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Green Bond-anza: Making Sense of the Categories

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By Benjamin J. Bailey, Praxis Mutual Funds & Everence Financial

With the recent announcement that the European Union will begin issuing green bonds starting in October of 2021 and predictions that have annual green bond issuance hitting $1 trillion by 2023, many have been left wondering: “What exactly is a green bond?”

The Global Methane Pledge at COP26: Everything You Need to Know

More than 100 countries have committed to cut methane emissions by 30% by 2030.
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By Leah Rodriguez

World leaders are stepping up to create a pathway toward reversing the impacts of climate change.

For the Sake of the Planet and Your Business, Just Do It: Why Companies Need to Take Climate Action

by Christel Heydemann
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For the longest time, companies have measured corporate performance in terms of how much revenue they generated, how many factories they operated, and how profitable they were. Other considerations, such as sustainability, the efficient use of resources, carbon emissions, and the impact on the environment were secondary in many senior executives’ and policy makers’ minds – if they featured at all.

UPS Commitment to a Sustainable Future Continues With New Barcelona Hub

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October 9, 2020 /3BL Media/ - With economies, families and communities being impacted by the pandemic and ongoing challenges such as climate change, we are committed to being a force for positive change and to supporting businesses and local communities. As a part of our commitment, UPS is opening a new hub in Barcelona that has been designed to rigorous global certification standards for energy performance.

Where Europe Is, Is There “Ahead”?

No other continent is as sensitive to sustainability issues as Europe – but is that enough?
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by Barbara Frei

In December 2019, the European Commission announced the #GreenDeal. Put another way an entire continent declared climate neutrality to be a common goal by 2050 and positioned itself as the mastermind and implementer. Let that sink in!

Schneider Electric: The New Normality!

From an unsuspecting/a careless past into an arduous future – a résumé
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by Barbara Frei

I remember a time when ideas like environmental protection, climate neutrality, and energy efficiency were political issues. When these issues were discussed, camps on either side of the issues divided into “activists” and “realists”; the Greens and the Conservatives. Some went on to demonstrate and others went to the office. These were the 70s, 80s, and 90s of the past century.

Seeking Sustainable Growth: GRI to Help Build Standards-based Approach for EU’s Sustainable Finance policy

Eszter Vitorino appointed to the European Commission’s Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance
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July 4, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Following the adoption of the UN Sustainable Development Goals in 2015, the EU has mobilized many initiatives to support the global move towards a sustainable economy. One of these is the EU Sustainable Finance strategy, which focuses on examining how to integrate environmental, social and governance considerations into the European Union’s financial system. 
 

Feb.15 Free Webinar Offers Expert Insights for Supply Chain Due Diligence in the European Union

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One of the world’s foremost experts on supply chain management, audits and investigations will offer critical insights into improving and sustaining high-performing end-to-end due diligence processes that help companies and suppliers comply with a growing number of regulations in the European Union.

Additional Non-Financial Disclosure Requirements for EU Companies in Effect This Year

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Starting this year, large companies based in the European Union will need to disclose additional non-financial information in their annual reports, specifically policies, risks and outcomes related to environmental issues, respect for human rights and anti-corruption.

How to Ensure That You are in Compliance with New EU Due Diligence Regulations

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In a recent decision, the European Union reported it reached an agreement concerning how it will regulate conflict minerals. The new guidelines set forth will require that companies who are involved in the importing of tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold (3TG)) perform their due diligence to ensure that the minerals they purchase are not from conflict/high-risk sources.

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