Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)

NRG Energy and Smart Energy Decisions Publish 2022 State of Decarbonization Study

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 9:37pm

NRG Energy, Inc., in collaboration with Smart Energy Decisions, today published new research that shows reputational risk and cost reduction as top motivators for organizations when considering decarbonization solutions.

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  • NRG Energy, Inc., in collaboration with Smart Energy Decisions, today published new research that shows reputational risk and cost reduction as top motivators for organizations when considering decarbonization solutions.
  • The 2022 State of Decarbonization Study provides insight into the many factors that influence businesses as they look to pursue net-zero.
  • Smart Energy Decisions is the leading information and research platform serving large electric power users.
  • We produce news, analysis, research and events designed to help our community make smart energy decisions.

Watts Water Technologies Completes WAVE Water Stewardship Verification

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 4:00pm

Watts Water Technologies, Inc. one of the worlds leading manufacturers and providers of plumbing, heating, and water quality products and solutions has successfully completed verification for The Water Councils WAVE: Water Stewardship Verified program, indicating the company has assessed water-related risk across the enterprise, identified the highest water-related impacts using credible water-related data and implemented best practice in improving water stewardship performance.

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  • Watts Water Technologies, Inc. one of the worlds leading manufacturers and providers of plumbing, heating, and water quality products and solutions has successfully completed verification for The Water Councils WAVE: Water Stewardship Verified program, indicating the company has assessed water-related risk across the enterprise, identified the highest water-related impacts using credible water-related data and implemented best practice in improving water stewardship performance.
  • As a result, Watts took a variety of actions at the local and global level to reduce water consumption, increase reuse, improve water quality, and reduce negative impacts upstream and downstream.
  • Our participation in the WAVE: Water Stewardship Verified program has allowed us to better understand water as a shared resource and given us a community-based perspective when thinking about water usage and our place in this system, said Robert J. Pagano, Jr., Watts President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairperson of the Board.
  • Watts Water Technologies, Inc., through its family of companies, is a global manufacturer headquartered in the USA that provides one of the broadest plumbing, heating, and water quality product lines in the world.

Savanna Publishes 2021 ESG Report, Showcases Continued Progress in Comprehensive Sustainability and Social Initiatives

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 2:00pm

Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB): Savanna achieved GRESB 5 STAR Rating and Green Star Designation for six of its funds.

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  • Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB): Savanna achieved GRESB 5 STAR Rating and Green Star Designation for six of its funds.
  • Savanna is striving to build environmentally conscious spaces and accelerate corporate diversity through our comprehensive ESG program, notes Peter Rosenthal, Chief Development Officer, Savanna.
  • Environmental, social and governance principles are at the core of many of our operations and investment decisions.
  • ESG Committee: In 2020, Savanna launched the ESG Committee to ensure that ESG initiatives are discussed by all business units and at the executive level.

Voya Financial releases 2021 Impact Report: “A better financial future for everyone”

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Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 4:47pm

Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), announced today that it has published its 2021 Impact Report, which provides an overview of Voyas environmental, social and governance (ESG) activities and performance from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2021.

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  • Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), announced today that it has published its 2021 Impact Report, which provides an overview of Voyas environmental, social and governance (ESG) activities and performance from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2021.
  • Most recently, this includes how our employees successfully transitioned to Voyas new, hybrid work environment, while helping to advance a better financial future for all.
  • An evolved business strategy that aligns health and wealth solutions to help everyone have the opportunity at a better financial future.
  • Follow Voya Financial on Facebook , LinkedIn and Twitter @Voya .

Novata Launches SFDR Reporting Solution for Private Markets and Expands European Sales Team

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Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 3:00pm

To support this product offering, Novata also announced the expansion of its sales team into European markets with the addition of a group of experienced sales professionals in London.

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  • To support this product offering, Novata also announced the expansion of its sales team into European markets with the addition of a group of experienced sales professionals in London.
  • The newly introduced SFDR module housed in Novatas framework builder allows investors to collect ESG information needed to fulfill their reporting responsibilities.
  • We have heard strong feedback from clients that they need help reporting against SFDR, and our in-platform building block is the key first step in their SFDR reporting journey, said Owen Riddall, Chief Product Officer at Novata.
  • Novata is pleased to welcome our new additions to our rapidly growing sales team, who will help European firms access our innovative platform to simplify the ESG data collection process.

U. S. Steel, Equinor and Shell to Explore Regional Clean Energy Opportunities

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Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 2:07pm

To support its development, Equinor and Shell will jointly apply for US Department of Energy funding designated for the creation of regional clean energy hubs.

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  • To support its development, Equinor and Shell will jointly apply for US Department of Energy funding designated for the creation of regional clean energy hubs.
  • Equinor and Shell are uniquely positioned to help develop a clean energy hub in the region with each having several operational projects around the world.
  • Equinor, Shell, and U. S. Steel will be engaging the local industry, labor, educational institutions, and communities, and others.
  • Shell US Gas & Power LLC is an affiliate of Shell plc, a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with operations in more than 70 countries.

Datagration and OneNexus Environmental Collaborate to Address the Trillion-Dollar Problem of Aging Oil and Gas Well Infrastructure

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Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 2:00pm

The Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) of this problem is gaining attention from every aspect of the business and investment world.

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  • The Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) of this problem is gaining attention from every aspect of the business and investment world.
  • Properly planning for the decommissioning of existing and future end-of-life wells is an important part of achieving oil & gas sustainability.
  • Datagration provides the world's Oil and Gas companies with the tools they need to integrate and model data into meaningful insights and decisions daily.
  • OneNexus Environmental was created to help oil & gas companies systematically and responsibly manage their Asset Retirement Obligations (AROs) and decommissioning activities.

Elanco Releases 2021 Environmental, Social and Governance Report Highlighting Progress on Healthy Purpose™ Goals

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Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 1:00pm

Elanco Animal Health Incorporated (NYSE:ELAN) today released its 2021 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report Changing The World One Animal at a Time highlighting the companys progress on relevant ESG topics and metrics.

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  • Elanco Animal Health Incorporated (NYSE:ELAN) today released its 2021 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report Changing The World One Animal at a Time highlighting the companys progress on relevant ESG topics and metrics.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220816005184/en/
    Elanco Releases 2021 Environmental, Social and Governance Report Highlighting Progress on Healthy Purpose Goals (Graphic: Business Wire)
    The 2021 ESG Report expands on the companys inaugural 2020 ESG Summary, providing updates on the companys sustainability programs, policies and initiatives as well as metrics and targets in several key areas, including workforce diversity and environmental impact.
  • The 2021 report outlines the companys approach to sustainability, called Elancos Healthy Purpose, and goals which align with the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals - and annual progress on the four interconnected Healthy Purpose pillars Healthier Animals, Healthier People, Healthier Planet and Healthier Enterprise, focusing on key areas in which the Elanco business can make a difference.
  • The position will report to Marcela Kirberger, executive vice president, general counsel & corporate secretary, who chairs the cross-functional Elanco Healthy Purpose steering committee comprised of senior representation from across our business.

Selina’s Inaugural ESG Report Affirms Commitment to Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility

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Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 12:00pm

With environmental and social consciousness in its DNA and impact among its five core values, Selinas operating philosophy fuels ESG initiatives rooted in care for the planet, starting with its host communities.

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  • With environmental and social consciousness in its DNA and impact among its five core values, Selinas operating philosophy fuels ESG initiatives rooted in care for the planet, starting with its host communities.
  • Demonstrating the companys strong progress in 2021, Selinas entire 10-property Costa Rica portfolio was certified net-zero for carbon emissions.
  • Moreover, the company is making progress on its goal to reduce paper waste by implementing technology and enhancing its app to support paperless check-in.
  • To that end, Selina also detailed some of the progress it has made advancing its ESG initiatives in 2022.

O’Charley’s Announces Special School Supply Drive for Victims of Eastern Kentucky Flooding

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Monday, August 15, 2022 - 4:20pm

OCharleys Restaurant + Bar , the American restaurant with 144 locations across 16 states that is home to Great Food and Good Times, is proud to announce a special school supply drive for the victims of the recent flooding in Eastern Kentucky as well as a Teacher Appreciation Week later in August.

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  • OCharleys Restaurant + Bar , the American restaurant with 144 locations across 16 states that is home to Great Food and Good Times, is proud to announce a special school supply drive for the victims of the recent flooding in Eastern Kentucky as well as a Teacher Appreciation Week later in August.
  • This supply drive and Teacher Appreciation Week are part of the OCharleys Hometown Heroes initiatives which honor the local heroes whose tireless service keep our communities safe and healthy.
  • OCharleys will be collecting school supplies at participating restaurants and accepting donations online to support the families along with schools affected by the flooding.
  • The school supply drive and upcoming Teacher Appreciation Week are just two of the latest OCharleys Hometown Heroes initiatives.