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Closing the Sustainability Gap: 3 Key Growth Trends All Insurers Need to Consider

I’ve already discussed the key reasons why the sustainability movement is gaining so much momentum, and the best embodiment of the global attention being paid to sustainability issues is the United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda.

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Falkirk Council to get £90m boost for sustainable economic recovery

Falkirk Council to get £90m boost for sustainable economic recovery The Scottish and UK Government have pledged £90m into Falkirk’s economy as part of the Falkirk Growth Deal today (July 21). The money will be used to drive and grow inclusive and sustainable economic recovery in the region over the next ten years, with targeted economic development across infrastructure, transport, innovation, energy transition and skills. £40m will come from the UK Government as part of the deal, which will be matched by the Scottish Government and added to, with an additional £10m investment to support green economic ambitions. 

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Creating sustainable, modern and comfortable communties – Panasonic UK & Ireland

For Panasonic in Europe, the decarbonisation of society is a key business focus while also supporting the promise we make as a brand to contribute to “a better life and a better world”.  Another motivator for working towards a greener world is that by 2050, the EU aims to become a climate neutral economy amidst population density growth and greater urbanisation. To help these efforts, 

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Other Voices: Propane supports sustainability goals and the bottom line – Supply Chain 24/7

Sustainability has become a critical component to business plans across the country. Companies are looking for areas to reduce emissions, which often involves taking a closer look at the equipment and fuel chosen to move materials day to day.
Thing is, implementing sustainable practices needs to make business sense, too. Fortunately, propane equipment offers a clean, cost effective solution to material handling professionals of all kinds.

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Bioenergy in Kenya: Making tea production sustainable

Tea production is a key industry in Kenya, where millions of people depend on it for a living. Can waste from sugarcane make processing the crop more environmentally friendly?…

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Case Study: How UMass Boston Combined Solar, Storage and EV Charging

The University of Massachusetts Boston recently developed a 25-year plan to make the campus more sustainable. As a major step in that plan, UMass partnered with Enel X to add solar, storage, and EV charging to their Boston campus.

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Sustainable fashion, biodegradable menstrual pads: Students’ innovations won WWF’s Panda trophy | Education News,

NIFT students reached out to 40,000 people through campaigns and various other platforms and saved up to 90,000 gallons of water and 4200 kg of scrap fabric. Sree Ayappa College, Kerala came up with the idea of producing biodegradable sanitary napkins from natural raw materials and trained local…

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Eustice sets out Post-Brexit vision for environmental recovery

Environment Secretary George Eustice set out his vision on how environmental protections can better deliver both for people and nature after Brexit.

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Call for Evidence: A Review of Coherent Provision and Sustainability in Further and Higher Education

This publication invites all interested individuals and organisations to submit evidences to help inform the SFC review of coherent provision and sustainability in Further and Higher Education.

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The impact of COVID-19 measures on Belgian traffic and air quality

Throughout the whole of last year (2019), we used multiple open data sources to collect data such as highway traffic, air quality, weather, bike rental.

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Shell encourages UK Government to bring petrol and diesel car sale forward

Shell’s Country Chair for the UK has said that the national ban on petrol and diesel car sales could and should be moved forward to 2030, to ensure that the 2050 net-zero target is met.

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Kenya Association of Manufacturers Lobbies for a Circular Economy from Waste Management

Last week, the Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) held a virtual meetup with the local blogging community for an interactive session that was also broadcasted on YouTube and Facebook.The meet was held alongside the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) and sought to highlight the expansion of…

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Global Salmon Initiative Looks to Boost Sustainability Efforts

As it looks towards its future, the Global Salmon Initiative (GSI) said it will launch new projects to address challenges in climate, food and nutrition security in hopes to put the farmed salmon industry as one of the global leaders of sustainable proteins.

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Lubrizol Life Science introduces eco SPF booster

Lubrizol Life Science introduces Sunhancer Eco SPF booster, a patent-pending, naturally-derived technology that increases SPF and is compatible with both organic and inorganic sunscreen actives.

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‎The Bid: How do shareholders hold companies accountable on sustainability?

‎If you were to invest in a company, you’d watch how it performs and take interest in how it grows over time. In the world of investment stewardship, companies take those actions on behalf of their clients.

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Mission-Driven Beverage Startup ZenWTR™ Appoints Sustainable CPG Veteran Bryan Crowley as CEO

ZenWTR™, the world’s first bottled beverage to utilize 100% recycled, certified ocean-bound plastic, announced today it has named veteran food…

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Velocys backs call for more investment in sustainable aviation technology

Velocys has welcomed the publication of a letter to the UK Chancellor from a cross-party group of MPs, calling for the Government to enhance investment in aviation decarbonisation. The letter stated the importance of synthetic fuels as the realistic practical solution to lower carbon emissions and meet net zero targets.

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UK Collaboration Eyes Sustainable Composites

Despite the aerospace industry’s high rate of aluminum aircraft recycling, use of composites is adding a layer of complexity to that effort.

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How can airports operate more sustainably during the COVID-19 crisis?

With passenger volumes down by an astonishing rate, how can airports manage to transition through the current crisis and reach a level of sustainable operations once again?…

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Up to 94,000 microplastic particles flow down the Thames per SECOND | Daily

Experts from the Royal Holloway University studied how high levels of microplastics are impacting the River Thames, including its water column and shoreline.

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Coronavirus: EU’s recovery deal lacking climate spending accountability, green groups warn

Following four nights of negotiations, the European Union (EU) has agreed its biggest joint borrowing plan ever recorded, pledging €750bn to a coronavirus recovery package, but green groups have expressed concerns that focus and accountabilit…

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Key auto-tech supplier counts on us updating our cars like iPhones

More cars could get new features, like advanced driver assistance and infotainment systems, through OTA updates rather than forcing drivers to trade in for a…

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Ulta Beauty reinforces commitment to sustainability and transparency

The US beauty retailer has launched the ‘Conscious Beauty’ program, an initiative aiming at providing more choice and information to customers in terms of sustainability. The program is set to debut this fall and will certify brands under five, key pillars – Clean Ingredients, Cruelty Free,…

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The Dutch have decided: Burning biomass is not sustainable

The Netherlands should phase out the use of biomass for generating electricity as soon as possible, the advisory board of the Dutch government said in a report presented earlier this month.

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Airbus starts Hamburg deliveries with sustainable aviation fuel

Hamburg, 17 July 2020 – Airbus is expanding its sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) operations, now including aircraft deliveries from its site in Hamburg, | For Immediate Release | Official News Wire for the Travel Industry…

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Ocean-friendly exfoliators: All the benefits of microbeads with none of the negatives

Following the phase-out of exfoliating plastic microbeads from cosmetic and toiletry products, what are the greenest and gentlest alternatives to help consumers achieve glowing skin?

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TGG’S SUSTAINABLE RURAL DEVELOPMENT GOAL

TGG’s Sustainable Rural Development Goals encompass all essential elements to transform and improve the lives of people in rural areas through responsible and sustainable habits. Ideated to allow men to strike the right balance between industrialization and environmental concern, empowered by the true story of people who have started to live in the new sustainable way.

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Single-use masks could be a coronavirus hazard if we don’t dispose of them properly

From midnight tomorrow, it will become mandatory for anyone in Melbourne and Mitchell Shire leaving their homes to wear a mask. Many people have already been wearing masks for some time in a bid to protect themselves and others from COVID-19.

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A Sustainable Light-Chargeable Two-Electrode Energy Storage System based on Aqueous Sodium-Ion Photo-Intercalation

Direct photo-to-chemical energy conversion realized through photocatalysis could provide the ultimate solution to the intermittency problem of solar energy.Among different designs of photocatalytic solar energy storage systems, the two-electrode system offers the simplest configuration for enabling…

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Royal Mail’s electric vans and Kering’s biodiversity drive: The sustainability success stories of the week

As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainability success stories of the week from across the globe.

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Giorgio Armani’s new scent marks turning point in commitment to sustainability

My Way is housed in a refillable bottle and is said to be carbon neutral…