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Microfinance Institutions Could Help African Entrepreneurs Beat Back the Pandemic

Global Steering Group for Impact Investment, a U.K.-based charitable organization, is asking the world to support African small and medium-sized businesses that...

Time Is Up on Business As Usual, Says GIIN CEO

Amit Bouri, the CEO of the Global Impact Investing Network, is racing to support efforts by impact investors to raise capital to...

Energy Sector’s Mixed Message on Carbon Emissions No Surprise to Activists

Some U.S. oil and gas companies were secretly concerned about carbon emissions, while publicly minimizing the issue. Carbon emissions have been linked to...

Companies Must Consider Workers, Not Just Profits, Says Sen. Brown

To prevent a financial collapse, companies need to consider all its stakeholders, not just shareholders, Sen. Sherrod Brown said in a webinar. The...

New Small Nuclear Reactor Gains U.S. Approval, May Bolster Flagging Sector

Advocates say the U.S. government’s first approval for the design of a new type of small nuclear reactor is good for the...

Unilever a Leader in Sustainability Drive, Report Says

Experts surveyed in the Globescan Sustainability Leaders report named Unilever as one of the most recognizable companies for its work to minimize...

Countries Can Reach 100% Renewable Electricity Goal, Says IRENA

A world where electricity generation is derived from 100% renewable energy is possible if countries adopt a patchwork of existing innovations, says...

Renewables’ Share of Electricity Rising, But Pace Is Insufficient to Meet...

Renewables accounted for a rising portion of electricity generation in 2020, slowly eating into coal’s market share. Solar and wind power constitute almost...

Impact Investors Should Bolster Political Action, Align’s Kenning Says

Impact investors need to become active in the political process if they want to see positive change, according to Align Impact CEO...

Small-Cap Companies Vulnerable to ESG Risks, Says Bank of America Report

While investors worried about ESG risks for companies with small market capitalizations are finding a dearth of information, a Bank of America...

Ireland’s Move From Peat Energy May Be Too Late

Ireland is trying to end one of its most traditional energy sources, the burning of peat for heat and electricity. The country’s move...

Carbon-Neutral Cows? Dairy Industry Moo-ving That Way

U.S. dairy industry pledged to become carbon neutral by 2050. Changing what a cow eats, manure digesters and selective breeding would cut emissions...

Impact Investor Is Banking on the Truth

N’Gunu Tiny, an impact financier, views the truth as a good investment, especially during the pandemic. Emerald Group, a boutique investment firm, was...

Renewable Energy in Developing Countries Emerges as Growth Area

One growing investment field is emerging market private equity and debt funds in African and Latin American renewable energy sources. Many investors hold...

U.K. May Become Carbon-Negative in Electricity Sector by 2033

U.K.’s electricity system could become carbon-negative by as soon as 2033, according to a future scenarios report from National Grid ESO.Country wants...

Investors Continue Push For Accountability After McDonald’s Sues Ex-CEO

An attorney for McDonald's former chief executive officer Steven Easterbrook pushed back against the fast food company’s lawsuit to clawback his severance...

Cutting Reliance to Chinese Solar Parts May Slow India’s Transition to...

India’s duties on cheap solar parts from China may slow transition to renewable energy. Duties are part of a wide range of government...

COVID May Be Impact Investing’s Defining Moment, Actis’s Shami Nissan Says

Corporations’ and PE firms’ coronavirus response — whether or not they abided by social pacts —  will be remembered long after the...

Phillips 66 Seeks to Convert Oil Refinery Into World’s Largest Biofuels...

Phillips 66 becomes latest energy company seeking to convert an oil refinery into a biofuels plant to take advantage of robust demand...

Big Freezers Become Powerful Batteries With Viking Cold Technology

Viking Cold Solutions technology lets cold-storage facilities reduce their energy demand and cut expenditures. When paired with solar panels, the technology cuts the...

Will the Cruise Industry Use the Pandemic Pause to Go Greener?

With cruise lines shut down, now might be the time for an environmental overhaul that shrinks the industry’s sizable carbon footprint. Still, some...

Writing the Future: Investors Pushing ESG Values Into Boardrooms

U.S. investors have turned up the heat on companies with a record number of ESG shareholder resolutions this year and the COVID-19...

Failed Carbon Capture Storage Project Spells Trouble for Future Ventures, Say...

Energy experts say NRG Energy Inc.’s shutdown of the only operational carbon capture storage plant in the U.S. raises doubts for such...

Solar Panels Blossom Over India’s Canals

Energy companies turn to unusual places to find space for solar panels in India, where land is expensiveSmaller projects are turning underutilized...

ESG Investment Assets Surge to $1 Trillion Record Despite COVID-19 Pandemic

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and an economic downturn, investments into environmental, social, and governance assets surged by 72% this year, says Morningstar.Investors...

U.S., Seeking to Cut Reliance on China Rare Earths, Inks Deal...

Lynas, which earned a Gold Medal from green ratings firm EcoVadis, will design a rare earths facility in Texas as U.S. moves...

Environmental Activists Watching How New York State Will Treat ‘Hazardous’ Oil...

Activists are watching whether the state will enforce a new law that closed a loophole that allowed waste from certain oil and...

TRIG’s Renewables Moves Offer Relief While COVID Crushes Energy Investments

TRIG’s portfolio of renewable energy assets has allowed it to pull through the first-half of 2020 with minimal pain when the value...

Genomic Tools: Davos Group Aims at COVID Havoc Wreaked Upon the...

Pandemic highlights differences between infection rates among ethnic groups.Medical experts are turning to “precision medicine,” or tailored treatment informed by genomic data.The...

BP Plan to Become Alternative Energy Solutions Juggernaut? ‘Doable,’ Says Analyst

BP’s plan to transform itself from an oil and gas company to an alternative energy solutions enterprise is viable, say analysts.BP is...