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EU-Taxonomie gibt den Takt vor

EU-Taxonomie gibt den Takt vor

Verschiedenste Faktoren beeinflussen die ESG-Eigenschaften eines Gebäudes. Worauf es ankommt, erläutert Pia Hoffmann-Gallert von Wüest Partner. Mit dem Green Deal hat die Europäische Union einen ambitionierten Fahrplan vorgelegt, um bis zum Jahr 2050 eine klimaneutrale Wirtschaft zu erreichen. Eine zentrale Rolle auf diesem Weg spielt die EU-Taxonomie, die als Struktur- und Taktgeber sowie als Beschleuniger […]

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CarbonChain Launches Commodities Supply Chain Emissions Reporting Solution

CarbonChain Launches Commodities Supply Chain Emissions Reporting Solution

Climate accounting software provider CarbonChain announced today the launch of CarbonChain Comply, a new carbon reporting solution for businesses within metals and energy supply chains. According to CarbonChain, the new solution aims to address the growing regulatory requirements and stakeholder demands for transparent and accurate disclosure in the commodities supply chain, offering a “one-stop shop […]

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SBTi to Allow Increased Role for Carbon Credits in Net Zero Targets

SBTi to Allow Increased Role for Carbon Credits in Net Zero Targets

The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), one of the key organizations focused on aligning corporate environmental sustainability action with the global goals of limiting climate change, announced plans to extend the use of environmental attribute certificates, such as emissions reduction credits, to tackle Scope 3 value chain emissions, in its standard for corporate net zero […]

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Umfrage: Ein Drittel muss ESG-Performance des eigenen Immobilien-Portfolios erst noch bestimmen

Umfrage: Ein Drittel muss ESG-Performance des eigenen Immobilien-Portfolios erst noch bestimmen

Die ESG-Transformation des eigenen Immobilien-Portfolios stellt institutionelle Investoren weiterhin vor enorme Herausforderungen. Laut der aktuellen „UI Real Estate Investment Insights“-Umfrage von Universal Investment gab etwa ein Drittel der Befragten an, die ESG-Performance des eigenen Portfolios noch nicht ermittelt zu haben. Für rund 50 Prozent stellen Artikel-8-Fonds nach SFDR die entscheidenden ESG-Standards für Unternehmen dar. Diese […]

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Cleantech Startup Mission Zero Raises $28 Million to Scale DAC Carbon Removal Solution

Cleantech Startup Mission Zero Raises $28 Million to Scale DAC Carbon Removal Solution

Climate solutions startup Mission Zero announced that it has raised £21.8 million (USD$27.7 million) in a Series A financing, with proceeds to be used to help scale its Direct Air Capture (DAC) carbon removal technology. DAC technology, listed by the IEA as a key carbon removal option in the transition to a net-zero energy system, […]

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Wohnen: Stadtwerke wollen Erdgas-Versorgung schon in zehn Jahren abschalten

Wohnen: Stadtwerke wollen Erdgas-Versorgung schon in zehn Jahren abschalten

Verbraucher übersehen Kostenfallen bei „Gasheizungen“ / Erdgaspreise steigen mit Anhebung der MwSt und CO2-Kosten. Immer noch knapp jeder zweite private Haushalt in Deutschland würde sich aktuell für den Einbau einer neuen Gasheizung entscheiden, wenn eine Sanierung ansteht. Das Problem: Die Kosten für den Energieträger Gas steigen in den nächsten Jahren voraussichtlich massiv an. Seit Anfang […]

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Windfall Bio Raises $28 Million to Scale Methane-Eating-Microbe Industrial Emissions Solution

Windfall Bio Raises $28 Million to Scale Methane-Eating-Microbe Industrial Emissions Solution

Climate solutions startup Windfall Bio announced today that it has raised $28 million in a Series A funding round, with proceeds from the financing aimed at supporting the commercialization of its solution to capture and utilize methane from emissions-intensive industries. Rapid reduction in methane emissions is seen as one of the most effective near-term actions […]

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Chevron, Carbon Direct Capital Invest $45 Million in Carbon Capture Tech Firm ION Clean Energy

Chevron, Carbon Direct Capital Invest $45 Million in Carbon Capture Tech Firm ION Clean Energy

Carbon capture technology provider ION Clean Energy announced that it has raised $45 million from investors including energy giant Chevron’s low-carbon solutions-focused business Chevron New Energies (CNE), who led the round, and carbon management-focused investor Carbon Direct Capital. Founded in 2008, Boulder, Colorado-based ION Clean Energy provides technology aimed at reducing the overall costs of […]

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Investors Engaged on Energy Transition

Investors Engaged on Energy Transition

Over half of investors globally believe they can significantly influence energy transition progress through their strategies, according to investment manager Nuveen’s fourth annual EQuilibrium institutional investor survey. Fifty-seven percent of the 800 surveyed institutional investors – who collectively manage US$18 trillion in assets – said they had or were seeking exposure to alternative energies including […]

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Japan Issues Impact Investing Guidelines

Japan Issues Impact Investing Guidelines

Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) has finalised new guidelines on impact investing, setting out four principles for market participants to refer to when structuring and financing investment projects that have social and environmental benefits. The four key principles of impact investment are: intentionality; additionality; identification, measurement and management of impact; and innovation, transformation and acceleration. […]

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Norwegian Investors Choose Voting Over Divesting

Norwegian Investors Choose Voting Over Divesting

Norway’s five largest investors supported the majority of climate resolutions filed at oil and gas majors in 2023, according to research by activist group Follow This. “These Norwegian investors show the world that voting is essential to active ownership,” said Mark van Baal, Founder of Follow This. “Big Oil will only change if shareholders vote […]

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Das Kapital scheut den Wasserstoff noch

Das Kapital scheut den Wasserstoff noch

Mit viel privatem Kapital soll die Wasserstoff-Infrastruktur aufgebaut werden, global wie national. Doch trotz enormer öffentlicher Vorleistungen zögern Investoren, Milliarden in Elektrolyseure und Netze zu stecken. In Deutschland einigte sich jetzt die Koalition über die Finanzierung des Kernnetzes.

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