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Webinar: First Net Zero McDonald's Restaurant

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A new McDonald’s restaurant was opened at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida that run 100% on renewable energy generated on site with a massive canopy of PV arrays. WSP has delivered MEP design, Energy Analysis and Sustainability services for the flagship project with extensive analysis helping the architect and client achieving the net zero goal. This session covers the challenges and stories behind meeting the stringent net zero target for an energy intensive building type.

Ninety One Becomes First Investment Manager Founded in South Africa to Sign Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative

Ninety One strives for sustainability with substance
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July 8, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Ninety One, an active global investment manager, is proud to announce that it has joined the Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative, which supports investing aligned with the global goal of net zero emissions by 2050 or sooner. This commitment underlines Ninety One’s support for the objectives of the Paris Agreement and global efforts to limit global warming to 1.5°C and aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Low Carbon Transition Plans: What You Need to Know

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The negative impacts of climate change have been growing year over year. Whether it be a discrete event like the record-setting winter storm that engulfed Texas last February or a more chronic shift like the drought conditions currently affecting the western United States, the frequency and severity of these climate-related impacts are increasing. Historically, financial institutions have been able to diversify their portfolios to reduce their risk of exposure to climate change.

Should Offsetting Be Part of the Net Zero Puzzle?

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Offsetting – the practice of compensating for carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gas emissions by reducing emissions elsewhere – is not new. Over the past 30 years, the market allowing organizations and individuals to voluntarily purchase “carbon credits” has grown rapidly. But while there are some well-reputed schemes, the offsetting industry is often criticised for being confusing and lacking in transparency. Failure to regulate it has led to wild price inconsistencies, questionable projects, the risk of double counting and, in the worst instances, fraud.

Four Steps Organizations Can Take On Decarbonization Now

by Susan Uthayakumar
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Here in the U.S., the public sector has set ambitious decarbonization goals, including recommitting to the Paris Agreement and outlining the Biden-Harris Climate Plan. These are strong first steps in the path to net-zero emissions and limiting global warming. However, federal and state ambitions will only take us so far.

Reimagining Zero Waste: Five New Ways to Recognize Your Waste Diversion Success

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By Vikas Ahuja, Director of ECS Sales and Marketing, SCS Global Services

It’s hard to believe, but the term “zero waste” has been around for more than 40 years. It was first used by a chemist, Paul Palmer, who noticed an abundance of clean chemicals being discarded by high-tech businesses in a newly developing area of northern California which we’ve all come to know as Silicon Valley. He saw a need for identifying new uses for the chemicals and a new concept of zero waste was born.

Global Initiative Grows to 87 Investors Managing $37 Trillion, With the World's Three Largest Asset Managers Now Committing to Net Zero Goal

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Ahead of Earth Day and Leaders Summit on Climate, the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative announces it now includes BlackRock, Vanguard, and State Street Global Advisors Asset managers promise to work with clients to reach net zero emissions by 2050 or sooner and set 2030 emissions reduction targets

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Ahead of Earth Day and Leaders Summit on Climate, the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative announces it now includes BlackRock, Vanguard, and State Street Global Advisors Asset managers promise to work with clients to reach net zero emissions by 2050 or sooner and set 2030 emissions reduction targets

WSP Commits to Net Zero, Supported by Science-based Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Targets

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MONTREAL, April 20, 2021 /3BL Media/ -- WSP Global Inc. (TSX: WSP) (“WSP” or the “Corporation”) is pleased to announce ambitious climate action through a commitment to achieve net zero emissions across its value chain by 2040. To support the achievement of its net zero commitment, the Corporation has set science-based greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets, which have been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

HP Inc. Announces Ambitious Climate Action Goals

Outlines broad plans to combat climate change focused on carbon emissions, circularity and forests. Introduces climate partnerships to extend impact ranging from ocean conservation to forest restoration.
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Get Your Free Reuters Events Briefing - Transitioning to a Zero-Carbon Economy Now

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April 8, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Last week Reuters Events Sustainable Business had an incredible three days with thought-provoking and inspiring discussions on how to deliver ambitions ahead of COP26 and Beyond.

Delivering Net Zero Week featured insights from PepsiCo, Danone, Walgreen Boots Alliance, ING, The Forum for the Future, The climate Group and many more.

As part of this virtual week Reuters Events has put together an 18-page briefing: Transitioning to a zero-carbon economy on the progress being made on the race to zero.

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