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MHI Concludes Nissay Positive Impact Finance Agreement

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Friday, February 9, 2024

TOKYO, Feb 9, 2024 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has concluded a Nissay Positive Impact Finance (Note1) agreement with Nippon Life Insurance Company (Nippon Life) (contract amount: JPY 6.0 billion yen).

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, Feb 9, 2024 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has concluded a Nissay Positive Impact Finance (Note1) agreement with Nippon Life Insurance Company (Nippon Life) (contract amount: JPY 6.0 billion yen).
  • Positive Impact Finance (PIF) is a loan intended to provide continuous support for corporate activities while comprehensively analyzing and evaluating the impacts (both positive and negative) that those activities have on the environment, society, and the economy, based on the Principles for Positive Impact Finance and implementation guidelines formulated by the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI).
  • The Principles for Positive Impact Finance, formulated by the UNEP FI in January 2017, is a financial framework for achieving SDGs.
  • (1) Nissay Positive Impact Finance is ESG-themed investment provided by Nippon Life.

Trupanion Reconvenes Council on Animal Health to Provide Update on ‘Mystery’ Canine Respiratory Illness

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Tuesday, January 30, 2024

The session will provide the latest insights into the current state of canine respiratory illness in North America, and follows the exceptional interest generated by their November 2023 event.

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  • The session will provide the latest insights into the current state of canine respiratory illness in North America, and follows the exceptional interest generated by their November 2023 event.
  • Additionally, the panel will evaluate the gravity of respiratory cases, as indicated by reported canine mortality rates, and provide invaluable guidance for pet parents and the veterinary community alike.
  • Canine Respiratory Illness: A Data-Driven Update marks the seventh Trupanion-led event that seeks to deliver real-time pet and public health data to viewers, with cumulative viewership surpassing 6 million.
  • “Trupanion exists to bring comfort in times of uncertainty” said Dr. Steve Weinrauch, Trupanion’s Chief Veterinary and Product Officer.

Current Chemicals and Seaborough partner up to industrialize efficient nano engineered phosphor materials for LEDs

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Monday, January 29, 2024

EuroLED® is based on a nano-engineering technology that allows designing the luminescent properties of phosphor materials in a completely novel manner.

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  • EuroLED® is based on a nano-engineering technology that allows designing the luminescent properties of phosphor materials in a completely novel manner.
  • As such, EuroLED® would be the first nano size-based phosphor produced at an industrial scale, which requires very different expertise and production facilities compared to conventional larger phosphor materials.
  • In the proposed project, Seaborough and Current Chemicals will work together towards commercial readiness of Seaborough’s EuroLED® technology.
  • Current Chemicals is the ideal partner for us to move forward to bring these premium phosphors to the market together”, Van de Haar concludes.

Altus Power to Participate at Upcoming Consumer Electronics Show, the CRREM – UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative Webinar Series and the Needham Growth Conference

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Wednesday, January 10, 2024

D’Agostino will be sharing the best practices of commercial decarbonization, particularly the role of locally-sited solar.

Key Points: 
  • D’Agostino will be sharing the best practices of commercial decarbonization, particularly the role of locally-sited solar.
  • Altus Power’s portfolio across 25 states serves enterprises committed to achieving carbon reduction goals, anchored by the company’s distributed solar arrays.
  • As one of the pioneers of Community Solar, Altus Power currently serves more than 20,000 subscribers nationwide.
  • Select presentations will be available on the Altus Power website at: https://investors.altuspower.com/overview/default.aspx .

Rotary and UNEP Unite to Safeguard Global Freshwater Ecosystems

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Thursday, January 11, 2024

EVANSTON, Ill., Jan. 11, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Under a new strategic partnership, Rotary and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) are launching the 'Community Action for Fresh Water' initiative, focusing on the protection of freshwater ecosystems. In response to escalating challenges like pollution, climate change, and habitat degradation, this initiative is set to enhance both the conservation and monitoring of freshwater ecosystems globally.

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  • EVANSTON, Ill., Jan. 11, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Under a new strategic partnership, Rotary and the United Nations Environment Programme ( UNEP ) are launching the 'Community Action for Fresh Water' initiative, focusing on the protection of freshwater ecosystems.
  • In response to escalating challenges like pollution, climate change, and habitat degradation, this initiative is set to enhance both the conservation and monitoring of freshwater ecosystems globally.
  • "Partnering with UNEP empowers Rotary members to significantly contribute to freshwater conservation efforts, beginning with the waterways in their own communities," said Rotary International President Gordon McInally.
  • Through this initiative, Rotary will leverage its global network to initiate community-based solutions that directly influence freshwater ecosystems and can be carried out at the watershed level.

Rotary and UNEP Unite to Safeguard Global Freshwater Ecosystems

Retrieved on: 
Thursday, January 11, 2024

EVANSTON, Ill., Jan. 11, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Under a new strategic partnership, Rotary and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) are launching the 'Community Action for Fresh Water' initiative, focusing on the protection of freshwater ecosystems. In response to escalating challenges like pollution, climate change, and habitat degradation, this initiative is set to enhance both the conservation and monitoring of freshwater ecosystems globally.

Key Points: 
  • EVANSTON, Ill., Jan. 11, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Under a new strategic partnership, Rotary and the United Nations Environment Programme ( UNEP ) are launching the 'Community Action for Fresh Water' initiative, focusing on the protection of freshwater ecosystems.
  • In response to escalating challenges like pollution, climate change, and habitat degradation, this initiative is set to enhance both the conservation and monitoring of freshwater ecosystems globally.
  • "Partnering with UNEP empowers Rotary members to significantly contribute to freshwater conservation efforts, beginning with the waterways in their own communities," said Rotary International President Gordon McInally.
  • Through this initiative, Rotary will leverage its global network to initiate community-based solutions that directly influence freshwater ecosystems and can be carried out at the watershed level.

Global Music Icon Ellie Goulding Receives The Perfect World Foundation's honorary Conservation Award

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Wednesday, January 10, 2024

The award ceremony is set to take place on September 5 in Gothenburg, graced by the presence of Sarah, Duchess of York, who will present the award to Ellie Goulding.

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  • The award ceremony is set to take place on September 5 in Gothenburg, graced by the presence of Sarah, Duchess of York, who will present the award to Ellie Goulding.
  • Ellie Goulding's passionate environmental activism has been formally acknowledged by The Perfect World Foundation with the announcement as the recipient of one of the world's most prestigious conservation awards, The Perfect World Foundation Award.
  • Ragnhild Jacobsson, CEO and co-founder of The Perfect World Foundation, praised Goulding's efforts: "Ellie Goulding is a respected force as a climate and nature champion.
  • Sarah, Duchess of York and global ambassador for The Perfect World Foundation, will present the award.

Global Music Icon Ellie Goulding Receives The Perfect World Foundation's honorary Conservation Award

Retrieved on: 
Wednesday, January 10, 2024

The award ceremony is set to take place on September 5 in Gothenburg, graced by the presence of Sarah, Duchess of York, who will present the award to Ellie Goulding.

Key Points: 
  • The award ceremony is set to take place on September 5 in Gothenburg, graced by the presence of Sarah, Duchess of York, who will present the award to Ellie Goulding.
  • Ellie Goulding's passionate environmental activism has been formally acknowledged by The Perfect World Foundation with the announcement as the recipient of one of the world's most prestigious conservation awards, The Perfect World Foundation Award.
  • Ragnhild Jacobsson, CEO and co-founder of The Perfect World Foundation, praised Goulding's efforts: "Ellie Goulding is a respected force as a climate and nature champion.
  • Sarah, Duchess of York and global ambassador for The Perfect World Foundation, will present the award.

Hudson Technologies Participates at COP28; Supports Global Cooling Pledge

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Thursday, December 14, 2023

The Global Cooling Pledge is a joint initiative between the United Arab Emirates, who hosted COP28 and the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Cool Coalition, of which Hudson Technologies is a member.

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  • The Global Cooling Pledge is a joint initiative between the United Arab Emirates, who hosted COP28 and the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Cool Coalition, of which Hudson Technologies is a member.
  • The Global Cooling Pledge commits countries to reducing their cooling-related emissions by at least 68% by 2050 and establishes several other targets including the creation of minimum energy performance standards by 2030.
  • The pledge promotes international cooperation toward emission reduction, improved energy efficiency and environmentally sound and sustainable methods to provide cooling and refrigeration.
  • Hudson is proud to have shared our knowledge and expertise in the area of Lifecycle Refrigerant Management on the global stage and we look forward to further supporting the Cooling Pledge.”

Leading CEOs call for Greater Private Sector Action on Nature and Biodiversity and a Just Transition at COP28

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Monday, December 4, 2023

Those present discussed how to accelerate private sector action on nature and biodiversity and on the impediments and opportunities for business action towards a Just Energy Transition.

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  • Those present discussed how to accelerate private sector action on nature and biodiversity and on the impediments and opportunities for business action towards a Just Energy Transition.
  • For a liveable planet, it is imperative to cut emissions and deliver climate justice in line with the UN Secretary-General's Acceleration Agenda, whilst fulfilling the Global Biodiversity Framework .
  • The Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) sets a clear path to a world living in harmony with nature by 2050, with specific expectations for business.
  • Shape business thought leadership and provide innovative solutions and guidance on critical areas linked to nature and biodiversity, such as the human rights-nature nexus.