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Vesto and United Cities North America sign Letter of Intent for Digital Remittance and Payment Platform

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Thursday, September 29, 2022

CHEYENNE, Wyo., Sept. 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Vesto, a turnkey digital asset infrastructure for businesses, and United Cities North America (UCNA), an organization partnered with the United Nations and The United Cities Global Program, announce that they signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) on September 16, 2022, to deliver digital wallets and remittance services to smart cities residents.

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  • CHEYENNE, Wyo., Sept. 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Vesto , a turnkey digital asset infrastructure for businesses, and United Cities North America (UCNA), an organization partnered with the United Nations and The United Cities Global Program, announce that they signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) on September 16, 2022, to deliver digital wallets and remittance services to smart cities residents.
  • According to the United Nations website , a projected $4.5 trillion in remittance is to be sent by 2030.
  • The UCNA powered by Vesto remittance and payment platform is taking action to shift how we build and act as a global community via remittance and payments, creating an inclusive future.
  • Follow Vesto on Twitter , LinkedIn and at vesto.io
    United Cities North America (UCNA) creates and builds sustainable and net zero (smart) cities and communities.

OhmConnect Paid Members $2.7M and Saved 1.5 GWh of Energy During Recent California Heat Wave

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Thursday, September 29, 2022

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- OhmConnect, the leading provider of residential energy flexibility, supported the California Independent System Operator's (CAISO) Flex Alerts during the recent extended heat wave by incentivizing reduced home energy usage from Wednesday, August 31 to Thursday, September 8. In just nine days, OhmConnect's active members received over $2.7M in rewards and saved 1.5 GigaWatt hours (GWh) of energy, the equivalent of taking 1 million homes off the grid for an hour.

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  • During the nine-day heat wave, OhmConnect sent 6 million communications to its members; and toggled members' smart energy devices (such as smart thermostats and smart plugs) off and on 1.3 million times.
  • OhmConnect members authorize OhmConnect to turn their smart devices off and on remotely, while retaining the ability to override and control their devices at all times.
  • OhmConnect also awarded its members gift cards during the heat wave that can be redeemed for 30,140 buckets of popcorn, 17,349 tubs of ice cream; and 22,570 mocha lattes.
  • Follow OhmConnect on Twitter @OhmConnect , read the OhmConnect blog or check them out on Facebook and LinkedIn .

EQS-News: Thirst Foundation: The world’s largest refugee camps desperately need soap

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Thursday, September 29, 2022

The worlds largest refugee camps in the Coxs Bazar District in Bangladesh desperately need soap, a resource, which, in the sprawling camps of some 1.24-million people, could be the difference between life and death.

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  • The worlds largest refugee camps in the Coxs Bazar District in Bangladesh desperately need soap, a resource, which, in the sprawling camps of some 1.24-million people, could be the difference between life and death.
  • Through a collaboration with soap recyclers Eco-Soap Bank, they are donating one bar of soap to the camps for every 1km people around the world register to run or walk.
  • The lack of access to soap remains a critical factor in fighting the spread of preventable diseases worldwide.
  • In some areas of the developing world, only 1% of households have soap for handwashing, said Samir Lakhani from Eco-Soap Bank.

SDG&E Shares Latest Wildfire Safety Advancements & Public Safety Power Shutoff Tips

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) is unveiling its latest wildfire mitigation and resiliency advancements while urging its customers to prepare for possible wildfires and Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) during the regions Santa Ana wind season, which is typically between September and December.

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  • San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) is unveiling its latest wildfire mitigation and resiliency advancements while urging its customers to prepare for possible wildfires and Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) during the regions Santa Ana wind season, which is typically between September and December.
  • When combined, these efforts will help reduce PSPS impacts to more than 7,000 customers in some of the highest risk areas.
  • These microgrids will help keep communities and critical facilities like fire stations, schools and public safety infrastructure such as CAL FIREs Air Attack Base in Ramona energized during outages and Public Safety Power Shutoffs.
  • SDG&E continues to forge strong partnerships with Community Based Organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations, local governments and Public Safety Partners.

Newday Impact Launches Sustainable Development Goals ETF with 10% of Revenues Earmarked for Youth Skills Development

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Newday Impact, a San Francisco-based asset management and financial technology company that applies proprietary fundamental research to ESG investing, today launched a Sustainable Development Goals ETF (NYSE: SDGS) that will dedicate 10% of revenues to global youth education and skills development programs.

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  • The Newday Sustainable Development Equity ETF seeks long-term capital appreciation through investments in companies aligned with Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles as well as United Nations Sustainable Development Goals*, with a focus on impact issues that most directly affect environmental health.
  • At least 80% of portfolio constituents are making material, measurable, positive impacts upon one or more sustainable development themes.
  • The Newday Sustainable Development Goals ETF was developed in partnership with Tidal ETF Services.
  • Backed by insightful research and recognized community leaders, Newday Impact offers portfolios addressing the major ESG issues in the world.

Corporate Social Responsibility of Telcos Report 2022: Examination of CSR & SDGs Goals - ResearchAndMarkets.com

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

The "Corporate Social Responsibility of Telcos" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

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  • The "Corporate Social Responsibility of Telcos" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • What are the main CSR trends at select main telcos?
  • Who is involved in CSR at select main telcos?
  • What specific SDG goals the select main telcos follow?

Public Web Data Gathering Company Oxylabs Launches Its First Impact Report

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

VILNIUS, Lithuania, Sept. 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Oxylabs , a leading provider of large-scale public web data collection solutions, starts a more consistent sustainability journey by launching its first impact report.

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  • VILNIUS, Lithuania, Sept. 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Oxylabs , a leading provider of large-scale public web data collection solutions, starts a more consistent sustainability journey by launching its first impact report.
  • Starting with the baseline of this impact report, Oxylabs plans on releasing a comprehensive sustainability report prepared in accordance with the most popular reporting principles in 2023.
  • Established in 2015, Oxylabs is a premium proxy and public web data acquisition solution provider, enabling companies of all sizes to utilize the power of big data.
  • In 2022, Oxylabs was named the fastest-growing public data gathering solutions company in Europe in the Financial Times' FT 1000 list.

Campus With A Conscience hosts a-week long SDG festival

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Saturday, September 24, 2022

A splendid and memorable adaptive fashion show by Dawn Adaptive also ensured the occasion was a truly inclusive event at Sunway University.

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  • A splendid and memorable adaptive fashion show by Dawn Adaptive also ensured the occasion was a truly inclusive event at Sunway University.
  • During the event, there was an e-waste collection where staff and students were able to environmentally dispose their unwanted electrical items.
  • With the recent climate change we have been experiencing, we must be very concerned about the state of our planet."
  • #CampusWithAConscience is an underlying principle that embraces everything students will experience during their time at Sunway College and Sunway University.

Huawei and Partners Explore How Technology Can Enable a Sustainable Future at HUAWEI CONNECT 2022 Bangkok

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Friday, September 23, 2022

"More and more governments and organizations are beginning to recognize the enabling role of technology in accelerating the achievement of SDGs goals", said Jeffrey Zhou, President of Huawei ICT marketing.

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  • "More and more governments and organizations are beginning to recognize the enabling role of technology in accelerating the achievement of SDGs goals", said Jeffrey Zhou, President of Huawei ICT marketing.
  • "Under Huawei's vision and mission, we launched the TECH4ALL digital inclusion initiative in 2019 and with global partners' programs and projects are ongoing in different countries."
  • "We all have a role to play in achieving the ambitious, but necessary, Sustainable Development Agenda by 2030."
  • Huawei is running more than 45 TECH4ALL projects with more than 40 global partners, focusing on equitable and quality education, conserving nature with technology, developing inclusive healthcare, and achieving balanced development.

New Report Shows How High Retail Electricity Prices Are Slowing California’s Progress Towards an Equitable Clean Energy Future

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Friday, September 23, 2022

The report finds that in 2019, IOU residential customers were paying an effective electricity tax that averaged $678 per year.

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  • The report finds that in 2019, IOU residential customers were paying an effective electricity tax that averaged $678 per year.
  • The researchersProfessors Severin Borenstein, Meredith Fowlie, and James Salleeconclude that utilities in California are covering many costs beyond the direct cost of supplying electricity through higher electricity prices.
  • The new study is a follow-up to the authors 2021 study, Designing Electricity Rates for An Equitable Energy Transition .
  • The Energy Institute at Haas helps create a more economically and environmentally sustainable energy future through research, teaching and policy engagement.