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  1. Uber to make London drivers use only hybrid or all-electric cars and sets up a ‘green tax' for users
    Uber to make London drivers use only hybrid or all-electric cars and sets up a ‘green tax' for users 8 Sep 2017

    In an attempt to help tackle air pollution in London, the pioneer ride-hailing company Uber announced that by 2020, all its drivers should use hybrid or fully electric cars as part of its Clean Air Plan to help mitigate air pollution levels in the UK capital.

    Europe,Finance,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  2. 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
  3. The Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative partners with the Microinsurance Network
    The Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative partners with the Microinsurance Network 5 Sep 2017

    UN Environment’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative (PSI), the largest collaboration between the United Nations and the insurance industry, announced its partnership with the Microinsurance Network, a global multi-stakeholder platform for the international microinsurance community of experts and institutions.

    Worldwide,Finance,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  4. £1 billion solar programme for social housing tenants was launched in England and Wales
    £1 billion solar programme for social housing tenants was launched in England and Wales 4 Sep 2017

    A solar programme which aims to install rooftop solar panels for social housing tenants across England and Wales was officially launched after Duch Maas Capital invested £160 million in the initiative.

    Europe,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  5. Duke Energy Florida cancels nuclear project and invests $6 billion in clean energy projects instead
    Duke Energy Florida cancels nuclear project and invests $6 billion in clean energy projects instead 1 Sep 2017

    Energy company Duke Energy Florida filed a revised settlement agreement with the Florida Public Service Commission (FPSC) to cease plans to build a nuclear plant in western Florida and invest in a solar energy, storage, grid modernisation and other clean energy projects.

    North America,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  6. Oxford to install 100 electric vehicle charging stations, turning the city into a ‘living lab’
    Oxford to install 100 electric vehicle charging stations, turning the city into a ‘living lab’ 1 Sep 2017

    Oxford City Council announced the launching of the Go Ultra Low Oxford (GULO) programme, aiming to install 100 electric vehicle charging stations in the city’s residential streets to help the deployment of electric vehicles.

    Europe,Finance,Policy,Smart Cities,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  7. South Australia calls for “the next generation” of renewable energy and energy storage projects
    South Australia calls for “the next generation” of renewable energy and energy storage projects 30 Aug 2017

    South Australia is calling for tenders from companies interested in investing in firming renewable energy, bulk energy storage and bioenergy projects having the opportunity to receive support from the $150m Renewable Technology Fund through grants and other financing tools.

    Oceania,Finance,Tech. & Innovation,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  8. US investment management company Vanguard urges for disclosure of climate change risks
    US investment management company Vanguard urges for disclosure of climate change risks 25 Aug 2017

    Earlier this August, Pennsylvania-based investment management company, Vanguard, officially announced its stance towards climate risks, urging companies to disclose how investment and asset management companies will be affected from climate change.

    North America,Finance,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  9. New report outlines action for sustainable insurance
    New report outlines action for sustainable insurance 21 Aug 2017

    A new report has been released by the global network of insurance supervisors and regulators Sustainable Insurance Forum (SIF) to outline the necessary action to tackle sustainability challenges within the insurance sector.

    Worldwide,Finance,Policy,Sustainable Investment Forum
  10. Scotland continues R&D investment to cut down costs for offshore wind
    Scotland continues R&D investment to cut down costs for offshore wind 4 Aug 2017

    The Scottish Government announced a further £1.5m in the Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) department mainly aiming to reduce costs in the offshore wind industry and explore further wind offshore opportunities for the country.

    Europe,Finance,Tech. & Innovation,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum,COP 23

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