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Big Banks Boost Climate Funding By 20 Percent

Big Banks Boost Climate Funding By 20 Percent

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 2, 2018 (ENS) – The world’s six largest multilateral development banks (MDBs) increased their climate financing to a seven-year high of $35.2 billion in 2017, up more than 20 percent from the year before. The...

 

Sustainable Development: a Path to Happiness

Sustainable Development: a Path to Happiness

  NEW YORK, New York, July 10, 2018 (ENS) – “It is literally the truth, that sustainable development is the path to happiness,” Professor Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University,...

 

Industry Supports Puerto Rico’s Slow Recovery

Industry Supports Puerto Rico’s Slow Recovery

  JUNO BEACH, Florida, June 7, 2018 (ENS) – The Edison Electric Institute, which represents all U.S. investor-owned electric companies, has presented Florida Power & Light Company with its 2018 Emergency Assistance Award for Puerto...

 

Chemical Industry Reaches for Sustainability

Chemical Industry Reaches for Sustainability

  GENEVA, Switzerland, April 19, 2018 (ENS) – The World Business Council for Sustainable Development, WBCSD, is launching a first-of-its-kind guidance for the chemical industry to help the industry assess sustainability “signals”...

 

Solar Power Brightens Gaza’s Business Prospects

Solar Power Brightens Gaza’s Business Prospects

  GAZA, State of Palestine, March 15, 2018 (ENS) – In Gaza, the territory between Egypt and Israel, power blackouts often last up to 16 hours a day. But help is on the way in the form of a US$12 million rooftop solar power array for...

 

McDonald’s Pledges Sustainable Packaging By 2025

McDonald’s Pledges Sustainable Packaging By 2025

  OAK BROOK, Illinois, January 16, 2018 (ENS) – Fast food giant McDonald’s today announced that by 2025, all of the company’s guest packaging will come from renewable, recycled, or certified sources, with a preference for...

 

China to Open World’s Largest Emissions Trading Market

China to Open World’s Largest Emissions Trading Market

  BEIJING, China, December 20, 2017 (ENS) – China has announced plans to establish the world’s largest emissions trading system, covering more than 1,700 power companies and three billion tonnes in total greenhouse gas emissions. The...

 

Norway, Unilever: US$400 Million Climate Resilience Fund

Norway, Unilever: US$400 Million Climate Resilience Fund

  OSLO, Norway, December 7, 2017 (ENS) – The Government of Norway has partnered with the Dutch multinational corporation Unilever to commit US$400 million in public-private funding towards building resilience to climate change in...

 

Companies Upgrade Sustainability Disclosures

Companies Upgrade Sustainability Disclosures

  LONDON, UK, October 27, 2017 (ENS) – Top global companies are making measurable improvements in sustainability reporting, finds the latest Reporting matters study from the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, WBCSD. Spanning...

 

Largest U.S. Bank to Rely 100% on Renewable Energy

Largest U.S. Bank to Rely 100% on Renewable Energy

  NEW YORK, New York, August 16, 2017 (ENS) – JPMorgan Chase has announced it will source renewable power for 100 percent of its global energy needs by 2020. The firm has offices and operations in more than 60 countries across 5,500...

 

11 Big Banks Offer Climate Risk Transparency

11 Big Banks Offer Climate Risk Transparency

  LONDON, UK, July 19, 2017 (ENS) – Eleven of the world’s largest banks, representing over US$7 trillion, are making a public commitment to promote climate risk transparency in financial markets. The banks’ commitments...

 

Goldman Sachs to Power Up With 100% Renewables

Goldman Sachs to Power Up With 100% Renewables

  NEW YORK, New York, June 13, 2017 (ENS) – The global investment banking, securities and investment management firm Goldman Sachs today took a step towards fulfilling its commitment to supplying the firm’s global electricity needs...

 

G20 Business Leaders Reject Protectionism

G20 Business Leaders Reject Protectionism

  BERLIN, Germany, May 5, 2017 (ENS) – The clock cannot be rewound and globalization reversed, said Germany’s Federal Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble at the B20 Dialogue Forum in Berlin on Tuesday. Together we can shape...

 

Hope for Elephants: China Starts Ivory Market Shutdown

Hope for Elephants: China Starts Ivory Market Shutdown

  BEIJING, China, March 31, 2017 (ENS) – China today permanently closed 55 retail ivory stores and 12 ivory carving entities across the country as a step towards shutting down its entire domestic ivory market to protect elephants...

 

Companies, Cities Earn 2017 Climate Leadership Awards

Companies, Cities Earn 2017 Climate Leadership Awards

  CHICAGO, Illinois, March 5, 2017 (ENS) – Ten companies and organizations, two partnerships, and three individuals have been recognized with Climate Leadership Awards 2017 for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and addressing climate...

 

Unilever Pledges 100% Reusable, Recyclable Packaging

Unilever Pledges 100% Reusable, Recyclable Packaging

  LONDON, UK, January 23, 2017 (ENS) – Anglo-Dutch multinational consumer goods giant Unilever has committed to ensuring that all of its plastic packaging is fully reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025, and the company called...

 

Business Demands Trump Keep USA in Climate Pact

Business Demands Trump Keep USA in Climate Pact

  MARRAKECH, Morocco, November 16, 2016 (ENS) – More than 365 businesses and investors from Fortune 500 firms to family-owned businesses sent a message today to President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump reaffirming their...

 

International Aviation Emissions to Be Offset by Agreement

International Aviation Emissions to Be Offset by Agreement

  MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada, October 12, 2016 (ENS) – Carbon emissions from international civil aviation will be controlled through a new global market-based measure, government, industry and civil society representatives have agreed. The...

 

Bank of America Goes Carbon Neutral

Bank of America Goes Carbon Neutral

  CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, September 19, 2016 (ENS) – Bank of America today pledged to go carbon neutral, and to use 100 percent renewable electricity by the year 2020. The bank says it will manage facilities that support its 4,700...

 

VW Explores Making EVs With State-Owned Chinese Firm

VW Explores Making EVs With State-Owned Chinese Firm

  WOLFSBURG, Germany, September 9, 2016 (ENS) – Volkswagen and the Chinese corporation Anhui Jianghuai Automobile will explore joint development of electric vehicles in China, the two companies agreed in a Memorandum of Understanding...

 
 
 
 

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