Block Stars: How Sustainable Blockchains Will Boost Adoption
This Block Stars podcast features CEO and Co-founder of AIKON, Marc Blinder, who discusses the environmental impact of cryptocurrency mining.
Eco Briefs: Sustainability news from around Intown
REI Co-op is investing a total of $157,500 in 12 local nonprofit organizations in Atlanta in 2018, as part of the co-op’s continued commitment to steward outdoor spaces and connect people to the outdoors.
Welsh Government’s latest plan to tackle single-use plastics
FREE public access to drinking water will be available at key communities along the Wales Coast Path under Welsh Government plans to reduce……
Urban Travel, Sustainability & Accessibility: ESSAOUIRA, MOROCCO
FAMOUS FISHING BOATS By 1950, the port of Essaouira was the most important for Sardines in Morocco. Also for export of cereals. …
African Development Bank takes steps to accelerate the circular economy in Africa
With an initiative funded by the KOREA-AFRICA ECONOMIC COOPERATION (KOAFEC) focused on waste management, the African Development Bank aims to accelerate the circular economy in Africa, a model which aims to minimise waste and maximise value from resources through the recovery and regeneration of products at the end of their typical service life. The rationale for the initiative, entitled “Development of a Green Growth Investment Program in Africa focused on waste management and the circular economy,” is that waste management constitutes one of the major developmental challenges for Africa. It has serious potential consequences in terms of environmental quality, public health, fisheries, agriculture, and sustainable development. The expected outcome of the KOAFEC intervention is a stronger enabling environment for sustainable waste management and circular economy activities. This will be delivered through an enhanced policy and regulatory framework, capacity building and resource mobilization activities.
Infographic: Visualizing the Sustainable ETF Universe
Globally, sustainable exchange-traded fund (ETF) assets hit $150 billion last year, vaulting 25 times higher than in 2015. Yet despite this growth, sustainable ETFs—baskets of investments that focus on environmental, social and governance issues—account for roughly 5% of the entire ETF universe. What makes up this rapidly growing market? Where are the most common areas for investment? To answer this question, this infographic from MSCI breaks down the sustainable ETF universe.