWI Low Carbon Target ETF (CRBN) debuted on 12/08/2014, and offers broad exposure to ...

Fund industry tries to clarify types of ESG funds
ESG funds have a wide variety of themes and strategies, whether that's fossil free, low carbon, ethical, sustainable, gender-focused or impact-tilted.

Mutual Fund Industry Tries to Figure Out How to Define ESG Funds
Whether it is fossil free, low carbon, ethical, sustainable, gender-focused or impact-tilted, ESG funds have a wide variety of themes and strategies.


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