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Swiss Re Signs 70,000 Tonne Biochar Carbon Removal Agreement with Carbonfuture

Swiss Re Signs 70,000 Tonne Biochar Carbon Removal Agreement with Carbonfuture

Carbon removal solutions provider Carbonfuture and Swiss Re announced today that they have signed a new biochar carbon removal (BCR) agreement, with Swiss Re purchasing at least 70,000 tonnes of BCR credits, sourced from Carbonfuture partner Exomad Green’s new Riberalta facility in Bolivia. Biochar, or biological charcoal, is produced by heating biomass, such as forest […]

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Brookfield, Alterra Launch $5 Billion Emerging Markets Climate Transition Fund

Brookfield, Alterra Launch $5 Billion Emerging Markets Climate Transition Fund

Brookfield Asset Management (BAM) and UAE-backed climate investment platform ALTÉRRA announced the launch of the Catalytic Transition Fund, aimed at directing capital into clean energy and transition assets in underserved emerging economies. The new fund, to be managed by Brookfield, is being launched with a $1 billion anchor commitment from ALTÉRRA, with a target to […]

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Studie: Wie es Pensionsfonds mit ESG-Investments halten

Studie: Wie es Pensionsfonds mit ESG-Investments halten

Eine Umfrage unter 156 Pensionsplänen weltweit zeigt, inwieweit bei den Allokationsüberlegungen Nachhaltigkeit mittlerweile an Bedeutung gewonnen hat. Darüber hinaus wurde herausgearbeitet, welche Chancen, aber auch welche Risiken und Hindernisse die Pensionsfondsmanager sehen.

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Biodiversität als Investment – neuer Aktionsplan

Biodiversität als Investment – neuer Aktionsplan

„Biodiversität liefert über 50% der globalen Wirtschaftsleistung und menschlicher Lebensgrundlagen“, mahnt Marcel Lähn, Chief Investment Officer der FERI, und bezeichnet Biodiversität als „eine ökonomische Notwendigkeit“. Sein Haus hat geholfen, eine Plattform zu schaffen, „die die Förderung von Biodiversität ermöglicht“.

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Die EU-Taxonomie- Verordnung verstehen

Die EU-Taxonomie- Verordnung verstehen

Um bis 2050 klimaneutral zu werden, hat die Europäische Kommission eine umfassende politische Agenda für nachhaltige Finanzen entwickelt. Dazu gehören der Aktionsplan „Finanzierung nachhaltigen Wachstums“ von 2018 und die Strategy for Financing the Transition to a Sustainable Economy, die im Juli 2021 veröffentlicht wurde.

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Microsoft Purchases Nearly 1 Million Tons of Nature-based Carbon Removal Credits from Anew

Microsoft Purchases Nearly 1 Million Tons of Nature-based Carbon Removal Credits from Anew

Microsoft and climate solutions provider Anew Climate announced today a new nature-based carbon removal purchase agreement, with Anew delivering more than 970,000 tons of carbon removal credits generated from improved forest management projects across the U.S. Founded in 2001, and majority-owned by alternative asset manager TPG’s impact investing platform TPG Rise, Texas-based Anew provides climate […]

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Engie Pre-Orders 5 Million Tons of Nature-based Carbon Credits from Catona Climate

Engie Pre-Orders 5 Million Tons of Nature-based Carbon Credits from Catona Climate

Power company Engie announced that it has pre-ordered 5 million tons of nature-based carbon removals from climate finance company Catona Climate. According to the landmark 2022 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) climate change mitigation study, scenarios that limit warming to 1.5°C include carbon dioxide removal methods scaling to billions of tons of removal annually […]

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Foresight Raises €300 Million for Article 9 Energy Transition Infrastructure Fund

Foresight Raises €300 Million for Article 9 Energy Transition Infrastructure Fund

Real assets-focused investment manager Foresight Group announced that it has raised €300 million in commitments at the first close of its energy transition fund, Foresight Energy Infrastructure Partners II. Focused on long-term value creation, FEIP II is classified as an Article 9 fund under the EU’s SFDR regulation, and aims to invest in strategic energy […]

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GRI Launches Update of Standards to Report on Impact on Workers

GRI Launches Update of Standards to Report on Impact on Workers

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) announced today the launch of a new review of all of its labor-related standards, aimed at enabling companies to report on their impacts on workers, and improving transparency on workplace labor and human rights. GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards are one of the most commonly accepted global standards for sustainability reporting […]

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