Environment

Yum! Brands Annual Global Citizenship & Sustainability Report Showcases Company’s Commitment to Socially Responsible Growth; Highlights Progress Around Priority Areas of People, Food, Planet

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 1:00pm

Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) today released its annual Global Citizenship & Sustainability Report, highlighting the Companys strategic investments in socially responsible growth, risk management and sustainable stewardship of its people, food and impact on the planet.

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  • Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) today released its annual Global Citizenship & Sustainability Report, highlighting the Companys strategic investments in socially responsible growth, risk management and sustainable stewardship of its people, food and impact on the planet.
  • Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) today released its annual Global Citizenship & Sustainability Report, highlighting the Companys strategic investments in socially responsible growth and sustainable stewardship of its people, food and impact on the planet.
  • Brands continued to advance its global citizenship and sustainability agenda, called its Recipe for Good, which focuses on the priority areas of people, food and planet.
  • Brands published its last report in 2020, showcases progress against its existing public commitments and covers the Companys ESG strategy.

TPG Announces $5.4 Billion First Close of TPG Rise Climate Fund

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 12:00pm

TPG Rise Climate, the climate investing strategy of TPGs global impact investing platform TPG Rise, today announced the first close of $5.4 billion in subscriptions to its inaugural fund.

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  • TPG Rise Climate, the climate investing strategy of TPGs global impact investing platform TPG Rise, today announced the first close of $5.4 billion in subscriptions to its inaugural fund.
  • TPG Rise Climate has set a hard cap of $7 billion in total capital commitments and expects to hold a final close in the fourth quarter of 2021.
  • TPG Founding Partner and Executive Chairman Jim Coulter is Managing Partner of TPG Rise Climate.
  • TPG Rise Climate is the dedicated climate investing strategy of TPGs global impact investing platform TPG Rise.

Carbon Streaming Provides Corporate Update & Webcast Details

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 12:00pm

Carbon Streaming Corporation (Carbon Streaming or the Company) (NEO:NETZ) is pleased to provide a corporate update in advance of todays public listing at 9:30am ET on the Neo Exchange Inc. (NEO Exchange).

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  • Carbon Streaming Corporation (Carbon Streaming or the Company) (NEO:NETZ) is pleased to provide a corporate update in advance of todays public listing at 9:30am ET on the Neo Exchange Inc. (NEO Exchange).
  • Carbon Streamings ticker symbol on the NEO Exchange is NETZ, in reference to the Companys mission of financing a net-zero carbon future.
  • Carbon Streaming is in a strong financial position to execute its investment strategy of executing carbon credit streaming agreements for high-quality carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) carbon credits.
  • The Company has announced a carbon credit stream agreement to purchase the greater of 200,000 carbon credits annually or 20% of the annual carbon credits created from the MarVivo blue carbon project, over the 30-year project life.

XL Fleet Partners with NFI’s ARBOC to Offer Hybrid Electric Bus Option

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 12:30pm

XL Fleet Corp. (NYSE: XL) (XL Fleet or the Company), a leader in vehicle electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, and ARBOC Specialty Vehicles, LLC (TSX: NFI) (ARBOC), a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (NFI), one of the worlds leading independent global bus manufacturers, have announced a partnership to electrify ARBOC Freedom low floor buses with the XL Hybrid (XLH) electric propulsion system.

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  • XL Fleet Corp. (NYSE: XL) (XL Fleet or the Company), a leader in vehicle electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, and ARBOC Specialty Vehicles, LLC (TSX: NFI) (ARBOC), a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (NFI), one of the worlds leading independent global bus manufacturers, have announced a partnership to electrify ARBOC Freedom low floor buses with the XL Hybrid (XLH) electric propulsion system.
  • ARBOC has sold 39 vehicles with the XL Hybrid system installed thus far in 2021.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210727005422/en/
    XL Fleet is partnering with NFIs ARBOC to offer hybrid electric bus options, similar to the one shown here, through ARBOCs North American dealer network.
  • The bus industry represents a substantial electrification opportunity for XL Fleet, and we are excited to gain access to a great new customer base by partnering with an accessible bus market leader like ARBOC, said Dimitri Kazarinoff, Chief Executive Officer of XL Fleet.

DS Smith Paper Mill in Georgia Saluted for Its Environmental Stewardship, the First U.S. Facility Certified by Industry Group for Its Energy Efficiency

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 12:31pm

Sustainable packaging leader DS Smiths paper mill in southeast Georgia has earned top honors as an industry leader in energy efficiency.

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  • Sustainable packaging leader DS Smiths paper mill in southeast Georgia has earned top honors as an industry leader in energy efficiency.
  • (Photo: DS Smith)
    The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) recently recognized DS Smiths mill in Riceboro, the first ISO-50001 certified facility in the pulp, paper and paper products industry in North America.
  • The Riceboro paper mill team was supported in adopting the DS Smith Group EnMS by RMK Sustainability Group.
  • Certification is designed improve energy performance, including setting goals, understanding data related to energy consumption and evaluating energy management system performance.

Additive Manufacturer Green Trade Association Announces New Members

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 12:59pm

The Additive Manufacturer Green Trade Association (AMGTA), a global trade organization created to promote the environmental benefits of additive manufacturing (AM), announced today that eight additional leading AM companies have joined the trade group to advance sustainability in AM, bringing its membership ranks to 28 members.

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  • The Additive Manufacturer Green Trade Association (AMGTA), a global trade organization created to promote the environmental benefits of additive manufacturing (AM), announced today that eight additional leading AM companies have joined the trade group to advance sustainability in AM, bringing its membership ranks to 28 members.
  • These five Founding Members will determine the strategic direction of the AMGTA, provide governance oversight, and consider future research projects that members may vote to commission.
  • Their collective pledge to support the AMGTAs mission well-positions our trade group for accelerated growth and investment in new sustainability research projects in additive manufacturing.
  • The AMGTA is a non-commercial, unaffiliated organization open to any additive manufacturer or industry stakeholder that meets certain criteria relating to sustainability of production or process.

AECOM awarded third consecutive environmental remediation contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 11:55am

AECOM (NYSE: ACM), the worlds trusted infrastructure consulting firm, today announced that it has been selected by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Baltimore District to continue providing nationwide environmental remediation services through the MAMMS III contract.

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  • AECOM (NYSE: ACM), the worlds trusted infrastructure consulting firm, today announced that it has been selected by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Baltimore District to continue providing nationwide environmental remediation services through the MAMMS III contract.
  • The multiple-award contract, with a shared program ceiling of $240 million, includes five base years and up to two additional option years.
  • Our dedicated environmental experts consistently deliver for the USACE and have a flawless safety record on this technically complex and challenging work, said Lara Poloni, AECOMs president.
  • AECOM has supported the USACE Baltimore Districts environmental remediation programs for more than 26 years.

Evoqua Water Technologies to Establish State-of-the-Art Sustainability and Innovation Facility in Pittsburgh

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 12:00pm

Evoqua Water Technologies (NYSE: AQUA), a leader in mission-critical water treatment solutions, today announced its investment in a new Sustainability and Innovation Hub in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to further advance the development of cutting-edge and sustainable water treatment technologies .

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  • Evoqua Water Technologies (NYSE: AQUA), a leader in mission-critical water treatment solutions, today announced its investment in a new Sustainability and Innovation Hub in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to further advance the development of cutting-edge and sustainable water treatment technologies .
  • The facility will serve as Evoqua's center of excellence for research and innovation, addressing emerging water trends, including climate change, connectivity, and health and safety.
  • The Sustainability and Innovation Hub will be located in the Lawrenceville Tech Forge facility, part of Pittsburgh's urban technology park, and a hotbed for innovation in the region.
  • Evoqua Water Technologies is a leading provider of mission-critical water and wastewater treatment solutions, offering a broad portfolio of products, services, and expertise to support industrial, municipal, and recreational customers who value water.

Guidehouse Insights Report Forecasts Horticulture LED Lighting Shipments to Grow at a CAGR of 33% by 2030

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 10:15am

According to a new report from Guidehouse Insights, worldwide horticulture LED lighting shipments are expected to grow at a CAGR of 33% by 2030.

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  • According to a new report from Guidehouse Insights, worldwide horticulture LED lighting shipments are expected to grow at a CAGR of 33% by 2030.
  • In the coming months and years, lighting experts anticipate the use of LED lighting will increase and dominate the market, with legacy technologies falling behind, says Krystal Maxwell, research director with Guidehouse Insights.
  • The report, LED Lighting for Horticultural Applications , provides a study of the global market potential for horticultural lighting with a focus on LEDs, covering unit sales and revenue.
  • Neither Guidehouse Insights nor Guidehouse undertakes any obligation to update any of the information contained in this press release or the report.