Climate

Mighty Buildings Signs On To The Climate Pledge Along With Amazon, Microsoft, And More To Achieve Their Carbon Neutral Goals

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 8:00pm

Today, Mighty Buildings proudly joins The Climate Pledge.

Key Points: 
  • Today, Mighty Buildings proudly joins The Climate Pledge.
  • "Signing on to The Climate Pledge was a natural decision for Mighty Buildings," said Sam Ruben, Chief Sustainability Officer and co-founder at Mighty Buildings.
  • Committing to The Climate Pledge is a reflection of Mighty Buildings' broader vision in addressing the interconnected dual crises of housing availability and climate.
  • Mighty Buildings has laid out an extensive Sustainability Roadmap to help guide their journey to carbon neutrality by 2028.

Join the new Resilience Youth Network | Become a Member, Partner, or Sponsor

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 7:52pm

While the impacts of these are colloquially known as "natural disasters," they are actually caused by "development disasters" -- systemic failures to invest in climate resilience and disaster preparedness.

Key Points: 
  • While the impacts of these are colloquially known as "natural disasters," they are actually caused by "development disasters" -- systemic failures to invest in climate resilience and disaster preparedness.
  • The Resilience Youth Network is a platform that enables you to share your story, meet collaborators, and find careers and mentors that will help you make a difference.
  • We aim to do this by organizing community resilience projects with our members and by facilitating networking through monthly Zoom speaker events.
  • BECOME A MEMBER
    The Resilience Youth Network is a community of students and young professionals dedicated to improving climate resilience in the built environment.

Crown Elevates Emissions Reduction Initiatives By Signing The Climate Pledge

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 7:41pm

Expected to measure internal greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and issue reports on a regular basis, The Climate Pledge signatories will implement operational changes and technologies that prioritize GHG reduction and elimination strategies.

Key Points: 
  • Expected to measure internal greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and issue reports on a regular basis, The Climate Pledge signatories will implement operational changes and technologies that prioritize GHG reduction and elimination strategies.
  • Additionally, each member of the network must neutralize and offset remaining emissions to ensure that net-zero can be achieved.
  • Our decision to engage and grow with members of The Climate Pledge is the natural next step as we work with our stakeholders, consumers and peers to reduce emissions and fight climate change."
  • Through the Twentyby30program, Crown has set science-based climate targets to reduce carbon emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels in operations, emissions generated from the production of non-renewable electricity and emissions sourced from the value chain.

UN Global Compact announces new Africa Strategy to accelerate principled business, climate action and the Sustainable Development Goals

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 6:13pm

The strategy is released ahead of the Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP 27) in Africa in 2022, and as countries on the continent begin implementing the African Union’s Agenda 2063 -- a collective blueprint for transforming the African continent into a global powerhouse of the future. 

Key Points: 
  • Aiming to accelerate and scale the global collective impact of business, the UN Global Compact Africa strategy 2021-2023 aims to galvanize large and small companies across Africa to uphold the Ten Principles.
  • Announcing the Africa strategy, Sanda Ojiambo, CEO and Executive Director of the UN Global Compact, said: The private sector plays a critical role in the development of Africa and in realizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • The UN Global Compact Africa Strategy seeks to engage and recruit the top 100 companies across the continent, while also expanding its value propositions to SMEs, a crucial part of Africas economy.
  • Our ambition is to accelerate and scale the global collective impact of business by upholding the Ten Principles and delivering the Sustainable Development Goals through accountable companies and ecosystems that enable change.

Blackstone Renewable Energy Project Selected to Support New York’s Transition to Clean Energy

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 6:38pm

The project will deliver 1,250 MW of clean power to New York City.

Key Points: 
  • The project will deliver 1,250 MW of clean power to New York City.
  • Jon Gray, President and Chief Operating Officer of Blackstone said: We love being a part of New York Citys move to a cleaner energy future.
  • CHPE was selected for contract negotiation as part of the award under New York State Energy Research and Development Authoritys (NYSERDA) Tier 4 renewable energy solicitation issued in January 2021.
  • Once finalized, NYSERDA will submit the negotiated contract for the awarded project to New Yorks Public Service Commission for consideration and approval.

The Climate Deserves Better than 12%: New Study Highlights the Greenwashing of Climate Investing

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 5:27pm

Produced as part of the EDHEC-Scientific Beta Advanced ESG and Climate Investing research chair, a new study entitled Doing Good or Feeling Good?

Key Points: 
  • Produced as part of the EDHEC-Scientific Beta Advanced ESG and Climate Investing research chair, a new study entitled Doing Good or Feeling Good?
  • Detecting Greenwashing in Climate Investing shows that traditional climate investing strategies do not live up to the promises of their promoters.
  • This low percentage very clearly means that the construction of climate indices remains essentially guided by purely financial considerations.
  • Climate strategies and benchmarks may exhibit strong sector deviations by organising their decarbonisation through a reduction in the capital allocation to sectors with strong climate intensity.

Spring Free EV Launches, Rolls Out Fintech Product to Accelerate Electric Vehicle Adoption and Address Climate Change

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 4:15pm

Spring Free EV , a financial technology company built to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) through innovative fintech products, debuts today.

Key Points: 
  • Spring Free EV , a financial technology company built to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) through innovative fintech products, debuts today.
  • Spring Free EV is backed by Reid Hoffman, Marianne Wu, Mark Pincus, Ev Williams, and others.
  • The MPA is the best way to open the door to EV access, accelerate adoption, and bend the curve of climate change.
  • Spring Free EV is a financial technology company built to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) through innovative fintech products.

Outlook for real Christmas trees in 2021 is positive despite challenges

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 3:12pm

Barring any new crises before harvest, this will not be the Christmas without a real Christmas tree.

Key Points: 
  • Barring any new crises before harvest, this will not be the Christmas without a real Christmas tree.
  • It turns out real Christmas trees are resilient, and the folks who grow them did what farmers have done for generations: Go to work.
  • Real Christmas trees are grown in every state, with high production states concentrated in Oregon, North Carolina and Michigan.
  • TheAmerican Christmas Tree Association(ACTA) is a 501(c)(3) corporation run by CEO Thomas Harman.5Harman is the founder of Balsam Hill, a seller of artificial Christmas trees.6The majority of artificial Christmas trees are made overseas.7

Explorers, Scientists, and Advocates James Cameron, Ray Dalio, Peter de Menocal, and Dr. Edith Widder to Discuss Ocean Twilight Zone for Public Unveiling of Historic Art Installation

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 3:00pm

The event will be hosted by renowned ocean research organization Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and moderated by climate reporter and author Tatiana Schlossberg.

Key Points: 
  • The event will be hosted by renowned ocean research organization Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and moderated by climate reporter and author Tatiana Schlossberg.
  • Every year, the ocean's biological processes may move as much as 2 to 6 gigatons of carbon from the surface to the deep ocean.
  • Through the Ocean Twilight Zone scientific research project, WHOI is advancing critical understanding of the zone's role in global climate.
  • It recognizes and respects the intelligent guardianship of natural resources by indigenous peoples and supports indigenous rights.

Schneider Electric Executives to Participate in Climate Week NYC Webinar Events

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 3:00pm

Schneider Electric released a schedule of events featuring its top executives during Climate Week NYC.

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  • Schneider Electric released a schedule of events featuring its top executives during Climate Week NYC.
  • Ranked the worlds most sustainable company, Schneider Electric is the leading builder of microgrids and the largest corporate decarbonization portfolio manager in the country, with more than 19,000 U.S. employees.
  • It is Time to Raise Climate Ambition featuring armchair interview with Jean Paul Tricoire, CEO Schneider Electric, followed by panel discussion including Steve Wilhite, Senior Vice President, Energy and Sustainability at Schneider Electric
    The Future: Where are Market & Tech Innovations Leading Us?
  • featuring Susan Uthayakumar, Head of Global Sustainability, Schneider Electric
    More Bang for the Buck - Investing in Mitigation and Resilience Together featuring Mark Feasel, President, Smart Grid North America, Schneider Electric