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The Rise of Water Investing

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by Justin Winter, Portfolio Manager and Director, Impax Asset Management 

Clean water and sanitation for all is the subject of the United Nations’ sixth sustainable development goal, and an increasingly relevant topic to both emerging markets and the developed world. The need for water infrastructure is great in the developing world, and in the developed world, ensuring access to clean water is an ever-present issue, as recent crises have illustrated. This brings opportunities for sustainable investors.

Using Connected Solutions to Tackle the Biggest Urban Challenges

AT&T Annual Sustainability Update 2016
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AT&T is teaming up with companies to deploy innovative connected solutions to tackle some of the biggest urban challenges to create "smart" cities across the country. Find out how here.

Collaboration for a Cleaner World

Real-world partnerships are delivering unexpected results
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Mike Britt | UPS 

I live about 40 miles from work. If I leave at 6 a.m. when the morning rush begins, it takes me an hour to get to the office. And it takes me 70 minutes to get home if I leave at 5 p.m. This is the norm for the average commuter in Atlanta.

Without changes, it will only get worse.

With the rise of megacities around the world, traffic congestion is inescapable – or so it seems.

City States Rising!

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Globalism’s associated and accelerating complexity of interconnected crises from migration to terrorism, from pandemics to climate change, define the new context of our 21st-century reality.  Unmanaged technological change and an outdated economic ideology compound the already unfair burden these crises impose on global citizens.  One need only consider the 18 percent approval rating of the United States Congress, the recent U.S.

First UPS U.S. Delivery eBike Debuts In Portland, Ore.

eBike To Help Solve Ever-Evolving Demands of Urban Logistics
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December 7, 2016 ​/3BL Media/ - UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced its first eBike in the U.S. This new electrically-assisted tricycle began delivering packages in  Portland, Ore., on November 21. UPS anticipates this eBike prototype could become a component of its delivery capabilities in some other cities across the country. The deployment of the eBike is part of UPS’s ongoing commitment to reduce carbon emissions as city populations and e-commerce grow, and traffic, noise and air quality challenges continue to rise.

Narrow Streets, Unlimited Innovation

Could an experiment in one European city become the template for urban delivery?
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Frank Horch | City of Hamburg

Home to the second largest port in Europe, Hamburg, Germany has been a transportation center for centuries, serving as a vital link to trade between the continent and the world beyond.

Since early times, people have settled by great rivers to engage in trade. Ports are vibrant population centers in every continent. They are often characterized by a thriving economy, wide diversity, tolerance and creativity.

That’s how it is in Hamburg, too.

Bloomberg Philanthropies: “Ideas Camp”

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Originally posted on Smart Cities Challenge
 

Bloomberg Philanthropies Delivers “Ideas Camp” for Hundreds of Municipal Leaders in Partnership with the Ministry of Urban Development 

Bloomberg Philanthropies: Cities and Climate Change in Canada

Canadian cities provide an excellent laboratory for demonstrations and pilot projects that can be developed and deployed nationwide.
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Bloomberg Philanthropies: Low Carbon Futures in Canada – the Role of Urban Climate Change Mitigation

Briefing on urban energy use and greenhouse gas emissions
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Low carbon futures in Canada – the role of urban climate change mitigation Briefing on urban energy use and greenhouse gas emissions

Prepared by Ralph Torrie, Torrie Smith Associates September 2015 Prepared with the support of Bloomberg Philanthropies

Report is attached - Originally posted on Bloomberg.org.

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