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  1. UN Environment launches $1 billion fund for sustainable farming
    UN Environment launches $1 billion fund for sustainable farming 18 Oct 2017

    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.

    Worldwide,Agriculture,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  2. More than 23 major brands and retailers pledge for 100 percent sustainable cotton by 2025
    More than 23 major brands and retailers pledge for 100 percent sustainable cotton by 2025 12 Oct 2017

    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.

    Worldwide,Agriculture,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  3. Asda and Co-op retailers launched joint initiative to track sustainability in their supply chains
    Asda and Co-op retailers launched joint initiative to track sustainability in their supply chains 5 Oct 2017

    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.

    Europe,Agriculture,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  4. Morocco to invest €200 million in solar projects to serve agricultural growth
    Morocco to invest €200 million in solar projects to serve agricultural growth 2 Oct 2017

    Morocco is getting ready to launch a €200 million programme to spark investment in solar power projects in the agricultural sector by 2021.

    Africa,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Agriculture,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  5. Public and private finance leaders discussed low carbon investment in New York
    Public and private finance leaders discussed low carbon investment in New York 22 Sep 2017

    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.

    North America,Finance,Tech. & Innovation,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Agriculture,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Investment Forum
  6. Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation awarded $20 million in environmental grants
    Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation awarded $20 million in environmental grants 21 Sep 2017

    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.

    Finance,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Agriculture,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  7. Nestlé, Olam and Coca-Cola are the top companies in water management and disclosure of water risks
    Nestlé, Olam and Coca-Cola are the top companies in water management and disclosure of water risks 14 Sep 2017

    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.

    Worldwide,Finance,Agriculture,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  8. Chocolate giant Mars announced its $1 billion ‘Sustainability in a Generation’ climate change plan
    Chocolate giant Mars announced its $1 billion ‘Sustainability in a Generation’ climate change plan 7 Sep 2017

    Mars announced the roll out of a $1 billion investment to help cut greenhouse gas emissions across its value chain by 67% by 2050.

    Worldwide,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Agriculture,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  9. Japan combines agriculture with solar power generation to revive unexploited farmland
    Japan combines agriculture with solar power generation to revive unexploited farmland 7 Sep 2017

    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.

    Asia,Sustainable Energy,Agriculture,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  10. Primark launches its first sustainable cotton line
    Primark launches its first sustainable cotton line 9 Aug 2017

    Clothing giant Primark just announced the launch of its first sustainable cotton line.

    Europe,Worldwide,Agriculture,Smart Cities,Carbon Reduction

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