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French Companies Integrate Biodiversity Impact Assessment

French Companies Integrate Biodiversity Impact Assessment

  PARIS, France, October 27, 2020 (ENS) – A tool that will allow investors to measure how their investments impact biodiversity – the diversity of plants and animals – is one step closer to completion now that a consortium...

 

Vulnerable Nations Receive Billions for Virus Response

Vulnerable Nations Receive Billions for Virus Response

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 20, 2020 (ENS) – The unprecedented coronavirus crisis the world is now going through could push 60 million people in developing countries into extreme poverty, the head of the World Bank Group warned today while...

 

Impact Investors Confront Coronavirus Crisis

Impact Investors Confront Coronavirus Crisis

  NEW YORK, New York, May 18, 2020 (ENS) – A new coalition of impact investors has come together to bring their formidable entrepreneurial skills to bear on the novel coronavirus and the deadly disease it causes, COVID-19. The coalition...

 

Tips for Virus-Free Payment Transactions

Tips for Virus-Free Payment Transactions

  PRINCETON JUNCTION, New Jersey, March 31, 2020 (ENS) – The highly contagious, deadly novel coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19, is spreading around the world in a global pandemic, raising everyone’s awareness of the...

 

Private Sector Trusted to Share Virus Messaging Load

Private Sector Trusted to Share Virus Messaging Load

  CHICAGO, Illinois, March 19, 2020 (ENS) – “These last few weeks we have all lived the consequences of low trust in government and media. We have observed that large groups of people have ignored critical health guidance, in...

 

Philips Aims to Become Carbon Neutral This Year

Philips Aims to Become Carbon Neutral This Year

  AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, February 25, 2020 (ENS) – With its U.S. and Dutch facilities now 100 percent-powered by renewable electricity, the multinational health technology company Philips is closer to its goal of becoming carbon-neutral...

 

Green v Black: Greenpeace Protests BlackRock’s Coal Funding

Green v Black: Greenpeace Protests BlackRock’s Coal Funding

  FRANKFURT, Germany, February 4, 2020 (ENS) – Greenpeace Germany supporters protested at global investment firm BlackRock’s German headquarters Monday, to tell the firm to stop investing in coal and financing climate change as...

 

The Twin Threats Facing Big Oil

The Twin Threats Facing Big Oil

  By Nick Cunningham LONDON, UK, January 25, 2020 (ENS) – The global oil and gas industry is facing the twin threats of the loss of profitability and the loss of social acceptability as the climate crisis continues to worsen. The...

 

Trump, Thunberg Clash at World Economic Forum

Trump, Thunberg Clash at World Economic Forum

  DAVOS, Switzerland, January 21, 2020 (ENS) – After a year of floods and droughts, when wildfires devastated Australia and the Amazon, and Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg was named Time magazine’s Person of the Year,...

 

World Economic Forum 2020 Aims for Sustainability

World Economic Forum 2020 Aims for Sustainability

  DAVOS-KLOSTERS, Switzerland, January 12, 2020 (ENS) – This year’s annual meeting of the World Economic Forum will call on corporations to raise their ambitions for climate action under the theme Stakeholders for a Cohesive...

 

European Investment Bank to Stop Financing Fossil Fuels

European Investment Bank to Stop Financing Fossil Fuels

  KIRCHBERG, Luxembourg, November 19, 2019 (ENS) – The European Investment Bank will end financing for fossil fuel energy projects from the end of 2021, bank officials have announced. Future financing from the world’s largest...

 

Total Sued Under France’s New Duty of Vigilance Law

Total Sued Under France’s New Duty of Vigilance Law

  PARIS, France, October 23, 2019 (ENS) – Today six environmental groups in France and Uganda, led by Friends of the Earth, are taking the French multinational energy company Total to court for its failure to elaborate and implement...

 

Leaders Pledge Decade of Action for Sustainable Goals

Leaders Pledge Decade of Action for Sustainable Goals

  NEW YORK, New York, September 28, 2019 (ENS) – The first United Nations summit on the progress of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development closed on a hopeful note Thursday, with UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed of...

 

U.S.-Mexico-Canada Free Trade Deal Could Unravel

U.S.-Mexico-Canada Free Trade Deal Could Unravel

  WASHINGTON, DC, September 16, 2019 (ENS) – Before Congress took its six-week August recess, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce sent a letter to every U.S. senator and representative urging swift approval of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement,...

 

Golden Asteroid Could Make Everyone on Earth Wealthy

Golden Asteroid Could Make Everyone on Earth Wealthy

  LONDON, UK, June 26, 2019 (ENS) – Whether it was the Big Bang, Midas or God himself, we don’t really need to unlock the mystery of the origins of gold when we’ve already identified an asteroid worth US$700 quintillion...

 

Big Companies Ask Congress For National Carbon Price

Big Companies Ask Congress For National  Carbon Price

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 22, 2019 (ENS) – Representatives of some of the largest U.S.-based corporations are asking Congress to pass meaningful climate legislation, including a price on carbon. Today, executives from more than 75 businesses,...

 

Yum! Brands’ Recipe for Good

Yum! Brands’ Recipe for Good

  BOSTON, Massachusetts, May 15, 2019 – Yum! Brands, the parent company of Kentucky Fried Chicken, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut, today was named to the 100 Best Corporate Citizens list by “Corporate Responsibility Magazine”...

 

UN Environment Opens Fourth Assembly in Mourning

UN Environment Opens Fourth Assembly in Mourning

  NAIROBI, Kenya, March 11, 2019 (ENS) – The world’s highest-level decision-making body on the environment opened in Nairobi today with a moment of silence for the victims of the Ethiopian Airlines ET302 accident, which happened...

 

OECD: Firms Thrive Under EU’s Emissions Trading System

OECD: Firms Thrive Under EU’s Emissions Trading System

  PARIS, France, January 24, 2019 (ENS) – Emissions limits set by the European Union’s Emissions Trading System have not hurt revenue, profits or employment at firms subject to the cap-and-trade program over the years 2005-2014,...

 

1,000+ Institutions Divest From Fossil Fuels

1,000+ Institutions Divest From Fossil Fuels

  KATOWICE, Poland, December 13, 2018 (ENS) – Over 1,000 institutions with managed investments worth US$$8 trillion have committed to divest from fossil fuel companies because they are driving the climate crisis. The announcement...

 
 
 
 

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