United Nations Sustainable Development Group

Capital Power releases inaugural Green Financing Framework

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Monday, August 15, 2022 - 4:00pm

EDMONTON, Alberta, Aug. 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Capital Power Corporation (Capital Power or the Company) (TSX: CPX) has released its inaugural Green Financing Framework (Framework) under which the Company will issue green bonds and green loans (Green Financing).

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  • EDMONTON, Alberta, Aug. 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Capital Power Corporation (Capital Power or the Company) (TSX: CPX) has released its inaugural Green Financing Framework (Framework) under which the Company will issue green bonds and green loans (Green Financing).
  • Establishing a Green Financing Framework exemplifies Capital Powers commitment to powering a sustainable future for people and planet.
  • The Framework sets out the guidelines for Capital Powers Green Financing in accordance with the Green Bond Principles 2021 issued by the International Capital Markets Association (ICMA) and the Green Loan Principles 2021 issued by the Loan Market Association and Loan Syndications and Trading Association.
  • Until the Green Financing issued under this Framework is fully allocated, Capital Power will report publicly on the use of the proceeds within one year of issuance and annually thereafter.

Zayed Sustainability Prize 2023 Demonstrates Global Reach and Impact with over 4,500 Submissions

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Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 3:48pm

Following a successful 4-month submissions phase, the Zayed Sustainability Prize, the UAE's pioneering global award for recognising excellence in sustainability, has officially closed entries for its 2023 awards cycle.

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  • Following a successful 4-month submissions phase, the Zayed Sustainability Prize, the UAE's pioneering global award for recognising excellence in sustainability, has officially closed entries for its 2023 awards cycle.
  • Over 4,500 applications were received across the five Prize categories of Health, Food, Energy, Water and Global High Schools, from a record 152 countries, demonstrating the Prizes growing global reach and impact.
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    The Zayed Sustainability Prize 2023 receives more than 4,500 submissions globally (Graphic: AETOSWire)
    The Zayed Sustainability Prize winners will be announced at the 2023 Zayed Sustainability Prize Awards Ceremony that will be held on January 16, 2023 as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.
  • The Prize witnessed a 13% increase in submissions compared to last year from small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), nonprofit organisations and high schools.

Mexico Real Estate Tech Platform DD360 Receives US$25 Million Equity Investment From Creation Investments

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Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 7:12pm

MEXICO CITY and CHICAGO, Aug. 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Creation Investments, a global alternative asset manager and leading impact investor in emerging markets, has made a US$25 million equity investment in DD360, a financial and property technology platform that facilitates financing and management of residential real estate in Mexico.

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  • MEXICO CITY and CHICAGO, Aug. 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Creation Investments, a global alternative asset manager and leading impact investor in emerging markets, has made a US$25 million equity investment in DD360, a financial and property technology platform that facilitates financing and management of residential real estate in Mexico.
  • DD360 is an online financial and property technology platform that facilitates financing and management of residential real estate in Mexico.
  • It has financed over 120 real estate projects and built a loan portfolio of more than US$230 million.
  • Headquartered in Mexico City, DD360 focuses on offering the best technology-based real estate experience in Mexico.

Inteleos Foundation Formed to Improve Global Patient Safety

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Monday, August 8, 2022 - 2:00pm

ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Inteleos, a non-profit global healthcare certification organization, today announced the launch of the Inteleos Foundation with the mission of improving patient safety around the world. The Inteleos Foundation was established to assure patients have access to quality healthcare from providers with validated knowledge, skills, abilities, and certifications wherever they live. Among the initiatives being pursued by the Inteleos Foundation are global healthcare improvements, scholarships to increase access to healthcare education and training, expanding access to critical care for underserved populations, and workplace safety for healthcare professionals.

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  • ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Inteleos , a non-profit global healthcare certification organization, today announced the launch of the Inteleos Foundation with the mission of improving patient safety around the world.
  • The Inteleos Foundation was established to assure patients have access to quality healthcare from providers with validated knowledge, skills, abilities, and certifications wherever they live.
  • Among the initiatives being pursued by the Inteleos Foundation are global healthcare improvements, scholarships to increase access to healthcare education and training, expanding access to critical care for underserved populations, and workplace safety for healthcare professionals.
  • "With the Inteleos Foundation, we are looking to accelerate the mission-driven work of making ultrasound certification a global focus, especially as the technology becomes more portable, affordable, convenient, accurate, and ubiquitous across many clinical practices," said Dr. Thomas Shipp, chairman, Board of Directors, Inteleos Foundation.

Atlanta Site Strengthens Sims Lifecycle Services' Operational Footprint

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Saturday, August 6, 2022 - 12:26am

WEST CHICAGO, Ill., Aug. 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Sims Lifecycle Services (SLS), a global leader in IT asset disposition (ITAD), data center circularity and electronics recycling, is pleased to open its newest circular center in Atlanta, Georgia. Atlanta is one of the country's largest and fastest growing data center markets, and it is the headquarters for more than a dozen Fortune 500 companies. SLS' newest facility will provide Atlanta-based enterprises with secure, sustainable and local redeployment, reuse and recycling for IT equipment and data center material.

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  • Atlanta is one of the country's largest and fastest growing data center markets, and it is the headquarters for more than a dozen Fortune 500 companies.
  • Sean Magann, chief commercial officer for SLS, says, "Atlanta is a vibrant, growing city, and we are thrilled to be part of the community.
  • With the addition of the Atlanta circular center, which opened in April, SLS now operates nine facilities across North America.
  • Sims Lifecycle Services (SLS) provides solutions to extend the life of data center and corporate technology devices and recognizes the value in end-of-life IT hardware.

Atlanta Site Strengthens Sims Lifecycle Services' Operational Footprint

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Saturday, August 6, 2022 - 12:12am

WEST CHICAGO, Ill., Aug. 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Sims Lifecycle Services (SLS), a global leader in IT asset disposition (ITAD), data center circularity and electronics recycling, is pleased to open its newest circular center in Atlanta, Georgia. Atlanta is one of the country's largest and fastest growing data center markets, and it is the headquarters for more than a dozen Fortune 500 companies. SLS' newest facility will provide Atlanta-based enterprises with secure, sustainable and local redeployment, reuse and recycling for IT equipment and data center material.

Key Points: 
  • Atlanta is one of the country's largest and fastest growing data center markets, and it is the headquarters for more than a dozen Fortune 500 companies.
  • Sean Magann, chief commercial officer for SLS, says, "Atlanta is a vibrant, growing city, and we are thrilled to be part of the community.
  • With the addition of the Atlanta circular center, which opened in April, SLS now operates nine facilities across North America.
  • Sims Lifecycle Services (SLS) provides solutions to extend the life of data center and corporate technology devices and recognizes the value in end-of-life IT hardware.

Doximity Underscores Commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility with Launch of ESG Website

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Thursday, August 4, 2022 - 9:03pm

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Doximity, Inc. (NYSE: DOCS), the leading digital platform for U.S. medical professionals, today announced the launch of its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) website. Doximity recently marked its first anniversary as a public company, and is committed to creating long-term value for all stakeholders by operating responsibly, sustainably and ethically. The launch of the company's ESG website highlights this commitment and will help establish the transparency and foundational framework to continue making a positive impact on the U.S. healthcare system and society. 

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  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Doximity, Inc. (NYSE: DOCS), the leading digital platform for U.S. medical professionals, today announced the launch of its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) website.
  • The launch of the company's ESG website highlights this commitment and will help establish the transparency and foundational framework to continue making a positive impact on the U.S. healthcare system and society.
  • "At Doximity, it's our mission to help physicians be more efficient, so they can provide better care for their patients," said Jeff Tangney, co-founder and CEO of Doximity.
  • "Our new ESG website highlights our broader commitments to building a healthier world."

Empowering Young Women and Refugees Worldwide through STEM & Sustainability

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Thursday, August 4, 2022 - 5:55pm

AFS Intercultural Programs, a global non-profit renowned for its intercultural exchanges has run programs funded by bp since 2011 for young people in STEM.

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  • AFS Intercultural Programs, a global non-profit renowned for its intercultural exchanges has run programs funded by bp since 2011 for young people in STEM.
  • The AFS Global STEM Accelerator program, which launched in June 2022, is a full-scholarship, virtual exchange program designed to provide 180 young women worldwide with access to education in sustainability, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), and positive social impact.
  • The AFS Global STEM Accelerators program received 1,083 applications from 71 countries worldwide, including applicants from Afghanistan, Ukraine, Nigeria, and Syrian refugees in Turkey.
  • "It is exciting to see such strong interest from these brilliant young women," says Kerry Dryburgh, EVP people & culture, bp.

Empowering Young Women and Refugees Worldwide through STEM & Sustainability

Retrieved on: 
Thursday, August 4, 2022 - 5:03pm

AFS Intercultural Programs, a global non-profit renowned for its intercultural exchanges has run programs funded by bp since 2011 for young people in STEM.

Key Points: 
  • AFS Intercultural Programs, a global non-profit renowned for its intercultural exchanges has run programs funded by bp since 2011 for young people in STEM.
  • The AFS Global STEM Accelerator program, which launched in June 2022, is a full-scholarship, virtual exchange program designed to provide 180 young women worldwide with access to education in sustainability, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), and positive social impact.
  • The AFS Global STEM Accelerators program received 1,083 applications from 71 countries worldwide, including applicants from Afghanistan, Ukraine, Nigeria, and Syrian refugees in Turkey.
  • "It is exciting to see such strong interest from these brilliant young women," says Kerry Dryburgh, EVP people & culture, bp.

China-US Research: Common Good Must Triumph Over Mutual Suspicion, Says New Report

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Wednesday, August 3, 2022 - 3:27pm

US universities are being warned about the need to safeguard intellectual property against perceived conflicts of interest.

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  • US universities are being warned about the need to safeguard intellectual property against perceived conflicts of interest.
  • Yet, as a new report from APRU and Elsevier demonstrates, the world cannot afford a break between the two largest producers of published research.
  • The report For the Common Good: APRU and the China-US Research Landscape shows the importance of maintaining relationships that have been built over decades for the benefit of global society.
  • Elsevier is part of RELX , a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers.