Sustainable Development Goals

Enerjisa Enerji, UNDP, and Sabanci University United their Powers to Create a Green Destination Model in Kucukkoy

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Friday, December 2, 2022

Following 18 months of works and TL 10 million of investment, Kucukkoy sets an example in sustainable tourism.

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  • Again thanks to the renewable energy systems, ~90,000 kg of carbon emissions were avoided.
  • Green destination standards in different countries were examined and the ones that may be adapted to Kkky were determined.
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    Located in Ayvalk Kkky, SABANCI UNIVERSITY CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIES WORKSHOP aims to raise individuals focused on developing solutions to sustainable development problems.
  • The science and technology training provided at Kkky Creative Technologies Workshop are primarily benefitted by women and children from 8 to 15.

Minister Ng announces that Evol is helping deliver much-needed access to capital to women entrepreneurs in Quebec

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, announced that Evol isproviding loans of up to $50,000 to women entrepreneurs and business owners through the Women Entrepreneurship Loan Fund .

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  • Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, announced that Evol isproviding loans of up to $50,000 to women entrepreneurs and business owners through the Women Entrepreneurship Loan Fund .
  • The Minister was joined by Emmanuella Lambropoulos, Member of Parliament for Saint-Laurent, and Sevrine Labelle, Chief Executive Officer of Evol.
  • With Evol set to distribute $7 million in loans, the Government of Canada is ensuring that even more women can access capital to start or grow their businesses.
  • Evol will be an important partner in delivering the Women Entrepreneurship Loan Fund in collaboration with its regional loan fund partners.

Flax & Kale's kombucha wins Best Beverage Award as brand launches in UK

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

BARCELONA, Spain and LONDON, Dec. 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Flax & Kale, the pioneering Spanish health food company with a focus on sustainability, won the Best Beverage Award 2022 at the brand's launch in the UK at Plant Based World Expo with hero product Kombucha in Dragon Lemonade flavour.

Key Points: 
  • Kombucha is the world's healthiest drink thanks to its high probiotic,low sugar content and vitamins.
  • Kombucola and Mother Africa varietieswere also finalists in the Best Beverage class.
  • "We are excited to be launching in the UK, where there is a strong appetite for tasty, healthy and sustainable products.
  • To accomplish this mission and keep growing sustainably Flax & Kale is committed to international standards B Corp and the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

Nauticus Robotics to Present at United Nations Sustainability Event

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

The UN event is called Energy Transition Industries: Solutions to Achieving SDGs How Renewable Energy Can Combat Inflation in Emerging Nations.

Key Points: 
  • The UN event is called Energy Transition Industries: Solutions to Achieving SDGs How Renewable Energy Can Combat Inflation in Emerging Nations.
  • Nauticus presentation will outline the Companys efforts toward those sustainability objectives utilizing its advanced robotics and autonomy solutions and its forthcoming international expansion plans.
  • Nauticus Robotics has been investing in a range of cutting-edge technologies to help with ocean decarbonization.
  • Nauticus Robotics, Inc. is a developer of ocean robots, autonomy software, and services delivered to the marine industries.

All New Bacardi Gift Packs Go 100% Plastic-Free

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

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  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20221201005320/en/
    All New Bacardi Gift Packs Are Plastic Free In Time For Holiday Season (Photo: Business Wire)
    From this month, ready for the busy festive period, all new gift packs in the Bacardi portfolio including BACARD Reserva Ocho rum, GREY GOOSE vodka, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Premier Cru, MARTINI vermouth, PATRN tequila and DEWARS 12 Year Old Blended Scotch whisky are now 100% plastic-free.
  • We are committed to being 100% plastic free by 2030 and the removal of plastic from our gift packs is a major milestone on that journey, said Rodolfo Nervi, Vice President Global Safety, Quality & Sustainability for Bacardi.
  • The new 100% plastic-free gift packs are available in select markets globally throughout the holiday season.
  • Bacardi Limited refers to the Bacardi group of companies, including Bacardi International Limited.

SDI AOP launches forward-looking dataset that assesses which companies are actively developing solutions needed to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

AMSTERDAM, Dec. 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sustainable Development Investments Asset Owner Platform (SDI AOP) and Qontigo, its exclusive distribution partner, have announced the launch of the SDI Innovation Outlook. The new dataset provides forward looking information, by analyzing the alignment of companies' patent portfolios with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Key Points: 
  • The new dataset provides forward looking information, by analyzing the alignment of companies' patent portfolios with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
  • The SDI Innovation Outlook is a new forward-looking SDI dataset, building on the SDI Classification dataset which assesses companies' current product and service-related contributions to the SDGs based predominantly on revenues.
  • The Sustainable Development Investments Asset Owner Platform (SDI AOP) is responsible for the development and maintenance of the SDI taxonomy and guidance, SDI definitions and SDI classification methodology ( www.sdi-aop.org ).
  • The SDI AOP consists of asset owners who invest in solutions which contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

LiquiDonate Raises $2.25M Seed Round Led by Uncork Capital

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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

LiquiDonate , a female and immigrant founded climate tech startup bringing sustainable solutions to retail returns, announced today that it has raised $2.25 million in seed funding, led by Uncork Capital.

Key Points: 
  • LiquiDonate , a female and immigrant founded climate tech startup bringing sustainable solutions to retail returns, announced today that it has raised $2.25 million in seed funding, led by Uncork Capital.
  • With the funds secured through Uncork Capital, we look forward to building our team to further scale our impact.
  • During their time together at Postmates, Petit led the sustainability and social impact efforts while Nadig built the tech-for-good products.
  • LiquiDonate is built to prove that you can do both good for the world and save on operational costs, said Tripp Jones, a partner at Uncork Capital.

The power of volunteering: Educate Girls' 18,000+ village-based volunteers have mobilised school enrolment of 12 lakh girls since 2007

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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Through partnerships with local governments and community support,Educate Girls works towards ensuring that all girls are in school and learning well.Over the past 15 years, Educate Girls has mobilised over 12 lakh out-of-school girls for enrolment, in nearly 20,000 villages across Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh.

Key Points: 
  • Through partnerships with local governments and community support,Educate Girls works towards ensuring that all girls are in school and learning well.Over the past 15 years, Educate Girls has mobilised over 12 lakh out-of-school girls for enrolment, in nearly 20,000 villages across Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh.
  • Safeena Husain, Founder and Board Member, Educate Girls, says, "The last 15 years have been nothing short of inspiring, largely thanks to our Team Balika volunteers.
  • Our collaborative efforts to educate girls is critical to India achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and creating a gender-equitable society.
  • For additional information and interview opportunities with Educate Girls' senior leaders, please get in touch with:

Sustainable Green Team Partner, VRM Biologik, Presents at ROTH Capital Partners, NGO Sustainability & the Permanent Mission of Republic of Moldova UN Event “Energy Transition Industries: Solutions to Achieving Sustainable Development Goals”

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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

NEW YORK, NY, Nov. 30, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NewMediaWire – The Sustainable Green Team LTD (OTC PINK: SGTM), an industry-leading wholesale manufacturer and supplier of consumer and industrial wood-based mulch, soil, and lumber products nationwide, today announced that its partner, VRM Biologik, will present at the ROTH Capital Partners, NGO Sustainability and the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Moldova UN Event, “Energy Transition Industries: Solutions to Achieving Sustainable Development Goals - How Renewable Energy Can Combat Inflation in Emerging Nations”.

Key Points: 
  • The event will have presentations from several renewable energy companies that are helping to implement technologies and solutions towards achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • VRM Biologik is one of the participating companies that will be making a presentation at United Nations headquarters on Wednesday, December 1, 2022.
  • Australia-based VRM Biologik Groups low cost, scalable regenerative agriculture method reverses topsoil damage, and significantly increases yields, profitability and the quality of farmer's lives.
  • VRM Biologik Inc. holds exclusive rights for management and deployment of intellectual property of the VRM Biologik Group in the USA.

Y9 Announces Strategic Partnership with the Algorand Foundation During the Decipher 2022 Conference in Dubai

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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

DUBAI and DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, Nov. 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Y9 Bank today announced a strategic partnership with the Algorand Foundation to integrate the Algorand blockchain into part of its suite of mobile offerings. The Y9 mission is to bring meaningful financial services to unbanked and underbanked populations, focusing first within Tanzania with a roadmap to expand to other Eastern and Western African markets. The integration of the Algorand blockchain will bring unmatched efficiency, security, and transparency to value exchange processed within Y9's mobile applications.

Key Points: 
  • The integration of the Algorand blockchain will bring unmatched efficiency, security, and transparency to value exchange processed within Y9's mobile applications.
  • Y9's current suite of services will include, among others, the Buy Now Pay Later short-term loans to finance everyday purchases.
  • "I have cared about issues of financial inclusion all of my professional life," said Algorand Foundation CEO Staci Warden.
  • Y9 has enduring relationships with the strategic go-to-market partners like mobile network operators, government institutions, and private sector businesses.