Environmentalism

Canadian Solar Publishes Its 2020 Sustainability Report

Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 12:00pm

GUELPH, ON, July 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Canadian Solar Inc. ("Canadian Solar" or "the Company") (NASDAQ: CSIQ) today announced the release of its 2020 Sustainability Report, which presents the Company's commitments, progress and achievements towards contributing to a better and more sustainable future from an environmental, social and governance (ESG) perspective.

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  • GUELPH, ON, July 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Canadian Solar Inc. ("Canadian Solar" or "the Company") (NASDAQ: CSIQ) today announced the release of its 2020 Sustainability Report, which presents the Company's commitments, progress and achievements towards contributing to a better and more sustainable future from an environmental, social and governance (ESG) perspective.
  • By 2025, Canadian Solar aims to increase the share of its global female workforce to 40% (from 35% in 2020) and its female share in management positions to 30% (from 22% in 2020).
  • Ms. Hanbing Zhang, Chief Sustainability Officer, added, "For Canadian Solar, sustainability is more than just environmental sustainability.
  • Canadian Solar was founded in 2001 in Canada and is one of the world's largest solar technology and renewable energy companies.

Fortis Inc. Releases Second Quarter 2021 Results and Sustainability Update

Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 11:00am

The Sustainability Update contains over 50 new key performance indicators including 14 that align with the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board ("SASB") standards.

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  • The Sustainability Update contains over 50 new key performance indicators including 14 that align with the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board ("SASB") standards.
  • The 2021 $3.8 billion capital plan is on track with $1.7 billion invested during the first six months.
  • Fortis cautions readers that a number of factors could cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from the results discussed or implied in the forward-looking information.
  • David Hutchens, President and Chief Executive Officer and Jocelyn Perry, Executive Vice President and ChiefFinancial Officer, will discuss the Corporation's second quarter 2021 results.

Fitch Ventures Leads $6m Investment Into Diginex

Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 10:01am

Diginex , the disruptive impact technology company helping to solve the worlds most pressing ESG and sustainability challenges, has closed a $6m Series A round led by Fitch Ventures , the equity investment arm of Fitch Group, bringing the total amount raised to over $8m.

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  • Diginex , the disruptive impact technology company helping to solve the worlds most pressing ESG and sustainability challenges, has closed a $6m Series A round led by Fitch Ventures , the equity investment arm of Fitch Group, bringing the total amount raised to over $8m.
  • Shea Wallon, Managing Director at Fitch Ventures said, Fitch is the only credit rating agency with a comprehensive, systematic & credit-focused approach showing how ESG factors affect credit ratings.
  • Miles Pelham, Founder and Chairman of Diginex added, We are delighted to have Fitch Ventures partner with us as Diginex continues to grow, sharing our vision to make ESG reporting effortless as it moves into the mainstream.
  • Fitch Ventures is the equity investment arm of Fitch Group, a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries.

Katana's new release empowers investors to efficiently time their entry into ESG bonds

Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 10:00am

LONDON, July 29, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Investing in ESG bonds is now a top priority for many asset managers.

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  • LONDON, July 29, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Investing in ESG bonds is now a top priority for many asset managers.
  • On the other hand, asset managers need to identify the right timing to swap into ESG bonds.
  • According to our data, investors can expect similar returns by swapping a conventional bond for either ESG or another conventional one.
  • Investors continue to face an ever increasing universe of bonds and more options of ESG bonds to invest.

Global Logistics & Supply Chain Sustainability Report 2021 - Real Impact of Air, Sea and Road Freight on Sustainability Targets - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 9:44am

The real impact of air, sea and road freight on sustainability targets.

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  • The real impact of air, sea and road freight on sustainability targets.
  • Unique analysis from the 2021 Sustainability Survey, in partnership with the Foundation for Future Supply Chain.
  • Analysis of impact of current supply chain emissions on environmental targets.
  • How much progress has been made in the european road freight market with regards to net-zero targets?

Global Sustainability and Ethics Analysis Report 2021 - Mounting Concern and Engagement around Social and Environmental Challenges Globally - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 9:41am

The "Sustainability and Ethics TrendSights Analysis 2021 - Mounting Concern and Engagement around Social and Environmental Challenges Globally" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

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  • The "Sustainability and Ethics TrendSights Analysis 2021 - Mounting Concern and Engagement around Social and Environmental Challenges Globally" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • Sustainability and Ethics is one of the eight mega-trends that the publisher covers as part of our TrendSights series of consumer insight studies.
  • It reflects mounting awareness and concern surrounding the scale, complexity, and interdependence of shared social and environmental challenges globally.
  • These challenges are serving as a wake-up call as societies gradually adapt to more sustainable patterns of consumption and production.

Baytex Releases 2020 ESG Report and Appoints Chief Operating and Sustainability Officer

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 10:20pm

We are proud to share Baytexs fifth biennial ESG report, formerly called our Corporate Sustainability Report.

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  • We are proud to share Baytexs fifth biennial ESG report, formerly called our Corporate Sustainability Report.
  • As we see it, sustainability is not a destination - it is a way of working and taking on the next challenge.
  • To further these efforts, I am pleased to announce that we have appointed Chad Lundberg as our Chief Operating and Sustainability Officer, he added.
  • We have appointed Mr. Chad Lundberg to Chief Operating and Sustainability Officer to lead our sustainability efforts and to reinforce Baytexs commitment to developing responsible energy for the future.

Minerals Technologies Publishes 2020 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 3:37pm

NEW YORK, July 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Minerals Technologies Inc. (NYSE: MTX) (MTI or the Company) has published its 13th annual Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report, which highlights the significant progress the Company is making with its environmental, social and governance (ESG) priorities.

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  • NEW YORK, July 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Minerals Technologies Inc. (NYSE: MTX) (MTI or the Company) has published its 13th annual Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report, which highlights the significant progress the Company is making with its environmental, social and governance (ESG) priorities.
  • The new report can be accessed here and features comprehensive information and examples of how all employees are supporting MTI in its commitment to sustainability.
  • This report details MTIs considerable progress since implementing environmental reduction targets with four of the six goals already achieved.
  • The accomplishments highlighted throughout the report are a direct result of our employees commitment to sustainability at MTI.

Electrifying Display Heralds Kia’s New Brand Identity, Movement that Inspires, With One-of-a-Kind Concert

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 1:30pm

Kias new mission to inspire is focused on sustainability and future-forward design, both on full display at the intimate event staged at the Kortright Centre for Conservation in Woodbridge, ON.

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  • Kias new mission to inspire is focused on sustainability and future-forward design, both on full display at the intimate event staged at the Kortright Centre for Conservation in Woodbridge, ON.
  • Guests at #KiaElectricSound were treated to an early-access preview and first listen to the new single.
  • The800V chargingcapabilitymeans EV6 cango from 10% to80%battery charge injust 18minutes,to get drivers back on the road efficiently and continue their journey.
  • The company's brand slogan Movement that inspires reflects Kias commitment to inspiring consumers through its products and services.

FactSet and Smartplus Bring ESG to Retail Investors in Japan

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 1:00pm

This integration will help Smartplus become the first robo-advisor investment platform in Japan that allows individual investors to consider ESG factors when selecting stocks.

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  • This integration will help Smartplus become the first robo-advisor investment platform in Japan that allows individual investors to consider ESG factors when selecting stocks.
  • The integration of Truvalue Labs real-time ESG data with Wealth Wing will allow retail investors to use ESG factors to screen for and exclude companies with low ESG scores, construct ESG-conscious portfolios, and see Truvalue Labs ESG metrics for each stock within their portfolios.
  • We strongly believe in the importance of providing retail investors with the ability to access ESG investments in Japan.
  • ESG is gaining momentum in Japan, especially among our institutional asset management clients, and we are excited to work with Smartplus to expand ESG access to retail investors, said Yumi Tanaka, Regional Director, FactSet Japan.