100 start-ups from every continent apply to work with essential global industry on achieving net zero

Nearly 100 tech start-ups from across the globe have applied for a pioneering international programme, which offers the chance to work with leading cement and concrete manufacturers, on decarbonising the world’s most used man-made materials. The Innovandi Open Challenge is run by the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA), an international body, which is working with leading manufacturers on the industry’s net zero mission. The development of new technologies is a key part of the industry’s net zero roadmap. Carbon capture, use and storage technology — the focus of this…

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M&S innovating its way to Net Zero through new Plan A partnership funding

Marks & Spencer has announced a string of new investments in collaborative, pioneering projects, funded through its Plan A Accelerator Fund, to help achieve its Net Zero by 2040 goals. The UK’s most trusted brand, famous for new and exciting products, is now turning its market-leading approach to innovation to tackle climate change. Introduced as part of its ambition to be the most trusted retailer, M&S’s industry-leading, fully integrated sustainability plan ‘Plan A’ was an innovation in itself when it launched back in 2007, well before most mainstream businesses were…

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£400k for National Grid innovation projects as part of Ofgem fund to help shape Britain’s net zero transition

Research into state-of-the-art monitoring systems for offshore cables and an initiative to support the decarbonisation of rural areas are among the National Grid-led innovation projects to be funded through the latest stage of Ofgem’s Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF). Three projects across National Grid’s electricity transmission and distribution networks have secured almost £400,000 to fund feasibility studies as part of the SIF’s discovery phase, which backs the most promising innovations that could accelerate the net zero transition. National Grid Electricity Transmission (ET) has been awarded £135,000 for one project – HIRE –…

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Food sector makes measured progress toward aligning with a net zero economy, but more urgent action needed

A new Ceres analysis of major North American food companies found that the sector, which accounts for one-third of global greenhouse gas emissions, is making measured progress toward aligning with and accelerating the transition to a net zero emissions economy.   Ceres’ Food Emissions 50 Company Benchmark revealed that 37 out of the 50 companies engaged through its Food Emissions 50 initiative have reported their supply chain greenhouse gas emissions and 32 of them have set targets to reduce those emissions – two critical actions that should be the basis of an effective climate…

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Cedara & Assertive Yield Join Forces to Drive Publishers Towards Net Zero Emissions

Cedara, The Carbon Intelligence Platform, and Assertive Yield, a Total Ad Revenue Management and Optimisation Solution for publishers, proudly announce their strategic partnership aimed at empowering publishers to accelerate their journey towards achieving net zero emissions. This collaboration marks a significant milestone in the efforts to create a more sustainable advertising ecosystem. Cedara, which is on a mission to help decarbonise the media industry, will serve as the preferred sustainability partner for Assertive Yield’s clients. Publishers that leverage Cedara’s automated measurement solutions to accurately assess their overall emissions will be…

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