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WHEB Environmental Impact Fund launches with seed investment from Rothschild & Co aimed at environmental and zero carbon solutions

WHEB Asset Management has launched the WHEB Environmental Impact Fund with a seed investment from Rothschild & Co, Wealth Management, UK. The WHEB Environmental Impact Fund is a targeted version of WHEB’s global equity strategy, focused solely on its five … Read the full press release

EY to roll out its STEM App to Ireland, Canada, UK, UAE, Philippines, Australia and New Zealand throughout 2022

Seven additional countries set to launch EY STEM App aimed at inspiring girls aged 13 to 18 to pursue STEM careers Initiative contributes to the EY Ripples corporate responsibility program’s ambition of positively impacting a billion lives by 2030 (PRESS … Read the full press release

Major European energy industry stakeholders open the call for the 6th Ana Aguado Scholarship Award

(PRESS RELEASE) BRUSSELS, 13-Jan-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — ENTSO-E, the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity, has announced, along with other European energy industry stakeholders such as Bernard Energy (BEA), the European Distribution System Operators’ Association (E.DSO), the Union … Read the full press release

SEB unveils new carbon footprint calculator aimed at the Baltic market

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 29-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (STO: SEB-A) (SEB), a Swedish financial group leader on the Nordic market, has unveiled a new mobile app, available for everyone in all three Baltic countries, that will help … Read the full press release

EBRD to loan EUR 20 million to Bulgarian copper producer Sofia Med AD

EBRD €20 million loan to Sofia Med Funds to boost the capacity expansion investment Sofia Med to develop and implement a low-carbon strategy (PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 27-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), a multilateral … Read the full press release

Anouk Bomers of University of Twente to receive the Professor De Winter Award for her work on predicting flooding in real time using advanced machine learning technique

(PRESS RELEASE) ENSCHEDE, 10-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Twente, a Enschede, NL based public technical university, has announced that Anouk Bomers, assistant professor of Numerical methods and Numerical models for river hydraulics within the Marina and Fluvial Systems group … Read the full press release

Veolia’s Ecological Transformation Trophies Winners 2021 announced

New name, new categories, more diversity, more applicants from abroad… The 2021 Ecological Transformation Trophies are innovating. They reward the final theses of students in their last year of training (5th year of higher education) from engineering and business schools, … Read the full press release

Neste Corporation CEO Peter Vanacker to step down in June 2022

(PRESS RELEASE) ESPOO, 9-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Neste (HEL: NESTE), the world’s leading provider of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel and the 4th most sustainable company in the world, has announced the resignation of its CEO Peter Vanacker in … Read the full press release

Saint-Gobain among the only 200 companies included in the Climate Change A List of CDP

(PRESS RELEASE) LA DEFENSE CEDEX, 8-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Saint-Gobain (EPA: SGO), a French multinational producer of construction, high-performance, and other materials, has announced that the company has made this year’s “Climate Change A List” once again. Established by CDP, … Read the full press release

New media brand called 2050 launching in early 2022 to target young people concerned about the environment and climate change

(PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH, 1-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Burda Verlag, a German media group, has announced the launch of a new print magazine with focus on environment, society, culture and business. The new media brand will be called 2050 and will … Read the full press release

Ørsted signs two new CPPAs with Amazon, the world’s largest corporate purchaser of renewable energy

(PRESS RELEASE) FREDERICIA, 1-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Ørsted (CPH: ORSTED), a Danish leading operator of offshore and onshore wind farms, solar farms, energy storage facilities, and bioenergy plants, has announced it signed two new corporate power purchase agreements (CPPAs) for … Read the full press release

Austrian bricks and clay roof tiles producer Wienerberger wins Austrian Sustainability Reporting Award for the fifth time for its sustainability reporting

Wienerberger Sustainability Program 2023 contains ambitious goals focusing on decarbonization, circular economy and biodiversity Award in the category “Large companies and organizations”  Fifth ASRA Award in a row confirms rigorous sustainability strategy (PRESS RELEASE) VIENNA, 16-Nov-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Wienerberger … Read the full press release

ENGIE and Crédit Agricole Assurances buy 97.33% stake of Eolia Renovables from Alberta Investment Management Corporation

(PRESS RELEASE) LA DÈFENSE, 11-Nov-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — ENGIE (EPA: ENGI), a French multinational utility company active in  electricity, natural gas and energy markets, and Crédit Agricole Assurances, Europe’s leading bancassurer, have announced the acquisition of 97.33% stake of Eolia … Read the full press release

Aegon to transition its EUR 156 billion general account investment portfolio to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

(PRESS RELEASE) THE HAGUE, 2-Nov-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Aegon N.V. (AMS: AGN), Dutch multinational life insurance, pensions and asset management company, has announced it has committed to transition its EUR 156 billion general account investment portfolio to net-zero greenhouse gas … Read the full press release

Newly launched EQT Future fund to focus on longer-hold investments in mature companies with market-shaping impact potential

EQT strengthens commitment to drive positive impact by launching the EQT Future fund, targeting longer-hold investments in mature companies with market-shaping impact potential Paul Polman, former CEO of Unilever, and Jacob Wallenberg, Chairperson of Investor AB, to co-chair the EQT … Read the full press release

Schneider Electric congratulates EQT AB as the first private markets firm to achieve Science Based Targets (SBT) validation

Schneider Electric partnered with EQT to develop SBT strategy and roadmap for implementation (PRESS RELEASE) RUEIL-MALMAISON, 15-Oct-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Schneider Electric (EPA: SU), a global leader in energy management, digital transformation and automation active in more than 100 countries, … Read the full press release

EQT’s science based targets approved and validated by the SBTi

EQT accelerates its journey to address climate change by defining ambitious greenhouse gas emission (“GHG”) reduction targets, encompassing both its own and its portfolio investments’ operations EQT becomes the first private markets firm to formalize science based targets through the … Read the full press release

Tikehau Capital to acquire a 42% stake in Caisse des Dépôts subsidiary Egis

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 23-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Caisse des Dépôts, a French public sector financial institution created in 1816, has announced that it has received a binding offer from Tikehau Capital, the alternative asset management group with €30.9 billion AUM, … Read the full press release

Vaisala Capital Markets Day for analysts and investors on Tuesday, September 21

(PRESS RELEASE) VANTAA, 21-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Vaisala (HEL: VAIAS), a global leader in environmental and industrial measurement, has announced that its Board of Directors has approved the company’s strategy and updated long-term financial targets for the next three years. … Read the full press release

Biogeobatteries, Additive Manufacturing, water systems, brain organoids projects at University of Bristol funded as part of UKRI flagship Future Leaders Fellowships scheme

(PRESS RELEASE) BRISTOL, 8-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Bristol, a red brick research university, has announced that four promising future science and research leaders at the university will be benefiting from a £4.5 million UK Government funding to convert … Read the full press release

Garanti BBVA becomes the first and only Turkish bank to join the Net-Zero Banking Alliance (NZBA)

(PRESS RELEASE) BILBAO, 3-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Garanti BBVA, Turkey’s second largest private bank and part of Spanish bank BBVA, has announced it is joining the United Nations’ Net-Zero Banking Alliance thus becoming Turkey’s first and only bank to join … Read the full press release

e-CUPRA ABT XE electric SUV to race at the Arctic X Prix in Greenland

The ABT CUPRA XE team is ready to fight for victory in the Arctic X Prix and climb up the championship standings Mattias Ekström and Jutta Kleinschmidt will race with the e-CUPRA ABT XE1 for the remainder of the season … Read the full press release

Enel, Enel X and Confagricoltura partner to bring sustainable energy solutions to the agricultural sector

Agreements were signed to provide tailor-made solutions for the competitiveness of the agricultural sector (PRESS RELEASE) ROME, 9-Aug-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Enel S.p.A. (BIT: ENEL), an Italian multinational manufacturer and distributor of electricity and gas, and Confagricoltura, representing agricultural enterprises … Read the full press release

Siemens Gamesa in 3QFY2021: order backlog increase underlines further commitments to a decarbonized economy

Order backlog amounted to €32.6bn, underpinned by further commitments to a decarbonized economy; Siemens Gamesa logged €11.8bn order intake in the last twelve months Rising commodity prices and higher ramp-up costs for the 5.X platform resulted in provisions for onerous … Read the full press release

Siemens Mobility and Continental Engineering Services to accelerate production of truck pantographs

Siemens Mobility and Continental cooperate in manufacturing pantographs for trucks Initiative of the Ministry of Transport recommends eHighway on 4,000 kilometers of autobahn (PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH, 29-Jul-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Siemens Mobility announces partnership with Continental Engineering Services (CES) to … Read the full press release

Telefónica to present environmentally-friendly agriculture solutions at the Mobile World Congress

Telefónica comes to Mobile with a catalogue of proposals and real cases that highlight all that technology and digital transformation can do for the sustainability of the planet.  The company promotes the use of its IoT technology and big data … Read the full press release

LyondellBasell to source feedstock from Neste made from 100% renewable feedstock from bio-based sources

(PRESS RELEASE) ESPOO, 17-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Neste (HEL: NESTE), a leading renewable fuels and sustainable feedstock company with operations in 14 countries, and LyondellBasell, one of world’s largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies, have announced a long-term commercial agreement … Read the full press release

AFRY helped Arauco expand water reuse in their pulp production in Chile

(PRESS RELEASE) SOLNA, Sweden, 16-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — AFRY (STO: AF-B), Swedish-Finnish engineering, consulting and design company active in energy, industry, infrastructure and IT, has announced it provided expertise in Arauco’s Licancel pulp mill project, which targeted to enable the … Read the full press release

Yara EVP Communications & Procurement Pablo Barrera takes the role of Executive Director of social venture IMAGINE

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 10-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Yara (OTCMKTS: YARIY), global crop nutrition leader, has announced that its EVP Communications & Procurement Pablo Barrera will assume the role of Executive Director of social venture IMAGINE. At IMAGINE Food Collective he … Read the full press release

SUEZ Group and Airex Energy to industrialize conversion of biomass residues into biochar

The partnership aims to provide high-quality carbon credits to clients and help agricultural industry strengthen soil resilience (PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 7-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — SUEZ Group teams up with Airex Energy to industrialize the recovery of biomass residues into biochar … Read the full press release