Mon.Jul 13, 2020

Indian Railways Accelerates Toward A Solar Future With New Tenders

CleanTechnica

Indian Railways has taken some significant measures over the last few weeks that will cement its place as one of the single largest clean energy users in India.

A CFO’s take on climate and risk management

GreenBiz

A CFO’s take on climate and risk management. Vincent Manier. Mon, 07/13/2020 - 01:00.

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Rival standards bodies team up to clarify sustainability reporting as Covid increases pressure to disclose ESG data

Eco-Business

GRI and SASB, which were embroiled in a public spat less than a year ago, are working together to bring greater clarity to the 'complicated' reporting landscape. Some industry observers are disappointed they aren't merging

An unexpected breakout year for the social side of ESG

GreenBiz

An unexpected breakout year for the social side of ESG. Mike Hower. Mon, 07/13/2020 - 01:30. About six months ago, I wrote that 2020 would be a pivotal year for environmental, social and governance (ESG), and that what happens this year and over the next decade could determine the next century.

How will COVID impact demand response?

Solar Power World

By EnergyHub Regions impacted by COVID-19 have seen energy demand affected by business closures and quarantine behavior. But overall reduction in demand due to COVID-19 does not mean that utilities are abandoning their demand response goals for the upcoming season.

Rivian hauls in $2.5 billion to seize momentum for electric trucks

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, July 13 – Rivian’s latest round, led by T. Rowe Price, brings the Michigan-based company’s total funding to about $6 billion. Investors include Soros Fund Management, Coatue, Fidelity, Baron Capital Group and existing investors BlackRock and Amazon.

It’s time for companies to walk the talk on climate lobbying.

EDF + Business

Who’s responsible for solving climate change? According to the Yale Program on Climate Communication , businesses top the list. Over 70% of registered voters across party lines say corporations and industry should do more to address global warming, above citizens and the U.S. Congress.

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(Un)intentional Effects: A Social Network Analysis of the Spanish Network of Smart Cities

Ideas 4 Sustainability

Originally posted on SCIENCE FOR SUSTAINABILITY : Today, roughly 55% of the world’s population lives in urban settlements. This number is projected to rise continuously in the future, challenging cities to transform themselves into successful, competitive units within a globalized world. A model called Smart City aims at delivering better structural advantages to cities through technical,…

CDC’s Nick O’Donohoe on risk, liquidity and catalytic capital in emerging markets (podcast)

Impact Alpha

When the coronavirus busted out as a global crisis in March, private equity funds, banks and other commercial investors largely pulled out of Africa and other emerging markets. Even most impact investors pulled in their horns.

Protected: The future of sustainable e-commerce is here

EDF + Business

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Let the needs of small business drive impact investing in local economies

Impact Alpha

Impact investors dedicated to strengthening local economies must change how they support local businesses—starting with redefining the problem the investors are trying to solve.

Councils and mayors call on government to beef up energy efficiency funding

Business Green

Following confirmation of new £3bn plan, local government leaders team up with Siemens to argue that government should bring forward £5bn of promised long term energy efficiency spending.

The Brief: Nick O’Donohoe on risk and liquidity (podcast), gender megafund, Rivian’s raise, Bey’s Black-owned business fund, vested for growth in New Hampshire

Impact Alpha

Greetings, Agents of Impact! Featured: Agents of Impact Podcast CDC’s Nick O’Donohoe on risk, liquidity and catalytic capital in emerging markets (podcast).

The Decarbonisation Dividend that is within our grasp

Business Green

Laura Sandys of the Energy Data Taskforce explains how the energy industry and policymakers should learn from the food and IT industries and embrace a more consumer-centric approach to decarbonisation.

Rally Assets to invest for impact in public and private markets

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, July 13 – Toronto-based advisory firm Rally Assets launched the Rally Total Impact Fund to invest in both private and public impact investments.

Construction starts on UK-Denmark Viking Link interconnector

Business Green

Plans to enable the UK to share renewable energy with countries across northern Europe took a major step forward today, as construction began on an electricity interconnector linking the country's power grid with its Denmark's national network.

What Happens to E-Waste When It Gets Recycled?

AGreenLiving

Worldwide, electronic waste makes up more than 5 percent of … The post What Happens to E-Waste When It Gets Recycled? appeared first on Earth 911. Read more: What Happens to E-Waste When It Gets Recycled?

Nuclear decarbonisation: Government announces £40m nuclear tech fund

Business Green

The UK government has confirmed £40m of funding to drive the development of next generation nuclear technologies, underlining its confidence that the sector will continue to play a significant role in decarbonising the energy system.

A CFO’s take on climate and risk management

AGreenLiving

A CFO’s take on climate and risk management Vincent Manier Mon, 07/13/2020 – 01:00 Just a couple of months into 2020, the world was amid significant discussion about the core purpose of businesses, led by BlackRock CEO Larry Fink calling for corporate America to take control of its carbon footprint and major companies, including Microsoft and Delta , making ambitious zero-carbon pledges.

An unexpected breakout year for the social side of ESG

AGreenLiving

An unexpected breakout year for the social side of ESG Mike Hower Mon, 07/13/2020 – 01:30 About six months ago, I wrote that 2020 would be a pivotal year for environmental, social and governance (ESG), and that what happens this year and over the next decade could determine the next century. While it would be the world’s biggest understatement to say 2020 isn’t turning out the way we all thought or hoped it would, I stand by my conclusion.

We Earthlings: Don’t Be a Hoarder, Reduce Food Waste

AGreenLiving

Did you know that Americans waste more than 40% of … The post We Earthlings: Don’t Be a Hoarder, Reduce Food Waste appeared first on Earth 911. View post: We Earthlings: Don’t Be a Hoarder, Reduce Food Waste. Eco appeared-first earth earthlings first-on-earth happens hoarder hoarding how to recycle Recycle recycling reduce-food

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