Pollution Pavillion Revealing Invisible Air Pollution Arrives In Covent Garden

A stunning, interactive ‘Pollution Pavilion’ has landed in Covent Garden’s iconic Piazza to spark a national conversation about air pollution. It’s the work of environmental charity Hubbub and Grosvenor Britain & Ireland, which are urging people to help make this pressing issue a political priority wherever they live. Research released by Hubbub finds 80% of Britons are worried that the UK limits for air pollution don’t match WHO guidelines. The survey also found that 83% of people are worried about how air pollution could affect them or their families –…

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IFC Provides $335 Million Funding To Banco Davivienda To Spur Lending To Wsmes, Green Projects, And Social Housing In Colombia

Davivienda received from IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, a subordinated loan of USD$335 million to support the financing of women-owned small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), social housing and sustainable construction projects. This is the first loan granted by IFC in Latin America and the Caribbean, under the new regulation on additional solvency of Basel III (new Tier 2). “This operation is part of our sustainability strategy of supporting female entrepreneurship, financing sustainable projects and contributing with Colombians to fulfill their dream of having their own home. With…

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Seven things you may not know about Unilever

Unilever, whilst not without their issues, have been one of the companies who have tried to be more transparent and ethical and as they turn 90 this year I thought it might be interesting to copy this “Seven things you may not know about Unilever” post from their website. Ninety years ago this week, British soap-maker Lever Brothers and Dutch manufacturer Margarine Unie merged their operations to become Unilever. To celebrate our birthday, here are a few fascinating facts about the business. You may already know that Unilever makes many…

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New report shows where UK Plastics Pact members stand against targets, and where future challenges lie

WRAP has published its first annual report and baseline data for The UK Plastics Pact, giving a clear indication of members’ starting position towards the four targets, as well as where the biggest challenges lie. The 2018/19 report and data show: 1 billion problematic and unnecessary single use plastic items to be eliminated by the end of 2020 Pact members are over halfway towards all their packaging being recyclable, and the UK is over half-way towards recycling 70% of plastic packaging Members are a third of the way towards an…

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UNESCO and Iceland establish center for sustainable use of natural resources and societal change

Director General of UNESCO Audrey Azoulay and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson today signed an agreement establishing the International Center for Capacity Development, Sustainable Use of Natural Resources and Societal Change, as a Category 2 Center under the auspices of UNESCO. GRÓ – the Center for Capacity Development – focuses on areas where Iceland has valuable expertise, i.e. geothermal energy, gender equality, fisheries and land restoration. The center is the first multidisciplinary Category 2 Center in UNESCO’s network, bringing together these four areas of expertise and…

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