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Charted: The Global Plastic Waste Trade

Charted: The Global Plastic Waste Trade

Why Trade Waste? Though most plastic waste is managed and recycled within countries, exporting spare waste helps manage a part of their plastic emissions more cheaply and reduces pressure on local recycling facilities and landfills. Importing plastics, on the other hand, comes with certain financial benefits too. Repurposing recycled plastics into goods is a far […]

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Sanierung in großem Maßstab erforderlich

Sanierung in großem Maßstab erforderlich

Nachzügler bei Nachhaltigkeit brauchen Impulse Die Bau- und Immobilienwirtschaft sei oft ein Nachzügler bei Dekarbonisierung und Nachhaltigkeit, kritisierte im Januar Matthew Blake, Leiter Finanz- und Geldsysteme des Weltwirtschaftsforums (WEF). Nur wenige Akteure scheinen zu begreifen, dass die Zukunft in der Sanierung und im Ergrünen von Städten liegt.

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Ex-JPMorgan bankers start emerging market infrastructure investment firm

Ex-JPMorgan bankers start emerging market infrastructure investment firm

Two former JP Morgan credit bankers on Monday launched a new impact investment advisory firm focused on emerging market infrastructure, with a minority stake by British insurer Legal & General’s (LGEN.L) alternative investments arm. The firm, ImpactA Global, aims to help address the World Bank’s estimated need for $1 trillion in annual investment in emerging […]

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Listed Infrastructure: Realizing The Potential For Sustainable Impact

Listed Infrastructure: Realizing The Potential For Sustainable Impact

nvesting in infrastructure represents a unique opportunity for long-term investors to allocate capital at the intersection of environmental, social, and economic progress. A 2018 study from the Inter-American Development Bank makes the case that infrastructure has the potential to explicitly and directly support progress toward over 70 percent of the 169 Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) […]

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Key sustainability trends that will drive decision-making in 2023

Key sustainability trends that will drive decision-making in 2023

In 2023, we think continued geopolitical turmoil, persistent inflation, looming recession and worsening physical impacts of climate change will create new tensions between managing near-term risks and making meaningful progress on longer-term sustainability goals. In our latest report, we outline nine trends we see rising in prominence in the sustainability landscape during 2023. These trends […]

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The Financial Benefits of ESG and Sustainability: Quantifying the Financial Impact

The Financial Benefits of ESG and Sustainability: Quantifying the Financial Impact

Businesses today face increasing pressure to reduce their environmental impact and embrace practices designed to enhance sustainability. However, ESG and sustainability can often be viewed as an additional cost to businesses, rather than an opportunity for financial gain. To address this issue, financial models can be used to estimate the financial impact and benefits of […]

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Green Infrastructure: Transportation

Green Infrastructure: Transportation

Green transportation involves using environmentally friendly vehicles that produce minimal to no pollution. Its objective is to reduce the environmental impact of vehicles and promote sustainability. Further, green transportation infrastructure involves the development and use of clean technologies, such as electric vehicles and subsequent downstream innovation to help reduce the overall carbon footprint.

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New Environmental Sustainability Index Shows Businesses Are Still Optimistic On Climate Goals

New Environmental Sustainability Index Shows Businesses Are Still Optimistic On Climate Goals

Sustainability initiatives are still as important as ever — at least that’s what the data is telling us. Our team at Futurum Research — in collaboration with Honeywell — have released the second edition of the Honeywell Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI). The report is a global, double-blind survey of more than 750 business, tech, and […]

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