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Cleantech Startup Aira Secures €200 Million Financing with BNP Paribas to Drive Heat Pump Installation

Cleantech Startup Aira Secures €200 Million Financing with BNP Paribas to Drive Heat Pump Installation

Clean energy tech startup Aira announced today that it has secured €200 million in debt commitments from BNP Paribas, aimed at facilitating the installation of heat pumps in homes across Germany. Founded in 2022 by impact company builder Vargas, Stockholm, Sweden-based Aira provides clean energy-tech solutions aimed at accelerating the electrification of residential heating, including […]

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UBS, Rockefeller AM Launch New Blue Economy-Focused Ocean Engagement Fund

UBS, Rockefeller AM Launch New Blue Economy-Focused Ocean Engagement Fund

UBS Global Wealth Management (GWM) and Rockefeller Asset Management announced the launch of the UBS Rockefeller Ocean Engagement Fund, a new blue economy-focused fund aimed at engaging with companies that address ocean health issues, to provide financial returns and positive impact. According to the World Bank, the Blue Economy is defined as the “sustainable use […]

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Studie: Over 70% of Companies Have Abandoned Acquisitions Over ESG Concerns: Deloitte Survey

Studie: Over 70% of Companies Have Abandoned Acquisitions Over ESG Concerns: Deloitte Survey

Sustainability considerations are becoming increasingly central in the mergers and acquisitions dealmaking process, with more than 70% of M&A leaders reporting abandoning potential acquisitions over ESG concerns, and a vast majority saying they would be willing to pay more for targets with strong ESG attributes, according to a new survey released by global professional services […]

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Italienisches Private-Equity-Haus: „Wir erzielen Rendite wegen und nicht trotz der Nachhaltigkeit“

Italienisches Private-Equity-Haus: „Wir erzielen Rendite wegen und nicht trotz der Nachhaltigkeit“

Der italienische Asset Manager Ambienta ist im Private-Equity-Bereich fokussiert und hat die Nachhaltigkeit seit vielen Jahren als zentralen Bestandteil für das eigene Unternehmen und seine Investments definiert. Wie Ambienta mit Greenwashing umgeht und wo die Unterschiede zur großen Konkurrenz liegen, erklärt Hans Haderer, Partner bei Ambienta und DACH-Leiter.

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ESG Today: Week in Review

ESG Today: Week in Review

This week in ESG news: Over half of global economy moving towards coverage by IFRS’ sustainability reporting standards; EU adopts new legislation aimed at scaling decarbonization tech industries; PwC, IFS to launch sustainability management and reporting solution; HSBC launches carbon calculator for SMEs; EU regulator calls for reporting requirements by SMEs on positive sustainability impacts, […]

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Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Nucor Pioneer New Clean Energy Investment, Risk Sharing Models with Duke Energy

Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Nucor Pioneer New Clean Energy Investment, Risk Sharing Models with Duke Energy

Tech giants Amazon, Google and Microsoft, steel producer Nucor, and electricity provider Duke Energy announced agreements aimed at exploring new approaches to support the deployment of carbon-free energy generation, including the development of new rate structures to share risk for new clean energy projects based on emerging technologies. Announced at the White House Summit on […]

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ESG-Analyse für den Finanzsektor: Nachhaltigkeit transparent fördern

ESG-Analyse für den Finanzsektor: Nachhaltigkeit transparent fördern

Nachhaltigkeit ist längst als Wert in der Wirtschaft angekommen. Auch im Finanzsektor müssen Unternehmen wie Banken, Investment und Asset Manager oder Immobilienfonds zunehmend transparent machen, welche Auswirkungen ihre Geschäftspraktiken auf Klima und Umwelt haben – weil Kunden und Geschäftspartner auch auf Grundlage dieses Kriteriums Entscheidungen fällen. Eine ESG-Analyse inklusive Sanierungsfahrplänen und Dekarbonisierungskonzepten ist daher eine […]

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Green Materials Startup Claros Technologies Raises $22 Million for PFAS “Forever Chemical” Destruction Solution

Green Materials Startup Claros Technologies Raises $22 Million for PFAS “Forever Chemical” Destruction Solution

Sustainable materials-focused startup Claros Technologies announces that it has raised $22 million in new funding, with proceeds aimed at supporting its technology to destroy PFAS, widely known as “forever chemicals.” PFAS are a group of chemicals that have been in use in a wide range of consumer and industrial products since the 1940s, and are […]

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Nearly Half of Sustainability-Labelled Funds May Have to Change Names to Meet New EU Anti-Greenwashing Rules: Clarity AI

Nearly Half of Sustainability-Labelled Funds May Have to Change Names to Meet New EU Anti-Greenwashing Rules: Clarity AI

More than 40% of investment funds in the EU using ESG or sustainability-related labels may be required to change names or sell assets in order to meet new anti-greenwashing rules, according to a new analysis released by sustainability technology platform Clarity AI. The new report follows the release earlier this month by EU markets regulator […]

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