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AFRY Chosen to Conduct Environmental and Social Impact Assessments for Indonesia’s 500MW Solar PV Projects

(IN BRIEF) PT PLN Indonesia Power, a subsidiary of Indonesia’s state-owned electricity company PT PLN, has enlisted AFRY to perform Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIAs) for five large solar photovoltaic (PV) projects situated on Java Island. These projects play … Read the full press release

Philips Collaborates with Tampere Heart Hospital to Enhance Environmental Sustainability

(IN BRIEF) Philips has completed a comprehensive analysis of Tampere Heart Hospital’s environmental sustainability, focusing on interventional cardiology and carbon footprint evaluation. The findings have been transformed into a joint action plan to expedite the hospital’s efforts to achieve net-zero … Read the full press release

Romans Were Environmental Pioneers: Study Uncovers Ancient Recycling of Silver Coins

(IN BRIEF) New research conducted by the University of Liverpool and the University of Warwick reveals that the Romans were early practitioners of recycling. The study, published in the journal Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, examined the presence of gold impurities … Read the full press release

Wandering Albatrosses May Use Infrasound for Navigation on Long Ocean Journeys, University of Liverpool Study Finds

(IN BRIEF) A recent study conducted by the University of Liverpool suggests that wandering albatrosses, known for their extensive seabound journeys, may rely on infrasound for navigation during their long and featureless foraging trips that span thousands of miles. The … Read the full press release

Sky Kids Launches ‘Save Our Wildlife’ Documentary and ‘Obki’ Season 3 to Encourage Environmental Awareness in Children

(IN BRIEF) Sky is set to release a new documentary titled “Save Our Wildlife” on October 9, aimed at inspiring children and families to protect the planet. The documentary, in partnership with Sky Zero, follows eight-year-old conservationist Aneeshwar Kunchala and … Read the full press release

LEGO Group Appoints Annette Stube as Chief Sustainability Officer to Drive Environmental Initiatives

(IN BRIEF) The LEGO Group has announced the appointment of Annette Stube as its Chief Sustainability Officer, effective from January 1, 2024. Annette, currently serving as the Executive Vice President and Head of Sustainability at Stora Enso, will report directly … Read the full press release

EIB’s Working Paper Discusses Climate Risks in Latin America and the Caribbean, Banking Sector’s Green Transition Challenges

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has presented a working paper titled “Climate Risks in Latin America and the Caribbean: Are banks ready for the green transition?” at the 2023 Finance in Common Summit in Colombia. The paper highlights … Read the full press release

Finnish Company Outokumpu Leads Industry in Sustainability with First-Ever Environmental Product Declaration for Ferrochrome Production

(IN BRIEF) Outokumpu, possessing the EU’s largest chromite reserves, sets a new sustainability benchmark by becoming the first ferrochrome producer to release an environmental product declaration (EPD) for its ferrochrome production process. The EPD, a verified and comprehensive assessment, showcases … Read the full press release

Green Excellence: UEA Campus Receives Seventh Consecutive Green Flag Award

(IN BRIEF) The University of East Anglia (UEA) has been awarded the prestigious Green Flag award for the seventh consecutive year, recognizing its outstanding green spaces and environmental standards. The UEA campus, covering 360 acres, includes various habitats and hosts … Read the full press release

New App Links Carbon Emissions to Melting Arctic Sea Ice, Revealing Impact on Global Warming

(IN BRIEF) A new app developed by Arctic Basecamp, in collaboration with Earthrise Media, uses AI and ClimateTRACE data to reveal the impact of global carbon emissions on rapidly melting Arctic sea ice. The app allows users to input a … Read the full press release

Researchers Discover Previously Unknown Methane Sources in Hamburg, Highlighting Importance of Emission Reduction

(IN BRIEF) A team of researchers from the Technical University of Munich conducted a study in Hamburg to identify methane leaks and previously unknown sources of methane emissions in urban areas. Methane, the second most common greenhouse gas, has a … Read the full press release

Enel Stands Out as a Top Performer in ESG Practices and Transparency

(IN BRIEF) Enel, a global energy company, has once again been recognized for its exceptional environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices. It has maintained its position in the prestigious FTSE4Good Index Series and the Euronext Vigeo-Eiris (V.E.) indices. Enel’s commitment … Read the full press release

BASF Personal Care Launches Re_think to Promote Health and Sustainability in Personal Care Industry

(IN BRIEF) BASF Personal Care has launched its Re_think concept for in-cosmetics, a focus on health, sustainability and transparency in the personal care market to reshape and reinvent the industry for a sustainable future. The concept aligns with the changing … Read the full press release

Finnvera implements updated process for assessing environmental and social risks in export financing

(IN BRIEF) Finnvera improves risk management with environmental and social risk screening of export financing applications. In 2022, the export credit guarantee provider received 371 applications, one-third of which were screened by the environmental and social risk management team after … Read the full press release

Vattenfall recognized for tackling climate change in supply chain by global organization CDP

(IN BRIEF) Swedish energy company Vattenfall has won the Supplier Engagement Leader award from environmental nonprofit CDP. The award recognises Vattenfall’s efforts in its supplier CO2 reduction project, which aims to minimise the company’s carbon footprint in its supply chain. … Read the full press release

Allianz Group the leading insurance company in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI)

(PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH, 15-Nov-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Allianz Group, one of the leading integrated financial services providers worldwide, has announced that it leads the insurance sector in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). The insurer has been ranked on the … 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

Yara ranked third among 100 largest companies on the Oslo Stock Exchange in ESG reporting

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 10-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Yara International, Norwegian chemical company, announces that it has been ranked among the top performers in a new report from The Governance Group evaluates and ranks the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) reporting … Read the full press release

Allianz releases Sustainability Report 2020, new climate strategy and targets

High customer satisfaction, most attractive employer in the insurance industry and more female managers  Significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from business operations   Expansion of guidelines for carbon-based business models in property and casualty insurance and proprietary investments from 2023 … Read the full press release

Akzo Nobel strengthens its paints business in Spain with the closing of Titan Paints’ acquisition

(PRESS RELEASE) AMSTERDAM, 2-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Akzo Nobel N.V. announces that it has completed the acquisition of Industrias Titan S.A.U. (Titan Paints). The acquisition of 100% of the shares of one of Spain’s best-known paint brands strengthens Akzo Nobel’s … Read the full press release

Hexagon AB’s new ESG goals focus on carbon emissions, supplier audits and gender diversity

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 3-Feb-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Hexagon AB, the leader in sensor, software and autonomous solutions, has announced the launch of a new sustainability programme with key environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals centred around carbon emissions, supplier audits … Read the full press release

Iberdrola to ensure 70% of its main suppliers worldwide comply with environmental, social and governance objectives by 2022

(PRESS RELEASE) BILBAO, 29-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Spanish multinational electric utility company Iberdrola to promote ESG criteria to its more than 22,000 suppliers worldwide, from which it makes purchases worth 20 billion euros a year. ESG criteria -environmental, social and … Read the full press release

Sumitomo Corporation Europe Limited and NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS sign Memorandum of Understanding

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, UK / BERGEN, Norway, 21-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Sumitomo Corporation Europe Limited (SCEU) and the Norwegian research institute, NORCE, have signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which strengthens the two organisations’ commitment to ongoing collaboration in … Read the full press release

C.F. Møller Architects partners with Retell notice board maker Gejst

(PRESS RELEASE) AARHUS C, 31-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — C.F. Møller Architects, one of Scandinavia’s leading architectural companies with more than 90 years of history, has announced it will partner with the young Danish design company Gejst over the development of … Read the full press release

Ericsson’s latest ConsumerLab report: concerns about air and water pollution, climate change and global warming raise among consumers

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 26-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Swedish multinational technology leader Ericsson announced it has released its latest Ericsson ConsumerLab report called ‘Consumers, sustainability and ICT’ that contains a fresh look and insights into consumer attitudes concerning sustainability challenges – … Read the full press release

Jotun chosen to optimize hull performance and help shipowner Wallenius Wilhelmsen meet its environmental objectives

(PRESS RELEASE) SANDEFJORD, Norway, 8-Aug-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Jotun to provide its Hull Performance Solutions (HPS) anti-fouling coating system across 42 vessels in Wallenius Wilhelmsen‘s advanced RoRo fleet. HPS accurately measures hull performance with the combination of premium SeaQuantum X200 … Read the full press release

Enel S.p.A. confirmed once again in the FTSE4Good Index Series following the index’s review of the second half of 2018

The company’s presence was renewed following the second half 2018 review The Group’s subsidiaries Endesa, Enel Américas and Enel Chile were also confirmed in the latest edition of the index ROME, 13-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Enel S.p.A. (“Enel”) has been … Read the full press release

EBRD lends €15 million to Turkish chemicals maker to increase production of a key component in energy-efficient tyres

EBRD €15 million loan will fund building of new production facility New plant will increase capacity by 40,000 tonnes by 2020 Expansion supports fast-growing demand for silica used in energy-efficient tyres LONDON, 08-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In support of greener business … Read the full press release

The Ekopolis Foundation and SLOVNAFT announce the 13th annual grant program Green Oases with the motto of ‘Let us plant trees!’

BRATISLAVA, 25-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Ekopolis Foundation in co-operation with the partner, SLOVNAFT, a.s., announces the 13th annual grant program Green Oases. The topic of this year’s annual environmental program is preserving our natural heritage and related tree planting. A sum of … Read the full press release

Symrise earns its third nomination for the German Sustainability Award

Third nomination following first place in 2012 and final round in 2016 Jury honors systematic integration of forward-looking sustainability elements Holzminden, Germany, 20-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Having already received the award in 2012 and made it into the final round … Read the full press release

ENGIE and Nexity to develop future eco-campus in a wooded urban site near Paris

La Défense, France, 16-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — ENGIE and Nexity have concluded a financial and technological partnership to acquire and transform together into an exemplary eco-district, a 9-hectares plot of industrial land at La Garenne-Colombes, in the Hauts-de-Seine department (92). This … Read the full press release

Deutsche Bank launches unique concept to integrate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investment factors into its company research

Deutsche Bank has developed a unique concept to integrate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investment factors into its company research Helps investors ride the growing wave of responsible investing that Deutsche Bank Equity Research predicts will spread to cover all … Read the full press release

Newcastle University commits to embed Environmental, Social and Governance considerations into its investment strategy

Newcastle University’s governing Council has agreed to take steps to ensure the organisation’s investments better reflect its values and ethos going forward. NEWCASTLE, 25-May-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Responding to calls from Newcastle University Students’ Union (NUSU) and representations from students involved … Read the full press release

Global leader in environmental and industrial measurement Vaisala to mark 40 years of aviation innovations with customers at World Air Traffic Management (ATM) Congress in Madrid

VANTAA, 13-3-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Vaisala, a global leader in environmental and industrial measurement, will celebrate forty years of aviation innovations with customers at World Air Traffic Management (ATM) Congress in Madrid, Spain this week.  In 1975 Vaisala developed a … Read the full press release