Sustainability

Accion and MetLife Foundation Release Case Studies to Advance Financial Inclusion in Latin America

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 8:29pm

Using human-centered designand behavioral economic principles, Accion Global Advisory Solutions and MetLife Foundation partnered closelywith fintechs, cooperatives, and traditional financial service providers (FSPs) in MexicoandChileover the past three and a half years.

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  • Using human-centered designand behavioral economic principles, Accion Global Advisory Solutions and MetLife Foundation partnered closelywith fintechs, cooperatives, and traditional financial service providers (FSPs) in MexicoandChileover the past three and a half years.
  • "Now more than ever, new financial products and services should empower customers to build their financial health and resilience.
  • "MetLife Foundation's collaboration with Accion has opened up creative new avenues to help small businesses maximize financial health resources," said Nalleli Garcia, Sustainability Director at MetLife Mexico Foundation.
  • Among the initial findings:
    Nearly all products resulted in less financial stress and greater satisfaction with their current financial situation.

EYP Launches Sustainable Landscape Design Practice

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 5:01pm

EYP , a leading architecture and engineering firm creating memorable designs that enhance people's lives and communities, announces the launch of its sustainable landscape design practice that creates healthier and more productive environments from the ground up.

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  • EYP , a leading architecture and engineering firm creating memorable designs that enhance people's lives and communities, announces the launch of its sustainable landscape design practice that creates healthier and more productive environments from the ground up.
  • Guided by programs like the Green Building Council and the Sustainable SITES Initiatives, EYP's sustainable landscape approach extends its long history of developing sustainable projects.
  • Although formalizing its sustainable landscape design practice, EYP has spent years working with local consultants to oversee the landscape narrative for multiple projects, including Birch Bayh Federal Building and U.S.
  • Jessica's knowledge and understanding of sustainable landscape design make her natural leader for this at EYP."

SKIDATA and Schneider Electric Launch Partnership to Provide Seamless EV Solution for Parking Owners and Operators

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 3:19pm

SKIDATA, the world leader in parking access and revenue management, and Schneider Electric, the global leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, today announced a partnership to provide a seamless EV charging solution for parking managers and their customers as electric vehicle (EV) adoption becomes more widespread.

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  • SKIDATA, the world leader in parking access and revenue management, and Schneider Electric, the global leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, today announced a partnership to provide a seamless EV charging solution for parking managers and their customers as electric vehicle (EV) adoption becomes more widespread.
  • Through this partnership well be able to provide parking owners and operators a one-stop EV solution that will allow them to offer their customers seamless charging and payment.
  • SKIDATA is the leading supplier of parking management equipment in the USA to airports, public transportation, cities, shopping, sports, and events.
  • As part of this partnership, Schneider Electric will create an individualized EV infrastructure plan for the parking facility and provide the infrastructure for each site.

Capital Impact Partners and CDC Small Business Finance Receive $1.5 Million Wells Fargo Open for Business Fund Award

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 3:30pm

The funding is made possible through Wells Fargo's Open for Business Fund, a roughly $420 million small business recovery effort across the U.S to help small business owners recover and emerge from the pandemic even stronger and more resilient.

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  • The funding is made possible through Wells Fargo's Open for Business Fund, a roughly $420 million small business recovery effort across the U.S to help small business owners recover and emerge from the pandemic even stronger and more resilient.
  • "The impacts of COVID-19 have shone another spotlight on the systemic inequalities that small businesses and communities of color continue to face," said Ellis Carr, President and CEO of Capital Impact Partners and CDC Small Business Finance.
  • "The Open for Business Fund enlists the care and expertise of organizations like Capital Impact Partners to urgently assist the small business community and to help navigate entrepreneurs back to growth," said Anna Bard, Senior Vice President, Social Impact and Sustainability at Wells Fargo .
  • Capital Impact Partners and CDC Small Business Finance formally joined their operations to launch a transformative new enterprise and innovate how capital and investments flow into historically disinvested communities.

NuStar to Participate in the 2021 Wells Fargo Midstream, Utility & Renewables Symposium

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 2:51pm

The materials to be discussed in the meetings will be available on the partnerships website at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, Wednesday, December 8, 2021.

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  • The materials to be discussed in the meetings will be available on the partnerships website at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, Wednesday, December 8, 2021.
  • NuStar Energy L.P., a publicly traded master limited partnership based in San Antonio, Texas, is one of the largest independent liquids terminal and pipeline operators in the nation.
  • The partnerships combined system has approximately 57 million barrels of storage capacity, and NuStar has operations in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
  • For more information, visit NuStar Energy L.P.s website at www.nustarenergy.com and its Sustainability page at https://sustainability.nustarenergy.com/ .

Exelon Named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for 16th Consecutive Year

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 2:19pm

Exelon Corporation was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index (DJSI) for the 16th consecutive year, once again earning recognition for its leadership in environmental policies, technological innovation and track record of local philanthropy and investments.

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  • Exelon Corporation was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index (DJSI) for the 16th consecutive year, once again earning recognition for its leadership in environmental policies, technological innovation and track record of local philanthropy and investments.
  • The global survey evaluated 600 of the largest North American companies on a broad range of sustainability measures.
  • The DJSI assessment is conducted each year by sustainability investment specialist S&P Global CSA.
  • Exelon was one of only seven electric and gas companies named to the North America Index this year.

Capterra research finds 53% of consumers are influenced by a company’s sustainability actions when purchasing products

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 1:30pm

A new research report published today by Capterra analyzing consumer motivations for purchasing sustainable products found that 53% of the 1,234 consumers surveyed are moderately to significantly influenced by a companys sustainability actions while shopping.

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  • A new research report published today by Capterra analyzing consumer motivations for purchasing sustainable products found that 53% of the 1,234 consumers surveyed are moderately to significantly influenced by a companys sustainability actions while shopping.
  • Sustainable packaging and recyclability are consumers top concerns, says Olivia Montgomery, senior analyst at Capterra.
  • Beyond product packaging, product origin can be a factor in a companys environmental footprint through shipping and distribution processes.
  • Capterra conducted this survey in October 2021 of 1,234 U.S.-based consumers who are shopping/planning to shop for products for the 2021 holiday season.

Aemetis Signs Agreement with American Airlines to Supply Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 1:00pm

Sustainable aviation fuel provides significant environmental benefits compared to petroleum jet fuel, including a lower lifecycle carbon footprint.

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  • Sustainable aviation fuel provides significant environmental benefits compared to petroleum jet fuel, including a lower lifecycle carbon footprint.
  • The blended Sustainable Aviation Fuel to be delivered under this agreement is 40% SAF and 60% Petroleum Jet A to meet international blending standards.
  • The American Airlines team is committed to reducing emissions from our operations, and sustainable aviation fuel is the cornerstone of our strategy in this decade, said Doug Parker, Chairman and CEO of American Airlines.
  • American Airlines is demonstrating its leadership in the reduction of carbon emissions and improving air quality by using Aemetis Carbon Zero sustainable aviation fuel, said Eric McAfee, the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Aemetis.

EOS Data Analytics And Epik Systems Announce Partnership

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 12:00pm

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- EOS Data Analytics (EOSDA) , a global provider of AI-powered satellite imagery analytics, has entered into a strategic partnership with Epik Systems (Epik) , the San Diego-based developer of SocratesAg, a mobile-centric Farm and Carbon Management Platform (FCMS) that enables efficient operation and sustainability of small-scale farms.

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  • SAN DIEGO, Dec. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- EOS Data Analytics (EOSDA) , a global provider of AI-powered satellite imagery analytics, has entered into a strategic partnership with Epik Systems (Epik) , the San Diego-based developer of SocratesAg, a mobile-centric Farm and Carbon Management Platform (FCMS) that enables efficient operation and sustainability of small-scale farms.
  • "EOS Data Analytics is delighted to announce the partnership with Epik Systems to contribute to the AgriTech market growing in the US and Mexico.
  • EOSDA platforms are supporting precision agriculture, and now, together with Epik Systems, we are also able to play a key role in farm-level carbon management," says Rim Elijah, VP of Sales at EOS Data Analytics.
  • Contact information for media outlets:
    EOS Data Analytics (EOSDA) is a trusted global provider of AI-powered satellite imagery analytics.

Koen Popleu and Monika Kumar Join Lazard Asset Management

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 11:49am

Lazard Asset Management (LAM) today announced an expansion of its sustainable investment capabilities with the appointment of Koen Popleu and Monika Kumar as portfolio managers, effective immediately.

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  • Lazard Asset Management (LAM) today announced an expansion of its sustainable investment capabilities with the appointment of Koen Popleu and Monika Kumar as portfolio managers, effective immediately.
  • As of September 30, 2021, LAM and affiliated asset management companies in the Lazard Group managed $272.6 billion worth of client assets.
  • This document reflects the views of Lazard Asset Management LLC or its affiliates (Lazard) based upon information believed to be reliable as of the publication date.
  • This document is provided by Lazard Asset Management LLC or its affiliates (Lazard) for informational purposes only.