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Data Centers to Prioritize Environmental Sustainability

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Bob Dylan famously wrote and sang, “The Times They Are A-Changin’” and this sentiment could not be more appropriate for the drastic transformation taking place in data centers around the world. But unlike the “anti-establishment” vibe of this 1960s anthem, what we are witnessing is social, political, and economic leaders and members of our society embracing the current perspective around sustainability in data centers.

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Looking Beyond Net Zero: New Report Challenges Businesses to Adopt ‘Just and Regenerative’ Approaches Capable of Tackling Critical Global Challenges

As ‘just and regenerative’ approaches gain traction across the sustainability movement, new report defines the concept for business and outlines how companies can reset ambition in order to tackle escalating social and environmental crises
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  • As ‘just and regenerative’ approaches gain traction across the sustainability movement, new report defines the concept for business and outlines how companies can reset ambition in order to tackle escalating social and environmental crises
     
  • Coming on the back of COP26, the report recognises that net zero is urgently needed, but also challenges businesses to look beyond it - making the case for deeper transformation and providing a new tool to help leaders drive change
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  • As ‘just and regenerative’ approaches gain traction across the sustainability movement, new report defines the concept for business and outlines how companies can reset ambition in order to tackle escalating social and environmental crises
     
  • Coming on the back of COP26, the report recognises that net zero is urgently needed, but also challenges businesses to look beyond it - making the case for deeper transformation and providing a new tool to help leaders drive change

The Rise in Green Bonds: What This Means for Investors and Our Planet

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by Leslie Samuelrich, President of Green Century Capital Mgmt and Green Century Funds 

In the first half of 2021, the total value of new green bonds issued reached $248.1 billion, more than the value of all bonds issued in all of 2020.

Medtronic Announces 2045 Net Zero Emissions Ambition to Combat Climate Change

The new ambition builds on the company's existing goal of reaching carbon neutrality in its operations by FY30
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DUBLIN, November 8, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Medtronic, a global leader in healthcare technology, today announced its ambition to achieve net zero carbon emissions by fiscal year (FY) 2045 across its operations and value chain (scopes 1, 2, and 3) to accelerate efforts to combat climate change. The announcement comes during the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26), where world leaders are focusing on collectively cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels.

National Grid Connects Renewables, Installs EV Charging Ports, as Part of Comprehensive Effort to Reduce Emissions

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WALTHAM, Mass., November 4, 2021 /3BL Media/ - In a year since launching its Net Zero Plan, National Grid has made strides in its efforts to improve energy efficiency, integrate clean energy resources and reduce carbon emissions across the company’s footprint.

Supporting Aggressive, Science-based Climate Action in the U.S. and Globally

By James McCall, Chief Sustainability Officer, HP Inc.
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PALO ALTO, Calif., October 29, 2021 /3BL Media/ - From our headquarters in California to our offices in Europe and Asia, we’ve witnessed the wildfires, floods and rising temperatures that have impacted our colleagues and neighbors with increasing intensity year after year. In communities around the world, many are now experiencing the devastating effects of climate change first hand.

Dentsu International One of First Companies in the World to Have Net Zero Target Validated

The advertising giant calls for corporates to set deep decarbonisation targets in response to IPCC ‘Code Red for Humanity’
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October 28, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Dentsu International today announced it is one of the first companies in the world to have its net-zero target validated by the globally recognised Science Based Targets initiative. It includes a new deep decarbonisation target to reduce absolute emissions by 90% by 2040 across its entire value chain.

Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center Earns Highest Environmental Certification in the World

The HGA-designed Margaret A. Cargill Lodge is the first renovated building to achieve full Living Building Challenge certification.
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October 27, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The Margaret A. Cargill (MAC) Lodge at Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center—an internationally-recognized leader in environmental education—is the first renovation project in the world to receive full Living Building Challenge (LBC) certification by the International Living Future Institute.

The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) defines living buildings as:

Schneider Electric Calls for Urgent Action in the Race to Decarbonize by Accelerating Net Zero Pathways

Summary: 
  • Innovation Summit World Tour 2021 urges rapid acceleration of carbon emission reduction to reach 2050 net zero ambition
  • Expansion of consulting services for meaningful sustainability progress
  • Call to act 3-5 times faster and halve emissions this decade, with smart, green electricity and next-generation automation
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  • Innovation Summit World Tour 2021 urges rapid acceleration of carbon emission reduction to reach 2050 net zero ambition
  • Expansion of consulting services for meaningful sustainability progress
  • Call to act 3-5 times faster and halve emissions this decade, with smart, green electricity and next-generation automation

Investors Pushing the Drive to Net Zero -- Ninety One Publishes Second Edition of the Planetary Pulse Survey, Investing for a Carbon Free World: What Investors Want

Thirty two percent of investors are happy for their money to be used to reduce carbon emissions, regardless of return
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NEW YORK, October 13, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Ninety One has published the second edition of the Planetary Pulse survey, Investing for a Carbon Free World: What Investors Want. The survey of more than 6000 individual investors (investors) across ten markets (UK, US, Canada, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, South Africa, Singapore and Hong Kong) found that investors are ready to support the drive to net zero, with half stating that asset managers should use their influence as shareholders of carbon-heavy companies to he

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