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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Johnson Matthey will invest £200 million in battery storage technology in 2018
    Johnson Matthey will invest £200 million in battery storage technology in 2018 27 Sep 2017

    The British multinational giant Johnson Matthey announced that it will make an initial investment of £200 million in 2018 in the wake of the anticipated rapid growth of the electric vehicle market in the years to come.

    Europe,Finance,Tech. & Innovation,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  9. Green bonds are expected to reach more than $130 billion in 2017
    Green bonds are expected to reach more than $130 billion in 2017 26 Sep 2017

    Bloomberg New Energy Finance published its most recent analysis and revealed that green bonds issuance is set to reach $134.9 billion by the end of 2017, a new record so far.

    Finance,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  10. The UK commissioned its first subsidy-free solar power plant with battery storage
    The UK commissioned its first subsidy-free solar power plant with battery storage 26 Sep 2017

    The first solar power plant in the UK to operate without any kind of government subsidy will be commissioned on Tuesday, sparking excitement among renewable energy enthusiasts who describe it as a tipping point for the industry.

    Europe,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum

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