Impact News

ESG Today: Week in Review

ESG Today: Week in Review

This week in ESG news: ISSB moves to standardize reporting on climate transition plans, GHG emissions; ISO to launch global net zero standard; Switzerland proposes major expansion in sustainability reporting requirements; Deloitte survey finds nearly all C-suite execs want compensation tied to human sustainability metrics; Bloomberg launches sustainability data and reporting tools for investors; Canada […]

mehr lesen
EU richtet 650 Milliarden Euro teures „Climate City Capital Hub“ ein, um 112 Städten dabei zu helfen, bis 2030 Klimaneutralität zu erreichen

EU richtet 650 Milliarden Euro teures „Climate City Capital Hub“ ein, um 112 Städten dabei zu helfen, bis 2030 Klimaneutralität zu erreichen

Neues „Climate City Capital Hub“ soll EU-Städte beim Erreichen ihrer Klimaziele unterstützen. Damit 650 Städte bis 112 ihre Klimaneutralität erreichen, sind Investitionen in Höhe von 2030 Milliarden Euro nötig. Die EIB stellt 2 Milliarden Euro für Klimaprojekte von Städten bereit.

mehr lesen
Circular Economy Startup Samsara Eco Raises $65 Million to Scale Up “Infinite Recycling” Tech

Circular Economy Startup Samsara Eco Raises $65 Million to Scale Up “Infinite Recycling” Tech

Australian environmental technology startup Samsara Eco announced today that it has raised A$100 million (USD$65 million) in a new funding round. The company will use the funds to scale its enzymatic recycling capabilities, with new commercial facilities to be built in Southeast Asia in the next few years. Launched in 2021, Samsara Eco provides solutions […]

mehr lesen
Lufthansa Raises Fares to Cover Costs of New Climate Regulations

Lufthansa Raises Fares to Cover Costs of New Climate Regulations

The Lufthansa Group announced today the introduction of a new Environmental Cost Surcharge to its fares, passing the cost associated with meeting growing environmental regulations on to customers. The surcharge applies to all flights sold and operated by the Lufthansa Group departing from the 27 EU countries as well as the UK, Norway and Switzerland […]

mehr lesen
Volkswagen Invests $5 Billion in Rivian to Develop Technology for Next Generation of Electric Vehicles

Volkswagen Invests $5 Billion in Rivian to Develop Technology for Next Generation of Electric Vehicles

Automotive giant Volkswagen Group and electric vehicle producer Rivian announced today plans to launch a new joint venture, aimed at developing next-generation electrical architecture and software technology to be used in each of the companies’ electric vehicles. As part of the new transaction, Volkswagen announced that it will invest $5 billion into Rivian, including $3 […]

mehr lesen
Cleantech Startup Aikido Raises $4 Million for Low Cost Floating Offshore Wind Solution

Cleantech Startup Aikido Raises $4 Million for Low Cost Floating Offshore Wind Solution

Floating offshore wind technology startup Aikido Technologies announced that it has raised $4 million in a Seed series investment round, with proceeds to be used to build its team and develop, and for the development of a new offshore pilot project. Floating wind technology can be installed in deeper waters than fixed wind turbines, allowing […]

mehr lesen
APG Invests $400 Million in U.S. Renewable Energy and Storage Developer Doral Renewables

APG Invests $400 Million in U.S. Renewable Energy and Storage Developer Doral Renewables

Pension investment firm APG announced today a $400 million investment in U.S. renewable energy and storage developer Doral Renewables, aimed at accelerating the development and construction of Doral’s renewable energy pipeline. Based in Philadelphia, Doral Renewables is an Independent Power Producer (IPP), partnering with U.S. farm communities to build large-scale, greenfield projects to advance the […]

mehr lesen
KKR, IGNIS Launch Industrial Decarbonization Platform

KKR, IGNIS Launch Industrial Decarbonization Platform

Alternative asset and private equity investor KKR, and Spanish renewable developer IGNIS today announced that they will launch a new Power-to-X (P2X) platform to develop primarily green hydrogen and ammonia projects, for industrial applications in hard-to-abate sectors. According to KKR and IGNIS, the new platform will develop traditional renewables, largely wind and solar, associated with […]

mehr lesen
BlackRock, Temasek Decarbonization Fund Leads $69 Million Fundraise for Carbon Removal Startup Neustark

BlackRock, Temasek Decarbonization Fund Leads $69 Million Fundraise for Carbon Removal Startup Neustark

Carbon dioxide removal (CDR) solutions provider Neustark announced today that it has raised $69 million in an equity funding round led by Decarbonization Partners, a climate tech-focused growth equity investment partnership between BlackRock and Temasek. The company plans to use the funds to expand its team, enhance its offerings and expand geographically to meet the […]

mehr lesen
Revolution am Bau: Neues Material ersetzt Glas und kühlt passiv

Revolution am Bau: Neues Material ersetzt Glas und kühlt passiv

Der Baustoff Glas hat neben vielen positiven Eigenschaften auch einige sehr gravierende Nachteile. Forschende haben jetzt ein neues Material vorgestellt, das die negativen Effekte von Glas reduziert und damit eine echte Alternative darstellt. Denn durch das neue Material kommt genügend Sonnenlicht ins Innere. Gleichzeitig sorgt es aber auch für ein angenehmes Raumklima. Das sogenannte Polymer-based […]

mehr lesen
COMPANIES/ ENVIRONMENT  Swiss Offers Cargo Customers Carbon Removal Through Climeworks

COMPANIES/ ENVIRONMENT Swiss Offers Cargo Customers Carbon Removal Through Climeworks

Swiss International Air Lines cargo division Swiss WorldCargo announced the launch of a new carbon removal offer, aimed at helping customers to reduce Scope 3 emissions by removing unavoidable emissions from the atmosphere, and to support scaling up net zero technology, through a collaboration with Direct Air Capture (DAC) carbon removal provider Climeworks. DAC technology, […]

mehr lesen
EU Invests Over $3 Billion in Clean Energy, Industrial Decarbonization Projects

EU Invests Over $3 Billion in Clean Energy, Industrial Decarbonization Projects

The European Commission announced today investments of nearly €3 billion (USD$3.2 billion) in clean energy projects in lower-income member states, with the new disbursements funded by revenues from the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS). The new disbursements were made through the EU’s Modernisation Fund. Launched in 2018, with disbursements beginning in 2021, the fund […]

mehr lesen

Partner

Community