BlackRock Survey Shows Acceleration of Sustainable Investing

Global health and economic challenges this year have not slowed investor demand and outlook for sustainable investing, according to BlackRock’s Global Client Sustainable Investing Survey. In fact, investors plan to double their allocations to sustainable products over the next five years, and 20% said that the pandemic would actually accelerate their sustainable investing allocations. “The tectonic shift we identified earlier this year has really taken hold, as the convergence of political and regulatory pressures, technological advancements and client preferences have pushed sustainability into the mainstream of investing,” said Mark McCombe,…

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Ceres releases a set of practices for an equitable and just transition to clean energy

As clean energy deployment accelerates across the U.S. with solar and wind power now supplying more electricity than coal and $1.7 trillion in new renewable projects expected this decade, Ceres issues a set of recommendations to help ensure local communities and workers are not left behind in the clean energy transition. Recognizing in the transition a huge opportunity to create a more equitable, just and sustainable economy, the report—Practices for Just, Equitable and Sustainable Development of Clean Energy Resources—details how the rapid clean energy deployment underway can and must embrace…

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Ethical Hour and ContentCal join forces to boost small businesses

The world’s largest online community for purpose-driven business founders, #EthicalHour, is launching a new partnership with leading UK social media agency, ContentCal, to provide its members with up-to-date knowledge to help them grow their ethical enterprises. From Thursday 21 January, Andy Lambert, growth director at ContentCal, will provide a monthly Social Snapshot – a live briefing session including the latest changes in social media, and what they mean for marketing – exclusively for #EthicalHour paying members. On the last Thursday of each month, Andy will deliver an overview on matters…

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Lenovo CO2 Offset Services Offsets 26,000 Metric Tonnes as Global Rollout Points to a Sustainable Future for Retail

Lenovo has revealed how customers are ushering in a green revolution in commerce by opting to offset the carbon emissions of new Think branded products at the point of purchase as part of the company’s new CO2 Offset Services initiative. Lenovo first launched the program as a pilot in the Nordics in February 2020. Building on this successful pilot, the Company plans to roll out the program in 2021 for all of Europe, Middle East and Africa as well as Asia Pacific and North America. It’s believed to be one…

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UKRI announces winners of industrial cluster competition

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has announced the winners of the second phase of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund’s (ISCF) decarbonisation of industrial clusters: cluster plan competition. Six projects across the UK will receive a share of £8 million in funding as part of a drive to create the world’s first net zero emissions industrial zone by 2040. The six winners are a combination of: consultancies development companies local authorities partnerships consortiums. Net zero industrial clusters The winners have won funding for plans to work towards net zero industrial clusters…

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