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Ahead of COP26, New Guide Aims to Help Investors Evaluate and Strengthen Corporate Climate Commitments

Ceres research shows companies are far behind where they need to be to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by the end of the decade
Press Release

At a time where it is more urgent than ever that companies act boldly on the climate crisis, a new guide released today by the sustainability nonprofit Ceres aims to shed light on the often-confusing array of corporate commitments, providing investors with clear and practical guidance on evaluating corporate greenhouse gas commitments and effectively engaging the largest companies to increase their climate ambition and action. 

Ninety One Launches Decarbonization '40 Act Fund to Meet Growing Demand for Climate-Aware Investment Solutions

Deirdre Cooper & Graeme Baker to manage US ‘40 Act Fund
Press Release

NEW YORK, October 19, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Ninety One, an active global investment manager, announces the launch of the Ninety One Global Environment Fund. This launch addresses growing interest from US-based financial advisors and institutional investors in access to companies in the environmental-solutions universe that are poised to grow and outperform as the world transitions towards net zero.

Cognizant Commits to Net Zero Emissions by 2030

Company Executes on Its ESG Agenda, Prioritizing Clean Energy Sourcing and Energy Efficiency Among Environmental Initiatives
Press Release

October 19, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Cognizant (Nasdaq: CTSH) today announced it will achieve net zero emissions by 2030, a new milestone set out as part of the company’s ongoing environmental, social and governance (ESG) agenda to become a more sustainable business.

Black & Veatch: Food, Beverage Companies Increasingly Eye Sustainability to Improve Operations, Bottom Line

Poll of Food Engineering Magazine readers shows industry looking to boost efficiency, reduce energy use and lower environmental impact
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., October 19, 2021 /3BL Media/ – As consumers and investors demand a greater focus on sustainability a new report finds the food and beverage industry setting more aggressive sustainability goals but still deferential to the bottom line. The Black & Veatch – Clear Seas Research report highlights the industry’s quest to increase efficiency, lower energy usage, and quell or upcycle byproduct waste despite a lack of in-house expertise to set and execute sustainability goals. At the same time, pressures to grow revenue and maintain profit margins complicate matters.

PSEG Joins UN 'Race To Zero' Initiative, Commits to Setting Science-Based Emissions Reduction Targets

PSEG Also Launches 2021 Sustainability and Climate Report – Achieves More Than 54% Reduction in GHG Emissions Since 2005
Press Release

NEWARK, N.J., October 18, 2021 /3BL Media/ – PSEG announced that it has joined the Business Ambition for 1.5°C and the Race to Zero campaigns and commits to developing science-based targets.

5G Energy Consumption: What's the Impact of 5G NR in Real Networks?

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The ultra-lean design of 5G NR can drastically decrease network-energy consumption compared to any previous cellular standard, including 4G LTE. Reaping the benefits of the standard will make it possible to optimize the energy usage for a network, even allowing a combined 2G, 3G, 4G and full 5G deployment to consume less total energy than a corresponding network without 5G. Find out how.

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The ultra-lean design of 5G NR can drastically decrease network-energy consumption compared to any previous cellular standard, including 4G LTE. Reaping the benefits of the standard will make it possible to optimize the energy usage for a network, even allowing a combined 2G, 3G, 4G and full 5G deployment to consume less total energy than a corresponding network without 5G. Find out how.

ESG Mandates Heating up for the Oil and Gas Industry

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By Steve Soter

As we enter the latter half of 2021, energy companies are embracing the growing importance of ESG disclosures and reporting. As many are adopting <, increasing efficiencies, and incorporating renewable or alternative energy into their operations to meet new mandates and regulations across both U.S. and the European Union, as well as to ensure they are attracting investment.

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
Press Release

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

The Road to Net Zero Is Paved With Emerging Technologies

Words by Kate Zerrenner
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Countries and companies must undertake aggressive decarbonization measures if they hope to align with the Paris Agreement and limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. Initial emissions reduction plans typically include proven technologies and solutions such as investing in solar and wind power, energy efficiency and electric vehicles. But the evasive, final stretch when the low-hanging fruit already has been picked can present the biggest challenges. 

Long-Duration Energy Storage: The Catalyst for a Sustainable Energy Future

Words by Tina Casey
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New energy storage technologies are surging into the market, as business leaders and policymakers seek to address climate change, support renewable energy, and create a more reliable and resilient grid. However, not all energy storage solutions are the same. The global economy faces multiple challenges in addition to climate change. To foster long-term sustainability at a holistic level, energy storage should support reliability and security while benefitting people and the planet, including historically disadvantaged communities.

Why energy storage matters

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