UN Environment partnered with Dutch financial institution Rabobank to establish a $1 billion fund offering grants and loans to businesses interesting in investing in sustainable farming practices.
During the annual Textile Exchange Sustainability Conference, 23 of the world’s most renowned clothing and textile companies, including Burberry, Adidas, Timberland, ASOS and Levi’s pledged to use 100 percent sustainable cotton by 2025.
Asda and the Co-op will collaborate to align the sustainability data from their mutual suppliers to sparkle efficiency in the sustainability monitoring of their supply chains.
Morocco is getting ready to launch a €200 million programme to spark investment in solar power projects in the agricultural sector by 2021.
On Tuesday 19 September, Climate Action, in official partnership with UNEP Finance Initiative, held the second Sustainable Investment Forum 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Times Square in New York during Climate Week NYC.
The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation announced on Tuesday that it awarded its largest-ever portfolio of environmental grants of $20 million to more than 100 organisations all over the world aimed, among others, to support wildfire and habitat conservation projects, to aid the defence of indigenous rights, and to back grassroots efforts at combating climate change.
Non-profit investor coalition Ceres published its second Feeding Ourselves Thirsty report where it assessed forty two companies from the food, beverage and packaging sectors for their water management performance.
Mars announced the roll out of a $1 billion investment to help cut greenhouse gas emissions across its value chain by 67% by 2050.
Sustainergy, a Tokyo-based renewable-energy start-up has partnered with Hitachi Capital and manufacturer Daiwa House Industry to deploy a new ‘solar-sharing’ business model, where Japanese farmers will be encouraged to make use of unexploited farms to produce mushrooms, while solar PVs will feed the operations and sell electricity to the grid at the same time.
Clothing giant Primark just announced the launch of its first sustainable cotton line.
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19 September 2017
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