BlackRock embraces a new sustainable investment standard to meet growing investor demand for ESG-related strategies.
Minister of State with special responsibility for the Circular Economy and Communications, Ossian Smyth TD, has announced funding of €490,000 for 10 projects across Ireland under the first Circular Economy Innovation Grant Scheme (CEIGS). Creating a ‘circular economy’ is part of the move towards a more sustainable future, with a focus on reducing and eliminating waste and keeping resources in use for as long as possible. The CEIGS will help communities to make this transition across Ireland and allow the country to move towards a more sustainable future. Funding under this round of the CEIGS was initially set at €250,000. However, due to the overall quality of the successful applicants, and in line with the Department’s commitment to supporting the circular economy, Minster of State Smyth secured an additional €240,000 in funding. This has resulted in the CEIGS being able to support projects across the whole spectrum of the circular economy, from green construction to digital platforms for re-use.
The global flooring company has announced Mission Zero success for carbon neutral flooring products, and commits to next initiative, Climate Take Back.
Asked how the US might choose to retaliate, the President gives no specifics but strikes a threatening tone, saying: ‘There are many things we could do. We could do things. We could cut off the whole relationship.’
MetTel, a digital transformation leader and nationwide mobile communications provider, today announced the launch of Mobile Device as a Service (MDaaS), coupling MetTel’s leading wireless service with a fully managed device offering that covers the entire lifecycle of secure enterprise mobility, from device deployment to return and ultimately, to recycling, enhancing the experience of its mobile services portfolio to enterprises nationwide. In today’s distributed work environment, mobility is playing an integral role in helping many businesses maintain daily operations with full mobile network access to all applications and services regardless of where employees are working. At the same time, managing hundreds, if not thousands, of devices for businesses introduces complex operational challenges often requiring special expertise as IT balances multiple types of devices, plans and carriers. MetTel’s MDaaS solution solves for all of these challenges, and will be on display at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo 2022 (April 11-14, 2022). MetTel will be showcasing the MDaaS solution at its meeting room (MR13).