They are sold as a convenient, eco-friendly and very modern way to negotiate congested towns and cities. There are up to a million e-scooters on British streets – even though, in the vast majority of cases, it is actually illegal to ride them on public roads or pavements. But that’s a mere technicality to a growing army of enthusiasts. They conjure up a futuristic world in which we trundle between coffee shops at speeds so sedate that riders and pedestrians alike are safe from harm. E-scooters conjure up a futuristic world – but high street cowboys are making them unsafe. Machines taking part in an official nationwide trial of e-scooters for rent are restricted to 15.5mph, for example. There is talk of new laws limiting private e-scooters to 12.5mph. Yet the reality is quite different – and such limits meaningless.
Morgan Stanley has renewed its commitment to mobilize $750 billion to support low-carbon solutions by 2030, following its initial commitment of $250 billion announced in 2018, representing a three-fold increase. The commitment builds on Morgan Stanley’s leadership position as the first large U.S. bank to commit to net-zero financed emissions by 2050 in line with the Paris Agreement, and its role as the sole large U.S. bank on the Steering Committee of the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF). The firm will achieve this commitment through increased activities such as clean-tech and renewable energy finance, green bond financing and other transactions that enable a transition to a low-carbon economy.
At first glance, the business of recycling and reusing small electronics sounds neither glamorous nor lucrative. However, given forecasts of up to 50 billion…
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