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  1. About 1400 multinational companies now factor carbon price into business plans
    About 1400 multinational companies now factor carbon price into business plans 16 Oct 2017

    According to CDP, a global non-profit environmental disclosure platform, the number of companies that now factor an internal carbon price into their business plans has increased eight times since 2014 because they understand that carbon risk management is a business imperative.

    Worldwide,Finance,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  2. Norway triggers political debate over new EV tax
    Norway triggers political debate over new EV tax 16 Oct 2017

    Norway is proposing a what-is-known as “Tesla tax”, that would remove the tax exemption from the heaviest electric cars weighing more than 2 tonnes, triggering intense political debate about the future of EVs in the country.

    Europe,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  3. IMF report urges rich nations to help low-income countries with climate adaptation
    IMF report urges rich nations to help low-income countries with climate adaptation 11 Oct 2017

    The International Monetary Fund released its latest World Economic Outlook report, where it dedicated one complete chapter making the case for the unequal consequences of climate change that low-income countries will have to bear, urging rich countries to contribute more toward both climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts.

    Worldwide,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  4. BNP Paribas pledges to stop financing the oil & gas industry
    BNP Paribas pledges to stop financing the oil & gas industry 11 Oct 2017

    The French banking giant, BNP Paribas, announced its new global financing policy stating that it will stop financing companies whose main activities are in the shale and tar sands oil industry, as part of its plan to accelerate its support of the energy transition and tackle climate change.

    Finance,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  5. Scotland launched £18 million Circular Economy Investment Fund
    Scotland launched £18 million Circular Economy Investment Fund 10 Oct 2017

    The Scottish Government announced on Tuesday the establishment of a new £18 million Circular Economy Investment Fund, to help future-proof the Scottish energy sector.

    Europe,Finance,Tech. & Innovation,Policy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  6. The Green Climate Fund allocates $110 million to Kazakhstan for clean energy projects
    The Green Climate Fund allocates $110 million to Kazakhstan for clean energy projects 9 Oct 2017

    The Kazakh Energy Ministry reported that the Green Climate Fund (GCF) approved $110 million in funding for renewable energy projects in Kazakhstan, in partnership with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

    Asia,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  7. Catholic Church to announce major fossil fuel divestment
    Catholic Church to announce major fossil fuel divestment 3 Oct 2017

    A group of about 40 Catholic institutions will announce tomorrow a record divestment from fossil fuels.

    Worldwide,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Investment Forum
  8. 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
  9. US to invest $15 million to solar desalination technologies
    US to invest $15 million to solar desalination technologies 29 Sep 2017

    The US Department of Energy announced on Wednesday that it would allocate new funding sources to develop solar desalination technologies that will enable the recovery of freshwater from otherwise unusable water resources, while reducing operational costs.

    North America,Finance,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  10. New report sets the pathway for business sustainability
    New report sets the pathway for business sustainability 27 Sep 2017

    Global asset management company UBS recently published a white paper called ‘Business with impact’, suggesting corporations ways to incorporate sustainability targets to generate both financial and social returns.

    Finance,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum

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