Tag Archives: sustainability

Siemens Gamesa to continue cooperation on one of Taiwan’s first offshore wind power projects

ZAMUDIO, 17-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy conditionally received an order from awarding consortium partners Macquarie Capital and Swancor Renewable Energy Co. for the supply of offshore wind turbines for the 376 megawatt (MW) Formosa 2 Offshore Wind Farm … Read the full press release

Microsoft partners with Vattenfall to power the future datacenters in Sweden with 100 percent renewable energy

STOCKHOLM, 30-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Vattenfall and Microsoft team up to power new Swedish datacenter locations with renewable energy that will reduce overall carbon footprint from the new datacenters. Microsoft’s future datacenters in Gävle and Sandviken, north of Stockholm will … Read the full press release

Biodiversity Report Is Urgent Call to Action Beyond Fixes; Geneva Global Initiative Calls on World Community to Focus on Concrete Actions

GENEVA, 6-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The UN IPBES’ 2019 Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services is another one in a long line of warnings about the state of our planet. It should be clear that we face multiple … Read the full press release

Henrik Normann presented NIB at the Norden Association’s 100th anniversary seminar

HELSINKI, 17-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — NIB President & CEO Henrik Normann spoke at the Norden Association’s (Föreningen Nordens) 100th anniversary seminar on Monday, 15 April, in Christiansborg, the Danish parliament building. The seminar, titled “Nordic responsibility for the UN Sustainable … Read the full press release

Neste on climate change discussion in Finland: transport-related emissions must be reduced immediately

ESPOO, 9-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Neste calls on the next government in Finland to set more ambitious targets for emission reductions for the next four years. Neste believes that transport-related emissions must be reduced immediately and for the purpose both … Read the full press release

Audi Environmental Foundation presents the 8th Sustainable Resource Management (SRM) Award

INGOLSTADT, 6-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Audi Environmental Foundation recognised two master’s theses in the Sustainable Resource Management course of study. The 8th SRM Award went to Julia Möbius and Sebastian Heinz of Technical University of Munich. Each of the winners received 1,500 euros prize money. Julia … Read the full press release

Elli.eco’s first product called Volkswagen Naturstrom® is now available across Germany: 100 percent CO2-free electricity from wind, solar or hydroelectric power

WOLFSBURG, 30-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Elli, which stands for Electric life, is a newly established company (2018) part of Volkswagen Group that aims to be the first provider on the market to offer a seamless energy and charging experience for electric car … Read the full press release

Henkel reports 2018 preliminary sales of 19.9 billion euro

Implementation of Henkel 2020+ well under way Preliminary results 2018: Good performance despite significant headwinds Stepping up investments in brands and innovations to capture growth opportunities in consumer businesses and accelerate digital transformation Outlook for fiscal 2019 reflecting increased growth … Read the full press release

Eneco acquires minority interest in a company based in Amsterdam that improves the sustainability of existing homes

ROTTERDAM/ AMSTERDAM, 18-jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Eneco has acquired a minority interest in Energie in Huis, an Amsterdam-based company that improves the sustainability of existing homes. The companies also enter into a partnership that will give Eneco customers access to the … Read the full press release

Natixis to support low-carbon and climate resilient economy by joining the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) Partners Program

Natixis has joined the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) Partners Program to support investment towards a low-carbon and climate resilient economy. PARIS/LONDON, 14-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Natixis has joined the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) Partners Program, an international network of financial actors … Read the full press release

Madhya Pradesh Urban Development Company selects Abengoa for the design, construction, operation and maintenance for 10 years of two wastewater treatment plants in Central India

They have the capacity to treat almost 10,000 m3/d of wastewater. The total value of both projects is around 10 M€. SEVILLE, 10-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Abengoa (MCE: ABG/P:SM), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the … Read the full press release

Henkel to invest 5 million pounds in Circularity European Growth Fund I LP managed by Circularity Capital

Henkel invests into specialist circular economy fund DÜSSELDORF, 09-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Supporting Henkel’s progress in sustainability, the company closed the investment into Circularity European Growth Fund I LP, an impact fund managed by Circularity Capital. With the investment of … Read the full press release

Eduardo Navarro appointed Telefonica´s Global Director for Comms, Brand, Public Affairs & Sustainability

MADRID, 13-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Board of Directors of Telefónica, at its ordinary meeting held today, has approved the following organizational changes that will take effect on January 1. Eduardo Navarro, current Chairman and CEO of Telefónica Brasil, has been appointed … 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

Schneider Electric Foundation becomes the first corporate foundation to join #GivingTuesday in France

For 20 years, the Schneider Electric Foundation has been rallying the Group’s employees to support its partner associations. Its actions are an integral part of the Schneider Sustainability Impact, which measures Schneider Electric’s non-financial performance The Schneider Electric Foundation is … Read the full press release

Jan De Nul won Lloyd’s List South Asia, Middle East and Africa Environment Award for its newest Ultra-Low Emission Vessels

Prestigious Environment Award for its newest Ultra-Low Emission Vessels LUXEMBOURG, 28-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Jan De Nul Group pockets another award for its sustainable and innovative approach. Lloyd’s List, a world leading online source of maritime insights, presented today in Dubai … Read the full press release

The FP WHEB Sustainability Fund won the ‘Best Sustainable Investment Fund’ award at Investment Week’s Sustainable & ESG Investment Awards 2018

LONDON, 28-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The FP WHEB Sustainability Fund has won the award for ‘Best Sustainable Investment Fund’ at Investment Week’s Sustainable & ESG Investment Awards 2018. The awards are aimed at fund managers and organisations who are at the … Read the full press release

Swedbank acted as lead manager for Stockholm County Council’s SEK 2.5bn green benchmark bond

STOCKHOLM, 26-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — On November 19th 2018 Stockholm County Council (“SCC”) issued SEK 2.5bn Green Bond, due 2021. Swedbank acted as lead manager for this public green benchmark bond. This deal is in fact, the largest green municipal transaction … Read the full press release

Intesa Sanpaolo organised two events in London dedicated to the circular economy applied to food tech

• Innovation and circularity are key to feeding the planet in the future • Intesa Sanpaolo intends to become the first Impact Bank in the world also thanks to a systemic transition to the circular economy. • Two events dedicated to food in … Read the full press release

Survey: global investors are more likely to invest in both the EU and the UK after Brexit

78% of investors expect increased investment in Europe over next five years Europe’s perceived stability and commitment to sustainability declines BRUSSELS, 08-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Europe’s attractiveness as an investment destination is on the rise compared to 2017, as the … Read the full press release

Ramboll unveils UN’s Sustainable Development Goals impact assessment tool

Ramboll unveils a new digital impact assessment tool. The tool is designed to help private sector companies gain a first overview of how they impact UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and where to unfold the potential. COPENHAGEN, 26-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

Stora Enso’s Sustainability Report 2017 acknowledged by WBCSD among top ten sustainability reports globally

Stora Enso’s Sustainability Report 2017 has been included in the top ten sustainability reports globally according to the latest Reporting matters publication by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). HELSINKI, 24-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In WBCSD’s Reporting matters publication, Stora Enso’s Sustainability Report is praised … Read the full press release

World Economic Forum: Denmark, Japan, the Netherlands and the United Arab Emirates join the Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy (PACE)

Denmark, Japan, the Netherlands and the United Arab Emirates join over 50 leaders committed to circular economy impact by joining the Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy (PACE). PACE is fast-tracking circular economy solutions to pressing environmental challenges, from electronic waste to … Read the full press release

Heathrow: UK’s first electric-hybrid aircraft to touch down at the UK’s hub free of charge for a year

Speaking at the BusinessGreen Summit, CEO John Holland-Kaye will open the incentive to all airlines operating at Heathrow both now and in the future The grand innovation prize is the latest in a suite of measures designed to encourage airlines … Read the full press release

Centrica report shows how new energy technology could meet more than half of the 20% carbon reduction target by 2030 for the healthcare and hospitality industries

The ‘Powering Sustainability’ report highlights the opportunities for distributed energy technologies. WINDSOR, 16-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Centrica plc has today released a new report which shows that new energy technology could meet more than half of the 20% carbon reduction target … Read the full press release

Dr. Tammo Boinowitz of Evonik’s Personal Care Business Line at SEPAWA Congress: The trend in cosmetics is now much more towards naturalness and sustainability

ESSEN, 15-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — At this year’s SEPAWA Congress in Berlin this week, Evonik presents a product range extended to include natural-based products, aimed at customers in the cosmetics industry as well as manufacturers of detergents and cleaning agents. “The … Read the full press release

Ferrovial and Enagás to jointly explore opportunities in biogas production and distribution

The companies will analyze opportunities to promote, develop and operate biogas plants. This alliance stems from Ferrovial’s strategy to develop waste-to-energy businesses under a circular economy model. The agreement is part of Enagás’s commitment to the development of non-electric renewable … Read the full press release

Bosch appoints Dr. Christof E. Ehrhart as head of Corporate Communications, External Relations and Brand Management

STUTTGART, 10-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Dr. Christof E. Ehrhart (52), since 2009 Head of Corporate Communications & Responsibility at Deutsche Post DHL Group, joins Robert Bosch Group as of January 1, 2019 to head Corporate Communications, External Relations and Brand … Read the full press release

Iberdrola expects to increase its renewable generation in the United States to around 10,000 megawatts (MW) by the end of 2022

Bilbao, Spain, 28-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Ignacio Galán, Chairman of Iberdrola, has made some statements to journalist Scott DiSavino from Reuters regarding his attendance at the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2018 being held in New York. Galán said the company expects to spend … Read the full press release

Capgemini received the Railsponsible Climate Change Supplier Award in the category “General Services Related to Rail”

Capgemini recognized for its commitment to creating sustainable solutions for its clients and its ability to execute its climate strategy PARIS, 28-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Capgemini announced today that it has received the Railsponsible Climate Change Supplier Award in the category “General Services Related … Read the full press release