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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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ESG-Regulatorik – Wo bleiben die Standards?

ESG-Regulatorik – Wo bleiben die Standards?

Für viele Finanzinstitute ist die MaRisk-Novelle ein weiteres Schreckgespenst hinsichtlich ESG. Denn der Detailgrad ist höher und umfassende ESG-Standards fehlen weiterhin. Doch es gibt auch Vorteile beispielsweise beim Thema Risikomanagement. Das Für und Wider der ESG-Regulatorik.

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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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Approximately 3,000 U.S. companies must comply with new EU rules, and many are not prepared. Here’s what they should know.

Approximately 3,000 U.S. companies must comply with new EU rules, and many are not prepared. Here’s what they should know.

Many U.S. companies with substantial business in Europe are not prepared for new sustainability disclosure regulations. We are at an inflection point for companies to understand their exposure to upcoming regulations and take concrete action. The EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) takes effect next year and should be top of mind. About 50,000 companies […]

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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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Nachhaltiges Investieren für institutionelle Anlegerinnen und Anleger leicht gemacht

Nachhaltiges Investieren für institutionelle Anlegerinnen und Anleger leicht gemacht

Nachhaltige Strategien beziehen wesentliche Überlegungen zu Umwelt, Sozialem und Unternehmensführung (ESG) in die Anlageentscheidungen mit ein, um die risikobereinigten Renditen zu verbessern und neben finanziellen Erträgen auch positive umweltbezogene oder soziale Auswirkungen zu unterstützen. Hat eine Institution ihren strategischen Anlageprozess definiert, geht es an die Implementierung und damit an die Auswahl der passenden Anlagestrategie. Damit […]

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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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