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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Berlin startup to plant mini vertical farms in supermarkets
    Berlin startup to plant mini vertical farms in supermarkets 12 Jul 2017

    Berlin based startup Infarm intends to distribute smart vertical farming systems to supermarkets, providing customers with the option to hand-pick fresh vegetables and herbs, whilst simultaneously reducing food mileage and transport emissions.

    Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Agriculture,Smart Cities,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  7. 9 of the world's largest fisheries pledge to eradicate overfishing
    9 of the world's largest fisheries pledge to eradicate overfishing 12 Jun 2017

    Nine of the world's largest fishing companies have agreed to a joint UN pact to eradicate illegal catch, overfishing, and other unstainable practices in order to protect the vitality of the world's oceans

    Worldwide,Agriculture
  8. World Oceans Day 2017: Our Oceans, Our Future
    World Oceans Day 2017: Our Oceans, Our Future 7 Jun 2017

    World Oceans Day – which is observed on 8 June every year – is a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future

    Worldwide,Agriculture
  9. World Environment Day 2017: Connecting People to Nature
    World Environment Day 2017: Connecting People to Nature 1 Jun 2017

    World Environment Day – which is observed on 5 June every year across the globe – is the largest annual event for positive environmental action

    Worldwide,Policy,Agriculture,Smart Cities,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  10. World Bank approves $32.80 million project to improve livelihoods in Zambia
    World Bank approves $32.80 million project to improve livelihoods in Zambia 10 May 2017

    A $32.80 million grant has been approved by the World Bank's Board of Executive Directors which will help improve livelihoods in the Eastern Province of Zambia

    Africa,Finance,Agriculture

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