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Uniting Business Africa — Building a prosperous, thriving, sustainable, resilient continent

Friday, December 3, 2021 - 8:14pm

Let me reaffirm Botswanas abiding faith in the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact and unflinching support for the Africa Strategy, he said.

Key Points: 
  • Let me reaffirm Botswanas abiding faith in the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact and unflinching support for the Africa Strategy, he said.
  • The objectives of the UN Global Compact's Africa Strategy include a focus on the issues and programs most relevant to African companies.
  • The Africa Strategy is establishing a regional hub in Abuja, Nigeria, and will expand the number of Global Compact Local Networks across the continent.
  • With 1.3 billion people and a combined GDP of $3.5 trillion, Africa is the worlds biggest growth market.

Delta's Sponsored Green Building for Namasia Minquan Elementary School in Taiwan Becomes Asia's First LEED-certified Zero Energy Academic Campus

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 10:30am

The eco-friendly building, thus, becomes the first academic facility in Asia to hold the LEED Zero Energy certification.

Key Points: 
  • The eco-friendly building, thus, becomes the first academic facility in Asia to hold the LEED Zero Energy certification.
  • 'Sustainable Conservation' refers to the effort to enhance energy efficiency and savings while 'Nurturing Life'bears the meaning of protectingour environment.
  • The certified Minquan Elementary School is one of our sustainable conservation initiatives.
  • The Minquan Elementary School was reconstructed jointly by Delta and the Delta Electronics Foundation in the aftermath of Typhoon Morakot in 2009.

Dominica Signs Deal with Switzerland to Advance Paris Climate Agreement Goals

Monday, November 29, 2021 - 2:00pm

LONDON, Nov. 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Commonwealth of Dominica has approved a bilateral agreement with Switzerland, enabling Dominica to sell its carbon credits to help Switzerland meet its Paris Agreement emissions pledge.

Key Points: 
  • LONDON, Nov. 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Commonwealth of Dominica has approved a bilateral agreement with Switzerland, enabling Dominica to sell its carbon credits to help Switzerland meet its Paris Agreement emissions pledge.
  • Cozier Frederick, at the United Nations Climate Conference (COP 26), in Glasgow, Scotland.
  • In signing these agreements, the two nations set a standard for international climate projects that meet strict environmental protection requirements.
  • In Dominica, Switzerland will focus on funding initiatives like the electrification of transport on the island.

Dominica Signs Deal with Switzerland to Advance Paris Climate Agreement Goals

Monday, November 29, 2021 - 9:00am

LONDON, Nov. 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Commonwealth of Dominica has approved a bilateral agreement with Switzerland, enabling Dominica to sell its carbon credits to help Switzerland meet its Paris Agreement emissions pledge.

Key Points: 
  • LONDON, Nov. 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Commonwealth of Dominica has approved a bilateral agreement with Switzerland, enabling Dominica to sell its carbon credits to help Switzerland meet its Paris Agreement emissions pledge.
  • Cozier Frederick, at the United Nations Climate Conference (COP 26), in Glasgow, Scotland.
  • In signing these agreements, the two nations set a standard for international climate projects that meet strict environmental protection requirements.
  • In Dominica, Switzerland will focus on funding initiatives like the electrification of transport on the island.

MHI Thermal Systems Receives '2021 Minister of the Environment Award for Climate Action' for 'Q-ton Circulation' Air-to-Water Heat Pump

Thursday, November 25, 2021 - 8:04am

The award ceremony will take place on December 8 at the Tokyo Big Sight exhibition hall.

Key Points: 
  • The award ceremony will take place on December 8 at the Tokyo Big Sight exhibition hall.
  • The Ministry of the Environment accolade marks the fourth award bestowed on the Q-ton Circulation.
  • In 2019, the new heat pump received the 47th Technology Award from the Japan Society of Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (JSRAE).
  • The 2021 award is MHI Thermal Systems' second to date: in 2019, the company received an Environment Minister's Award for Global Warming Prevention Activity for its centrifugal chiller ETI-Z Series that adopt a low-GWP refrigerant.

Rémy Cointreau: Outstanding Results

Thursday, November 25, 2021 - 6:28am

First-half sales at the Liqueurs & Spirits division were up 46.9% on an organic basis (up 46.4% on a reported basis).

Key Points: 
  • First-half sales at the Liqueurs & Spirits division were up 46.9% on an organic basis (up 46.4% on a reported basis).
  • At 30 September 2021, applications had been received to convert 55.8% of the outstanding OCEANE bonds into Rmy Cointreau shares.
  • On the back of these stronger than expected first-half results, Rmy Cointreau is upgrading its full-year guidance and is now targeting very strong organic growth in Current Operating Profit.
  • Consequently, Rmy Cointreau now expects to see an organic improvement in its current operating margin.

New LDES Council Report Finds Up to 140 TWh of Long-Duration Energy Storage Needed to Enable Grid Net Zero by 2040 at Lowest Cost

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 - 1:00pm

The LDES report documents how the worlds power systems can become carbon net-zero by deploying long-duration energy storage systems to store renewable power such as wind and solar.

Key Points: 
  • The LDES report documents how the worlds power systems can become carbon net-zero by deploying long-duration energy storage systems to store renewable power such as wind and solar.
  • Long-duration energy storage technology is essential for enabling grid decarbonization at scale, said Eric Dresselhuys, ESS, Inc. CEO.
  • The report provides beneficial information for governments and grid operators on how LDES technologies can help achieve decarbonization at the lowest overall cost to society.
  • The LDES Council is a global, CEO-led organization that strives to accelerate decarbonization of the energy system at lowest cost to society by driving innovation, commercialization, and deployment of long-duration energy storage.

DGAP-News: ITOCO Launches Its Nopal Cactus Carbon Capture Program in Portugal Through a Joint Venture with LATINCHOICE-UNIPESSOAL LDA

Monday, November 22, 2021 - 7:19pm

TORONTO, ON / ACCESSWIRE / November 18, 2021 / ITOCO INC. (OTC Pink:ITMC) ITOCO is pleased to announce it has selected LATINCHOICE - UNIPESSOAL LDA.

Key Points: 
  • TORONTO, ON / ACCESSWIRE / November 18, 2021 / ITOCO INC. (OTC Pink:ITMC) ITOCO is pleased to announce it has selected LATINCHOICE - UNIPESSOAL LDA.
  • in Portugal to Joint Venture as it expands its Nopal Cactus Carbon Capture Program internationally.
  • The ITOCO Nopal Cactus Carbon Capture Program has been developed with great success in Mexico.
  • The program captures Carbon from the atmosphere permanently via the Nopal Cactus, while at the same time being a highly beneficial cash crop.

EQS-News: Holcim and S AM Swiss Architecture Museum launch Beton, first exhibition on history of concrete in Switzerland

Monday, November 22, 2021 - 7:15pm

Jan Jenisch, CEO Holcim: 'I congratulate our partners at the S AM Swiss Architecture Museum for creating this first of its kind exhibition showcasing the essential role of concrete in our world.

Key Points: 
  • Jan Jenisch, CEO Holcim: 'I congratulate our partners at the S AM Swiss Architecture Museum for creating this first of its kind exhibition showcasing the essential role of concrete in our world.
  • This exploration is a great inspiration for all of us at Holcim as we shape the future of concrete, making it green, circular and technology-driven.
  • Partnering with S AM Swiss Architecture Museum to host a series of events with architects and construction experts, Holcim will participate in the conference 'The future of concrete' on 27 January 2022.
  • The S AM Swiss Architecture Museum - seeks to enlarge our perception of architecture and urbanism.

MarketAxess Extends Emerging and Frontier Markets Liquidity to Include Egypt, Hong Kong and Serbia

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 2:00pm

The number of active participants trading Emerging Markets debt across the MarketAxess platform also reached a record of over 1,300 firms in the third quarter.

Key Points: 
  • The number of active participants trading Emerging Markets debt across the MarketAxess platform also reached a record of over 1,300 firms in the third quarter.
  • Kevin McPherson, Global Head of Sales at MarketAxess, noted, Investors are increasing their exposure to emerging markets, including frontier markets, in the face of increased demand for yield, broader index inclusion and easing of pandemic-linked monetary policy.
  • With a record $33.5 billion traded in the first three quarters of 2021, Mexico is the largest emerging market traded on MarketAxess.
  • Brazil is the second largest emerging market traded on MarketAxess with $21.1 billion traded in the same period.